Friends & Family
Family and friends—we love them! . . . but sometimes it’s not so easy to love them. What does God say about being a parent, family dysfunction, happy marriages, divorce, difficult people, forgiveness, and much more?
How to Deal With Family Dysfunction Compilation
Watch the entire devotional series from this week, as Pastor Dave helps us deal with the challenges and dysfunctions our families face.
How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Ridicule
The ridicule you’re going through, know that God’s working it out for your best.
How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Self-Esteem
It doesn’t matter what your family says about you. It doesn’t matter what you say about you. To know your true worth, there’s only one thing that matters.
How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Jealousy
Why do we envy? Just remember that we already have what we need.
Angels: God’s child protectors
Some of the sweetest religious art depicts winged angels hovering over children walking or sleeping in their little beds. Those images are not just…
How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Favoritism
Here’s how you can avoid looking like you’re playing favorites with your kids.
How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Lies and Deception
Lies and deception can be destructive. But they can also be forgiven.
Sins of the sons
I know about pain that doesn’t go away. I wrote a book about it. I’m writing about it again, but not because of my…
Rise of the nones
I am of the Baby Boomer generation. We have much to be proud of, but much also of which to be ashamed. Our parents…
Forgive and learn
Perhaps you’re familiar with the saying “forgive and forget.” This concept takes its cue from God’s Word in Jeremiah 31:34: “I will forgive their…
Roots and Fruit: Gather Together
The Sabbath Day commandment proves that knowing God as your Creator and Savior is one of our Father’s highest priorities for us. We gather each week to celebrate those timeless truths—God made us. God saved us. Those facts produce joy and peace deep in our hearts, “fruit” that feeds us throughout our week.
Teach your kids to choose friends carefully
Parents like to think that their children’s growth and education come primarily from their teachers at school. Would that ’twere so. Our kids’ education…