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A Prayer for Families Going through Divorce This Christmas

Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ. A season most of us look forward to, full of celebrations and traditions wrapped in hope and wonder. Yet it can be difficult to prepare your heart when it may feel as if it is breakingwhen nothing feels joyful, and hope is longed for, and... Read more

Candace Cameron Bure Teams Up with The Salvation Army to Give Christmas Gifts to Millions of Families

Candace Cameron Bure Teams Up with The Salvation Army to Give Christmas Gifts to Millions of Families Candace Cameron Bure, a popular Hallmark actress who is also well known for her role as D.J. Tanner on Full House, is teaming up with The Salvation Army to deliver gifts to millions of families across the U.S."Christmas... Read more

What Quarantine Rhythms Should Families Make Permanent?

At some point in 2021depending on the coronavirus situationparents will transition their families from quarantine back into more regular routines (Lord willing). Its an attractive prospect, given the limitations and frustrations that sequestered life has created. But along with our eagerness to ditch stay-at-home life, are we blind to its benefits? If all we can... Read more

Samaritan’s Purse Sends 11 Tons in Relief Supplies to Displaced Armenian Families

Samaritan's Purse Sends 11 Tons in Relief Supplies to Displaced Armenian Families For the coming winter, Samaritan's Purse has sent 11 tons in relief supplies to displaced Armenian families who were kicked out of their homes as a response to a violent war that recently broke out in their homeland.Fighting broke out on September 27th,... Read more

7-Day Prayer Challenge for Homeschool Families

Our family made the decision to homeschool in 2010 when our youngest was ready to enter Kindergarten. It was not a decision that we took lightly, it was one that we prayed over and continue to pray over every year as we seek to follow after God in this decision.Ten years and three kids later... Read more

Crossway+ Special: 40% Off Books for Parents and Families

An Exclusive Deal for Crossway+ Members Starting today and running through November 4, 2020, Crossway+ members receive 40% off the titles below, plus a free copy of Family Worship by Donald S. Whitney and free shipping in the contiguous US. To receive the free book, please follow these steps: Step 1: Make sure youre logged... Read more

Eat, Pray, Love: How Families Grow Stronger During the Pandemic

The Story: A new survey finds that the pandemic has drawn some families closer together. The Background: The American Family Survey (AFS) is a nationally representative survey of Americans sponsored by the Deseret News and Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy in connection with YouGov. The survey examines Family Life During a Pandemic... Read more

Child marriages rise as families struggle to cope in Yemen – Mission Network News

Yemen (CAP) — Nezar* left his country, Yemen, and is now living in Europe. In Europe, he left Islam and became a follower of Jesus. Now he tries to help the Yemeni people however he can while living abroad. Hes worried about his country and the deep poverty caused by the war, which has been... Read more

Help and Hope for Couples and Families – Tim Challies

This week the blog is sponsored by Baker Books, who on September 15, 2020, released a new two-book equipping series by Dr. Bob Kellemen. Dr. Kellemen, a pastor, professor, counselor, and author of over 20 books, had several specific audiences in mind as he penned each book. First, as I crafted these two books, I... Read more

Extend free school meals to prevent ‘harrowing’ Christmas for families, says Archbishop

(Photo: Unsplash/Annie Spratt)The Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of Durham are calling on the Government to expand free school meals over the school holidays as a growing number of families face hardship due to the pandemic.  Archbishop Justin Welby and Bishop Paul Butler, writing in TES today, highlight the "harrowing" prospect of thousands of families falling... Read more

The power of entire Muslim families coming to faith in Jesus

Iraq (MNN) — To be born into a Muslim family in Iraq is to be Muslim. Stepping out of that structure can lead to denouncement, persecution, and even death. Thats why Christians from Muslim backgrounds often hide their faith from family and friends. However, Frontiers USA shared an encouraging story with us about one former... Read more

Thank You For Helping Us Serve Mexican Pastors, Families and Churches | Real Faith

Thanks again to everyone who donated so generously in August to our Missions fund benefitting the Mexican church. We wanted to update you on the impact your donations are making, starting with some words from Wendy, whose husband recently passed away from COVID-19 while leading one of the largest churches in Hermosillo: On behalf of... Read more

Low income families financially worse off after months of Covid

(Photo: Unsplash/Jehu Christan)The coronavirus pandemic has had an adverse financial impact on low income families, new research has found. A study by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and the Church of England found that eight in 10 low income families had been left worse off as a result of Covid-19.  Nearly half said they... Read more

Married families are still best for children and society, says think tank

(Photo: Unsplash/Sandy Millar)Children and society in general do better when parents are married, a new report from the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) says. The 'Family Structure Still Matters' report says that even when controlling for income and education, children who grow up in "unstable" families "suffer worse health" and are more likely to be... Read more

How the sperm donation industry is breaking families

(Photo: Unsplash)Last month, a WIRED Magazine story described a storm brewing in the world of sperm donation. As at-home DNA test kits become more popular, people all over the world are making unexpected family discoveries. These discoveries have a name, apparently: "NPE's," or "Non-Parental Events." At-home DNA test-takers are discovering dads or half-siblings or dozens of... Read more

