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Learning to Listen

by Jay Strother – Nov 21

“Listen, Israel,” the Holman Christian Standard Bible renders the familiar words of Moses, “the Lord our God, the Lord is One” (Deut. 6:4).

The setting in which these words were delivered was one of the great scenes of Scripture. God’s people are poised for conquest, camped within sight of the long-promised land. Moses, now a […]

"Parenting is Hard for a Reason"

by Derek Brown – Nov 14

Below is an excerpt and a link to an encouraging article from Christina Fox at The Gospel Coalition on persevering through difficult seasons in parenting.

It had been a long and trying day where nothing went the way it should. I must have corrected the kids every five minutes. After refereeing fights and […]

Raising Children, the Christian Way

by Peter J. Gentry – Nov 12

INTRODUCTION
Three texts in the Christian Scriptures are particularly significant for the topic of raising and rearing children: Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Proverbs, and Ephesians 6:1-4. The selection of these texts is can be defended easily. The Book of Deuteronomy is the heart of the Old Covenant—this is the Romans of the Old Testament. Second, the Book […]

Book Review: 'ApParent Privilege' By Steve Wright

Book Review: 'ApParent Privilege' By Steve Wright

by Troy W. Temple – Nov 5

ApParent Privilege. By Steve Wright. Wake Forest, NC: InQuest Ministries, 2008, 175 pp., $14.99.

During the first several years in the family ministry conversation, there were drastically opposing views with the most drastic opinions calling for the disbandment of local church youth ministry. […]

True Religion: How the Church Can Care for the Single Mother

by Rene Gomez – Nov 2

When I was a kid, I heard people call my mom a single mother. Usually, it was said with a hint of pity, but she seemed fine to me. I did not notice any difference in her ability to have fun or spank me as compared to the other mothers on the block. As […]

Albert Mohler on the Christian's Response to Halloween

by Derek Brown – Oct 31

Albert Mohler recently posted a helpful article at his website with some thoughts on how Christians might respond to Halloween this year.  Below is an excerpt from and a link to the entire article.

Over a hundred years ago, the great Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck predicted that the 20th century would “witness a […]

How Much is a Homemaker Worth? Staying Home and Silencing Satan

by Matt Smethurst – Oct 30

SIX-FIGURE MOMS
A recent study conducted by the financial service company Investopedia found that the sum value of different homemaking duties annually amounts to almost six figures (1). If a homemaker’s job were salaried, it would draw, on average, $96,291 per year. The website states:

We examined some of the tasks that a homemaker might do […]

A Trinitarian Model for Motherhood and Ministry

by Kori De Leon – Oct 26

When I became pregnant with my first child I realized God graciously gives nine months to prepare us for the life-changing experience to come. Since God established my ministry before giving me a child I began praying and considering theologically what it looks like to be a mother and outward minister. I use the […]

The Inward War of Waiting

by Kimberly Campbell – Oct 24

There is a war constantly raging inside us. Paul shares this truth with the believers in Rome (1), and I share the same truth with you, from my experience of being a new wife living in the waiting period before motherhood. The two opponents in this war are anxiety and rest. Both of them […]

Family Physicians’ Forum: Pregnancy Loss, A Grief Unspoken

by William Cutrer – Oct 22

“Like arrows in the hands of a warrior,” the psalmist sang, “so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them (127:4–5). When the wonderful news of pregnancy is announced, we rightly rejoice! But what about those who go on to miscarry, to experience fetal demise […]