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Thanksgiving is Needed Right Now

Thanksgiving is Needed Right Now

Thanksgiving is needed in our world and in our families right now. Not because life is easy, because it is not. Chaos, sickness, and the fear of death swirl around us. We can and should give thanks because God is on His throne. We can say, from Psalm 100, “Know that the Lord is God.

Healing Through Listening

Healing Through Listening

The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. — Proverbs 15:31 Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. — Proverbs 23:22 I was counseling a twenty-one-year-old man regarding his strained...
Repentance: A Five-Step Conversation

Repentance: A Five-Step Conversation

There are five powerful ingredients we can include when we ask forgiveness from a family member. Before you share these things, it may be helpful to begin your conversation this way: I want to have an important conversation with you. I know we have been dealing with...
Repentance Continues with a Change in Behavior

Repentance Continues with a Change in Behavior

True repentance does not stop with a change in our thinking, but continues with a change in our behavior. We have all experienced people in our lives who apologize to us over and over for the same offense, and yet their behavior never changes. After a while, the...
God’s Grand Vision for Your Family

God’s Grand Vision for Your Family

Imagine that you are out shopping and a man comes walking to- ward you with a video camera and a microphone. He is doing person-on-the-street interviews. The microphone is thrust in your direction and the question is, “In your opinion, what is the purpose of family?”...
Planting Seeds of Bitterness

Planting Seeds of Bitterness

In Hebrews 12:14–15, God tells us, “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no ‘root of bitterness’ springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become...