6 Amazing Roles That Grandparents Fill in Our Families Today

Despite factors such as spread out families, rising divorce rates, and family disharmony that make maintaining a connected extended family more challenging, research still shows there are real benefits to grandparents being involved in their children and grandchildren.Grandparents fill many vital roles in their family structure and can offer great help to the generations coming... Read more

Virtual doctors are a lifeline for impoverished families in Ecuador

Dr Dayana takes a call to the telehealth hotlineWith over three and a half million coronavirus cases across Latin America, visits to the doctor are a risk many people don't want to take.  Even if they were prepared to make the visit, public hospitals in capital Quito and Ecuador's second largest city, Guayaquil, are full... Read more

How Do We Care for Families Who Have Gone Through Miscarriage?

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Rebekah Hannah: Hi, you’re listening to the TGC Q&A, a podcast from The Gospel Coalition, and this is the biblical counseling series, featuring hopeful answers to your questions on navigating fear, anxiety, ministry,... Read more

‘A Win for Florida Families’: Florida Gov. Signs Parental Consent Abortion Bill

'A Win for Florida Families': Florida Gov. Signs Parental Consent Abortion Bill Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law Tuesday that requires consent from a parent or guardian before a minor receives an abortion.The new law, which went into effect Wednesday, also increases the criminal penalty from a misdemeanor to a... Read more

‘Your Loved Ones Will Not Have Died in Vain,’ Trump Tells Families in Signing Order

'Your Loved Ones Will Not Have Died in Vain,' Trump Tells Families in Signing Order President Trump on Tuesday met with families of black individuals who have died from police violence and then signed an executive order banning most chokeholds while establishing a database to track police officers who have used excessive force.Your... Read more

Two Years Later, Families Are Still Being Separated

Two years ago, my 5-year-old foster daughter, Julia, and her biological mother, Lupe, were reunited in their home country of Honduras after they were separated by the border. It had been a long, hard fight to get them back together: we collaborated with social workers, translated between them and the Consulate workers, and kept Lupe... Read more

Christian Church Network Helps Provide 750,000 Meals to Families Impacted by COVID-19

Christian Church Network Helps Provide 750,000 Meals to Families Impacted by COVID-19 The Slavic Gospel Association has helped churches in the former Soviet Union provide some 750,000 meals to families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.The Slavic Gospel Association, which serves over 6,350 churches in Asia and Eastern Europe, was able to raise thousands... Read more

Mobs in India Threaten 16 Christian Families Every Night for Nearly Three Weeks

Mobs in India Threaten 16 Christian Families Every Night for Nearly Three Weeks NEW DELHI, May 26, 2020 (Morning Star News) Tribal mobs armed with clubs went to the homes of 16 families of a church in Jharkhand state, India every night for nearly three weeks, threatening to kill them if they didnt... Read more

Why We Should Never Stop Applauding Our Nation’s Military Families

We should never stop appreciating our military because of what they give and what they give up. For over 30 years my family has lived in the shadow of one of the largest military training bases in the country, Fort Jackson, in Columbia, South Carolina. I've attended church with, lived beside, and educated my children... Read more

The Triumph of Easter: A 6-Day Devotional for Households

[ad_1] This text is a part of the ESV.org Studying Plans collection. Open Gods Phrase with Your Household There isn't any story extra worthy of being retold in our households than the true account of Jesuss life, dying, and resurrection. This week, as tradition celebrates the novelty of Spring, take the time to share once... Read more

Do not Overlook Foster Households In the course of the Coronavirus Lockdown | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] In case you are in search of methods to assist susceptible youngsters throughout the coronavirus disaster, think about offering wraparound care to foster households. There are nearly a half-million youngsters in foster care within the U.S., and the mother and father offering non permanent care, love and safety to those youngsters might... Read more

Hospital home serves sufferers’ households in Indonesia – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Indonesia (MNN) — The continued COVID-19 disaster has hospitals around the globe scrambling for assist and households not sure assist hospitalized family members. In Indonesia, nevertheless, sufferers depend on their households year-round. Indonesian hospitals dont present the identical sort of care many Western hospitals do. Consequently, households are those tasked with offering meals, altering... Read more

Caught at Dwelling with Your Youngsters? Bible Gateway Has Free Sources for Households – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] Advertising and marketing supervisor for Bible Gateway. With prolonged college closures across the nation, many households are actually going through a brand new actuality this Monday morning. If you happen to’re on the lookout for studying alternatives to maintain you and your kids occupied throughout this time, Bible Gateway has plenty of helpful, free... Read more

No justice for victims households in Iran – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Iran (MNN) — Kind Iran right into a Google Information search and youll see headlines centered on the coronavirus and Irans nuclear ambitions. Iran has probably the most coronavirus-related deaths outdoors of China with 77 reported casualties, and yesterday noticed dozens of recent infections amongst parliament members. On the identical time, European issues mount... Read more