Make Vacations Great Again

Song of Songs 7:11 (NIV) – Come, my beloved, let us go to the countryside let us spend the night in the villages. Planning a good vacation takes a lot of praying and preparing. The earlier you start planning, the better the odds it will be a blessing and not a curse. As a couple, … Read more

Did Your Parents Play Favorites?

Genesis 37:3-4 – Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors. But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully … Read more

What is a Burden vs a Load?

Galatians 6:2-5 – Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will … Read more

How Does Anxiety Affect a Family?

John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. Growing up in a family, it is common to pass things like colds and flus around. As soon as one … Read more

Do Your Parents Dictate Your Holidays?

Ephesians 5:31 – “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” Enmeshment occurs when a child is so consumed with their family that they cannot differentiate, become an adult, leave their father and mother, and move on with plans for their … Read more

Have You Overparented Your Kids?

 2 Timothy 1:7 – for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Overparenting is “too much involvement by parents in the lives of their children, so that they try to help with or control everything that happens to the child.” (1) Overparenting is the common overreaction to … Read more

Do Kids Have a Sin Nature?

Ephesians 6:1 – Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. The Bible is clear that young children are supposed to listen to and obey both their mother and father. This is necessary because the world is a dangerous place, children lack wisdom, and God has assigned the parents to protect, train, … Read more

How Does the Holy Spirit Lead Your Children?

Luke 2:40, 50-52 – …the child [Jesus] grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him…And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them. And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these … Read more

Is Patriarchy Really a Bad Thing?

Ephesians 5:33 – However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. To speak against covenant marriage and families, progressive culture against the Bible driven by feminism and cultural Marxism speaks against the oppression of “patriarchy”. The dictionary definition of patriarchy is, “a … Read more

How Can You Make Your Marriage the Priority?

Ephesians 5:31 – “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” Practically, husband and wife in a covenant marriage are supposed to make decisions together so that they are united as “one”, with the husband taking the first responsibility for leading … Read more