In The History of St. Monica, Émile Bougaud (1823–1888) introduced his subject with the lofty claim that readers should sing such a biography rather than read it (1). Believing Monica had possessed “the most beautiful love that perhaps ever existed,” Bougaud encouraged mothers to look to her example and recognize “how divine is the [...]
For years the model in youth ministry was to pursue the shock effect, eat copious amounts of greasy pizza, play games, and [...]
Brad Hambrick, pastor of counseling at The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina, has posted an extensive collection of resources for married couples at his website, BradHambrick.com. These evaluation tools coincide with a recent seminar: “Creating a Gospel-Centered [...]
We are proud to announce that the latest issue of the Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry is now available. Please click here for a PDF version of the entire issue. Note below the table of contents.
How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the [...]
Alex Chediak, author of Thriving at College: Make Great Friends, Keep Your Faith, and Get Ready for the Real World, and, most recently, Preparing Your Teens for College: Faith, Friends, Finances, and Much More, offers timely counsel to parents of teenagers at DesiringGod.org.
Raising teens to be faithful Christian [...]
Brad Hambrick offers timely counsel to Christian spouses on the nature of true forgiveness.
Not everything that bothers or annoys us needs to be forgiven. Forgiveness is only for moral offenses. When we try to use forgiveness as the method to resolve relational irritants that are not moral in nature several bad things [...]
“Do you think you’ll always want a story and snuggle time before bed?” I asked my youngest child. Lying amid piles of his stuffed animals, books, and favorite blankets, my son [...]