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My Sons Want Tattoos!

I am a Christian single mom of two sons. One is 19 years old and the other 23. Recently they’ve been…

Too Much Bickering!

What you’ve described is very common among married couples. Most good marriages enjoy a decent level…

Unmet Expectations

Your story is one we’ve heard before from many disappointed marriage partners. Yet, many of them hav…

Keeping Our Homes Abuse-Free

Understanding domestic violence to keep homes free from abuse.

Ambiguous Loss

Emerging theories of grief, such as ambiguous loss, may help us understand what you’re currently exp…

Where Did We Go Wrong?

Trusting God with our children.

What’s the Big Deal With Homosexuality?

Marriage and Family experts, Willie and Elaine Oliver tackle a challenging topic.

Hope in the Face of Divorce—Part2

The following is continued from last month’s column.

Hope in the Face of Divorce—Part 1

After 10 years of marriage, my husband just asked for a divorce. We disagree about almost everything…

Christmas for Christians

This is a good time at any stage of one’s life to ponder the significance of Christmas

Where to Spend the Holidays

You are facing one of the common dilemmas most newlyweds face, at least in the United States. While…

Comforting the Grieving

How to comfort someone who lost a loved one.

Frequent Family Dinners

Frequent family dinners have multiple benefits to children and teens that aid in positive youth deve…

What to Do With Differences?

What happens when you just can’t agree with your spouse?

Words That Hurt, Words That Heal

Being misunderstood is an awful experience, especially if you are a teenager and the person doing th…

Making Marriage Fun

How do we keep the honeymoon going?

Looking for Hope

How can we handle anxiety during this pandemic?

Relieving Family Tensions During the Pandemic

What is more important? Is it winning the argument or preserving peace in the family?

When Cultures Collide

We often share with couples that before marriage, opposites attract. Yet after marriage, opposites t…

Real Family Talk: Returning to “Normal”

Dealing with post-pandemic life.

Nothing in Common!

A change of attitude can save your marriage.

Engaged to be Engaged?

Should I get premarital counseling before getting engaged?

Let’s Not Waste the Pandemic

One year into our current world health crisis, it may be the time to ask “what,” not “why.”

Parents Can Help Teens and Young Adults Say “No” to Drugs

A comprehensive study with strategies that help prevent addictions.

Family Ties

Jesus is the One who makes us all part of God’s family too.

God Cares For You While You Care for Your Aging Parents

Caring for elderly parents beyond any challenge.

Faith and a Box of Cereal

An object lesson that reminds us to trust God's love.

In Search of Peace and Quiet

A change of perspective that can bring balance to family life

Let God Be the Architect

We need Jesus to build our marriage.

Helping Children (and Others) With Viral Anxiety

Practical advice to navigate a season of uncertainty and bad news

Stay Together

Everything that is a meaningful accomplishment takes effort, patience, and dedication.

Bullying Is Not Right

Teaching children how to respond when bullied.

No excuse for Abuse in the Family

Reviewing God’s original design and perfect plan for our relationships and families.

Managing Anger in the Midst of COVID-19

“In your anger [and self-isolation] do not sin.”

Second Chances

God gives us second chances.

This Marriage Is Ruining My Spiritual Life: Can I Get Out?

God’s regard for your marriage and the powerful good It can do

The Church As The Body Of Christ

Supporting families in crisis

Answered Prayer for Mr. Top

Transforming power of prayer.

Sponges, Brains, and Character

A hands-on family devotional on guarding our hearts and brains to develop a Christ-like character.

Ministering to Grieving Children: Jesus’ experience of grieving and restoration

Learning from the example of Jesus, church pastors, and members alike can aid in the healing and lon…

Longings and Losses: Working with Grieving Families – Part 2

What should we say to a grieving person? How can we minister to someone who is going through a loss?…

Longings and Losses: Working with Grieving Families – Part 1

Understanding grief is essential to ministering to a grieving family.