Thoughts from the Home

500 Family Counselors Say . . . According to a study of more than 500 family counselors, the following are the top traits of successful families:  Communicating and listening Affirming and supporting family members Respecting...

How to Build Trust in a Marriage

How does a couple regain trust when an incident has seriously damaged it? It’s not easy. Trust Builds over Time. Research shows that deep trust only comes from seeing that your partner is there for you...

On the Home Front

Do It Together A Florida church holding monthly events for the entire family had trouble with parents dropping their kids off and not staying for the events. They remedied the problem with this announcement: “The...

6 Keys to a Good Marriage

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Train Up a Child . . .

A Shakespeare Who Couldn't Read? William Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. Four hundred years after Shakespeare’s death, every school student still studies his life and works. However, when Shakespeare’s daughter, Judith,...

What Jesus Said About Divorce

While He made an exception for the injured person to remarry when a spouse cheats (Matthew 19:9), Jesus gave four reasons divorce was never God’s plan.

The 22 Most Important Words Ever Spoken on Marriage

Words are important (Proverbs 18:21; Matthew 12:36–37). Marriage is important (Hebrews 13:4; 1 Timothy 5:14). So words about marriage must be especially important. Which are the most important? The twenty-two spoken at the first wedding: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).

Family Values

Little Children Little ears are listening; Little minds run wild; Trying to be like Mom or Dad, Comes natural for a child. They want to do the things you do, And say the things you say; They’re watching and they’re listening, Even...

Building a House is not the same as Building a Home

On July 21, 1983, 288 construction workers were waiting for the sound of the gun that would mark the beginning of construction on a house in Palmer, Alaska. They were going to be timed to...

True Love

The Bible is a book about love. It assumes that married couples love each other and rejoice together (Ecclesiastes 9:9). Isaac loved Rebekah, and she brought comfort into his life (Genesis 24:67). Uriah the Hittite nourished and cherished Bathsheba (2...