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5 Ways to Help Your Teen Develop Good Bible Study Habits

5 Ways to Help Your Teen Develop Good Bible Study Habits

Building habits takes time. Sometimes, these habits are easy to establish, like brushing our teeth. We understand the importance of it—keeping our mouth healthy—and we recognize the consequences to not doing it—bad breath and, eventually, losing our teeth.  Some...

Five Ways to Have a More Peaceful Home

Five Ways to Have a More Peaceful Home

“Why are you doing that? Stop! Stop! STOP!” I was out of control. I screamed so loud my throat hurt. He was just being two. My son had gotten out all the cereal boxes and dumped them out onto the floor. When I started yelling for him to stop, he began stuffing all the...

The Facts About Healthy Relationships

The Facts About Healthy Relationships

Saturday, my teen groused around the house. When my efforts to cheer her didn’t work, certainly that indicated she would rather spend Saturday with anyone but me.  Feeling rejected, I felt tempted to give the silent treatment or unload my hurt with a barbed jab. “When...

How to Prioritize Your Family During Advent

How to Prioritize Your Family During Advent

We’ve all seen it too many times. Pastors’ kids who grow up resenting the church and walk away as soon as they’re out of the home. According to a study conducted by the Barna Group, “one–third of pastors (33%) say their child is no longer actively involved in church.”...

What Happens In School and After School Can Help End Global Poverty

What Happens In School and After School Can Help End Global Poverty

Pastor Resources · What Happens In School and After School Can Help End Global Poverty   As followers of Christ, many of us wrestle with how we, and the congregations we lead, can make the most impact in helping those in need, especially those entrenched in a...

Running Away To Home

Running Away To Home

Pastor Resources · Running Away TO Home   I was about eleven years old when we got the word that my mother, older brother, and I had finally been approved to move into the government housing project. We had been on the waiting list for a long time, and by most...

When Blended Family Relationships Compete and Conflict

When Blended Family Relationships Compete and Conflict

  Blended family relationships naturally create loyalty conflicts—or maybe we could call them love conflicts. “Am I still loved? Who do you love more—your spouse/kids or me? Your old life or our new one?” What results is a household of competing relationships...

Stepparents: Learn to Listen for Love

Stepparents: Learn to Listen for Love

Pastor Resources · Building Love   To bond with stepchildren, stepparents are prudent to lead with love and to apply the principles of the 5 love languages with wisdom. Further, as we discuss in our book Building Love Together in Blended Families, to dissuade...

Grieving a Spouse: Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make

Grieving a Spouse: Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make

Pastor Resources · Grieving A Spouse - Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make   Dealing with the passing of a loved one is never easy, but it becomes more challenging when legal loose ends remain untied. In addition to navigating life without your spouse, you also...

5 Ways to Help Your Teen Develop Good Bible Study Habits

5 Ways to Help Your Teen Develop Good Bible Study Habits

Building habits takes time. Sometimes, these habits are easy to establish, like brushing our teeth. We understand the importance of it—keeping our mouth healthy—and we recognize the consequences to not doing it—bad breath and, eventually, losing our teeth.  Some...

Five Ways to Have a More Peaceful Home

Five Ways to Have a More Peaceful Home

“Why are you doing that? Stop! Stop! STOP!” I was out of control. I screamed so loud my throat hurt. He was just being two. My son had gotten out all the cereal boxes and dumped them out onto the floor. When I started yelling for him to stop, he began stuffing all the...

The Facts About Healthy Relationships

The Facts About Healthy Relationships

Saturday, my teen groused around the house. When my efforts to cheer her didn’t work, certainly that indicated she would rather spend Saturday with anyone but me.  Feeling rejected, I felt tempted to give the silent treatment or unload my hurt with a barbed jab. “When...

How to Prioritize Your Family During Advent

How to Prioritize Your Family During Advent

We’ve all seen it too many times. Pastors’ kids who grow up resenting the church and walk away as soon as they’re out of the home. According to a study conducted by the Barna Group, “one–third of pastors (33%) say their child is no longer actively involved in church.”...

What Happens In School and After School Can Help End Global Poverty

What Happens In School and After School Can Help End Global Poverty

Pastor Resources · What Happens In School and After School Can Help End Global Poverty   As followers of Christ, many of us wrestle with how we, and the congregations we lead, can make the most impact in helping those in need, especially those entrenched in a...

Running Away To Home

Running Away To Home

Pastor Resources · Running Away TO Home   I was about eleven years old when we got the word that my mother, older brother, and I had finally been approved to move into the government housing project. We had been on the waiting list for a long time, and by most...

When Blended Family Relationships Compete and Conflict

When Blended Family Relationships Compete and Conflict

  Blended family relationships naturally create loyalty conflicts—or maybe we could call them love conflicts. “Am I still loved? Who do you love more—your spouse/kids or me? Your old life or our new one?” What results is a household of competing relationships...

Stepparents: Learn to Listen for Love

Stepparents: Learn to Listen for Love

Pastor Resources · Building Love   To bond with stepchildren, stepparents are prudent to lead with love and to apply the principles of the 5 love languages with wisdom. Further, as we discuss in our book Building Love Together in Blended Families, to dissuade...

Grieving a Spouse: Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make

Grieving a Spouse: Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make

Pastor Resources · Grieving A Spouse - Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make   Dealing with the passing of a loved one is never easy, but it becomes more challenging when legal loose ends remain untied. In addition to navigating life without your spouse, you also...

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