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3 Ways to Use His Eternal Names this Christmas

3 Ways to Use His Eternal Names this Christmas

We hope you will take some time this week to listen to  FamilyLife Today as Barbara Rainey shares her heart behind the new ornaments for this year. His Eternal Names, are three gold stars. And you can use these star-shaped ornaments—each printed with a name of Jesus—to help your family anticipate the arrival of the baby king on Christmas morning. Here are 3 different ways to use them around your home this Christmas season: For a fun advent activity in…

Violent Attacks Against Pro-life Displays and Demonstrations on College Campuses on the Rise

Violent Attacks Against Pro-life Displays and Demonstrations on College Campuses on the Rise

There’s been a Disturbing Trend of Attacks on Pro-life Displays on College Campuses. “I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). Violent attacks against pro-life displays and demonstrations on college campuses are on the rise. In the last month nearly a dozen pro-life displays on campuses across the country have been vandalized, according to Students for Life, the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization. The group recently released a video showing…

Tori Kelly Releases New Devotional Video ‘A Heart of Worship’ [Watch] @ToriKelly

Tori Kelly Releases New Devotional Video ‘A Heart of Worship’ [Watch] @ToriKelly

Singer-songwriter Tori Kelly has written and released an all-new four-day video devotional titled A Heart of Worship. “We have to be intentional about just sitting down with God. …He loves that. He wants to spend time with us!” Kelley said on her website. The video devotional features the Grammy-nominated Kelly sharing some of her favorite Bible passages — verses that inspire her to pour her gifts into a life that glorifies God. “A Heart of Worship” also includes…

Why Women Live in Fear in World’s First ‘Feminist’ Nation

Why Women Live in Fear in World’s First ‘Feminist’ Nation

When the world’s self-described “first feminist government” of Sweden paid a state visit to Tehran this year, what Iranians saw on TV was Swedish ministers wearing Islamic head coverings. Swedish officials could have chosen the moment to bravely show their support for Iranian women, some of whom are risking their lives by fighting for equality and the right to not wear a hijab. Instead, Swedish officials showed their support for Iran’s Islamic government, saying later that to…

‘The Star’ – The Story of the First Christmas in Theaters Friday, Nov 17th

‘The Star’ – The Story of the First Christmas in Theaters Friday, Nov 17th

Looking for a fun way to kick off the Christmas season with your family and friends? If so, make plans now to see THE STAR—a delightful, faith-driven animated story about the birth of Jesus as told through the eyes of the animals in the manger. Find out why we think this high-quality, fast-paced and biblically faithful film will likely appeal to both faith-driven and secular audiences—and young and old alike—by reading our Faith-Friendly Film Review of THE STAR, which opens in theaters…

40 Lessons We Should Teach Our Children

40 Lessons We Should Teach Our Children

Here’s a list of values and character traits that will help you focus on biblical priorities in your parenting. We will never forget that incredible moment when our daughter Ashley was born. The doctor cleaned her up and handed her to us. Dennis recalls that he wanted to blurt out, “Thanks for the gift, but where are the instructions?” When we started out, we had a few ideas of what it meant to be parents and raise children. Two…

Find It in His Grace to Forgive

Find It in His Grace to Forgive

When asking for forgiveness, the world has an expression they frequently use. They say, “Can you find it in your heart to forgive me?” But to paraphrase an old saying, they are asking others to look for forgiveness in all the wrong places! “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jer. 17:9). Any forgiveness that someone finds there is likely to come with conditions and many strings attached. If you are finding it difficult…

Why Is the Media Uncomfortable Talking About the 26th Victim of the Texas Church Massacre?

Why Is the Media Uncomfortable Talking About the 26th Victim of the Texas Church Massacre?

Media outlets across the country are apparently having difficulty counting. They can’t seem to get the number of victims right in last week’s horrific Texas church massacre. “I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth” (Psalm 139:14-15). While many…

Lysa TerKeurst ‘Clings’ to God Through Recent Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Lysa TerKeurst ‘Clings’ to God Through Recent Breast Cancer Diagnosis

UPDATE: TerKeurst’s ministry team has reported via her Facebook page that she had surgery on Nov. 10.  They posted, “She is doing well and Lysa wants to make sure you know she deeply appreciates your prayers. The Lord carried her today and she is so thankful. We treasure your continued prayers as she recovers and hopefully heads home soon!” New York Times Bestselling Christian author and speaker Lysa TerKeurst says she has breast cancer. TerKeurst, president of Proverbs 31…

💍 The Battle For Control And Dominance

💍 The Battle For Control And Dominance

In 1998, the famed psychology professor John Gottman released a fascinating study. For six years, he interviewed 130 newly married couples in a project about listening in relationships. He compared them to another group he had been monitoring for 13 years. The purpose of the study was to gauge the effectiveness of a certain kind of communication, but in the process of researching so many couples he came to an unrelated conclusion: The common element among the…