Family

10 Non-Traditional Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be the forgotten holiday in a lot of ways. Often that means we…

How Do I Deal With My Dysfunctional Family During the Holidays?

I have a knot in my stomach and I’m hoping you can help. As you…

The 5 Biggest Areas of Conflict for Couples

One of the most common misconceptions in marriages today is that fighting is a sign…

3 Things Your Parents Never Taught You About Adulthood

If who we are is shaped by where we’ve been, then maybe our parents have shaped our adult lives more than we might think. Here’s what we can learn from what they didn’t tell us about growing up.

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before We Got Married

Everyone who’s been married for even a short while will learn things they didn’t know going into it. Here’s three of those things.

Loving the World in a Zero-Mile Journey

A mission trip leader realizes his trips are getting them nowhere—and decides to start loving the world from home.

An Unconventional Adoption

Elora and her husband “adopted” when they least expected, then when they wanted to adopt again, they were told to wait. Through their story, God showed them what it really means to parent.

Why I Don’t Have to Become My Mother

One woman reflects on being abandoned by her mother and what it has taught her.

When Church Becomes a Verb

Ruth Rutherford writes about the awkward process of finding a church—and why it’s more active than passive.

The Love that Let Us Share Our Name

Casey Hobbs writes about how an Avvett Brothers song showed him truths about his family and his Heavenly Father.

Fighting, Family and Finding Peace

Blake Edwards writes about what it means to be an instrument of peace in your family.

What to Consider Before Considering Kids

Tor Constantino shares 6 important questions to determine if it’s time to have children yet.

In Blood and Bond

Ryan Stillwater writes about how the death of his aunt encouraged him to love his family more intentionally than in the past.

Caring for Orphaned Hearts

Lorae French writes for Reject Apathy about caring for orphans in the Ukraine and the lessons she’s learned from them.