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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...
Helping Families Through COVID-19 & Beyond

Helping Families Through COVID-19 & Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has put extraordinary pressures on marriages and families. I was speaking to a family attorney yesterday who told me that he has received more calls to initiate divorce proceedings in the last three weeks than in the past two years. While we do...
Healing Through Repentance

Healing Through Repentance

Family conflicts start very early in life and are rarely one-sided. Unfortunately, It’s not always easy to recognize or focus on our part in the conflict.

3 Phases of Forgiveness

3 Phases of Forgiveness

Forgiveness and reconciliation is a three-phase process, and I will summarize it here. I don’t want you to be overwhelmed. What can be written in just a few pages may take years for the Lord to accomplish. In the chapters ahead, we will consider the small steps God...
Pray for Your Own Heart

Pray for Your Own Heart

When I am in the middle of a blowout conflict with one of my sons, I am squarely focused on his disobedience, his bad attitude, his irresponsibility. Obviously, the entire reason why we are in this situation is that he dropped the ball or was disrespectful. Rarely is...
How Many Times Do I Need to Forgive?

How Many Times Do I Need to Forgive?

When a family member does something that hurts our feelings a couple of times, it may not feel like a big deal to forgive them. What if they do it ten times? Fifty times? Now it is a different story. You may remember that Jesus’ disciples asked Him about this. “Then...
The Crucible of Family Relationships

The Crucible of Family Relationships

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:17–18 Your family is like a...
Every Family Is Hurting

Every Family Is Hurting

Every family experiences conflict, hurt, and brokenness. There are two big reasons for this reality. First, each of us struggles with sin and character problems. Therefore, when multiple people with character problems live together under the same roof, you get lots of...

Catch a God-Sized Vision for Your Family

In a recent interview with Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly, Rob & Amy Rienow share their ministry journey and offer parents encouragement for the “not so easy” task of raising Godly children.