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?
I still think friending people best occurs in the wide open spaces of the here and now. I know people can start relationships online….
God help me assume the best and speak no ill
“We should fear and love God that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, or give him a bad name, but…
Really, Jesus? Hate my father and mother?
The Fourth Commandment expresses God’s timeless will for all families, directing all children everywhere to honor their parents. Jesus himself loved his mom and…
His eyes are on the workplace
Where does worship happen? Well, in church, of course. In your home, when you sing and pray together. In your quiet place, when you…
Safe in God’s hands
We live in a near-constant state of panic for kids’ safety. Some schools have banned kids from playing tag, and all balls have to…
We’ve never stopped dating
My wife and I had a milestone wedding anniversary. It’s one that makes you wonder how you made it this long. There has been…
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.