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Christian girl was abducted at gunpoint and forced to convert to Islam, say family

Maira Shahbaz(Photo: Aid to the Church in Need)The family of a Christian girl is fighting for her freedom after saying she was abducted at gunpoint, forced to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim man.  The Lahore High Court is to hear the case of Maira Shahbaz, 14, next week after a local court overturned... Read more

Does God Have a Heart for Your Family? – Daughters of Promise – July 29

DOES GOD HAVE A HEART FOR YOUR FAMILY?Then the men said to Lot, Have you anyone else here? Sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or anyone you have in the city, bring them out of the place. For we are about to destroy this place. Genesis 19:12The members of Lots family dont appear to have a deep and... Read more

10 Classic Family Movies with Powerful Gospel Messages

Betsy St. Amant Haddox iBelieve Contributing Writer It can be hard today to find quality movies that dont fill our minds with filth. My husband and I frequently analyze whether we should keep the various streaming programs we subscribe to. More often than not, we find ourselves deleting them for a season. Add children into... Read more

‘Global Body of Christ’ Steps Up: $250,000 Raised for Family of Pastor Killed on Roadside

'Global Body of Christ' Steps Up: $250,000 Raised for Family of Pastor Killed on Roadside An online fundraiser for the family of a Texas pastor killed in a roadside accident passed the $250,000 mark Wednesday thanks to donations from friends, acquaintances and even individuals who didnt know the minister.John Powell, the pastor of... Read more

Christians told to renounce Jesus or be refused coronavirus aid – ‘Let your God take care of your family’

A woman prays inside a church outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in this file photo.Reuters/fileChristians are being told to renounce their faith in Jesus or have their coronavirus aid support for their families taken away. Various reports are highlighting the persecution against Christians in countries across south-east Asia and Sudan. Open Doors International's Jan Vermeer has... Read more

3 Remedies to Revitalize Awkward Family Devotions

3. Welcome Their Questions Questions come with the territory, and the older kids get, the harder they can be to answer. One thing we never want to do is shut down their questions with responses like because the Bible says so or just have faith and dont question it. While our intentions may be good,... Read more

Man Whose Family Members Were Slaves, Man Whose Family Owned Slaves Encourage Americans to ‘Rise Above Racism’

Man Whose Family Members Were Slaves, Man Whose Family Owned Slaves Encourage Americans to 'Rise Above Racism' A white man whose ancestors were slave owners and an African American man whose ancestors were the slaves owned by that family are inviting people to discuss racial healing at a seven-part retreat from CMAX.tv called... Read more

A Prayer Request for Tony and Update From the Campolo Family

Red Letter Community, please read the letter shared by Tony’s family below: Dear Friends, On the evening of June 20 our father, Tony Campolo, had a stroke that partially paralyzed the left side of his face andbody.Since then he has been recovering and working on rehabilitation on the ground floor of the Beaumont Health Center,... Read more

Tony Campolo’s family asks for prayer after popular speaker suffers stroke

Tony Campolo is a co-founder of Red Letter ChristiansTony Campolo's family has asked for prayer as the popular pastor, speaker and author continues to recover from a stroke.  In an update issued on Monday, his children, Bart Campolo and Lisa Goodheart, said their father had suffered the stroke on the evening of June 20.  It... Read more

Another One of Those Family Updates (Graduations, Cameras, Travel) – Tim Challies

Over the past few weeks it has been interesting to see how different jurisdictions in Canada and elsewhere in the world have created and released guidelines for worship services during a pandemic. And then it has been interesting to see how different churches interpret those guidelines. Here in Ontario, we were given broad guidelines from... Read more

Chip, Joanna Gaines Family Sits Down for an Uncomfortable Conversation about Racism with Emmanuel Acho

Chip, Joanna Gaines Family Sits Down for an Uncomfortable Conversation about Racism with Emmanuel Acho The entire Chip and Joanna Gaines family joined Emmanuel Acho to discuss racial injustice in his video series, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man. And their powerful conversation aimed at improving the world for future generations is truly... Read more

Challenging Loyalty to Family for God’s Sake – Daughters of Promise – June 24

CHALLENGING LOYALTY TO FAMILY FOR GODS SAKESo Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah into the field where his flock was and said to them, I see that your father does not regard me with favor as he did before. But the God of my father has been with me. You know that I have... Read more

A Mid-June Family Update – Tim Challies

After many of these family updates in which Ive had to report, not much has changed I can finally say, lots has changed. As of today my region (Halton Region) has entered stage two of Ontarios reopening plan. While most stores have already been allowed to open, stage 2 now permits malls, attractions, recreation facilities,... Read more

Christians in India Prevented from Burying Deceased Family Members

Christians in India Prevented from Burying Deceased Family Members Acts of persecution are on the rise in India, as evidenced by several acts of violence and exclusion carried out against the Christian community. According to Open Doors USA, ADF India said that six acts of violence against Christians took place in April, even as... Read more

How to Talk about Privilege with Your Family

Privilege can be hard to define, understand and talk about, but we owe it to our families to talk through how our privileges have benefited us, and to answer Gods call into thoughtful, humble reflections about the best and worst of our family origins.The first time I had a conversation about privilege with my children,... Read more

‘My Family Is God-Fearing’: George Floyd’s Brother Calls for an End of Violent Riots, Looting

'My Family Is God-Fearing': George Floyd's Brother Calls for an End of Violent Riots, Looting The brother of George Floyd addressed the riots in an impassioned speech at a prayer vigil for his brother in Minneapolis on Monday.Faithwire reports that Terrence Floyd urged for the termination of the riots at the site where... Read more

Mike Fisher, Carried Underwood Open Up about Marriage, Family and Faith in New Series

Mike Fisher, Carried Underwood Open Up about Marriage, Family and Faith in New Series This week I Am Second released the first video in a four-part series profiling the life and faith of Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood. The series, Mike and Carrie: God & Country, features the couple talking about their life... Read more

Church Elders Can Help with Your Family Crisis

Nothing can bring us more pride or more embarrassment than the behavior of our children. In those struggling moments, when we are desperate, we often search blogs, podcasts, and books that promise help. But have you considered how your church leaders might be instruments of Gods grace? Healthy shepherds in a healthy church are a... Read more

Friendship: The Family you Choose? // Bronwyn Lea – TGC Africa

On a recent cross-country flight, I watched two very different movies with a surprisingly similar theme. Both the period drama and the feel-good comedy emphasised the centrality of friendship. Friends are the family you choose, says hero Zak in The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019). It got me thinking: can you choose your family? What makes... Read more

9 Things You Should Know About Family Structure

In a new article for The Atlantic, David Brooks argues that The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake. Brooks claims, The family structure weve held up as the cultural ideal for the past half century has been a catastrophe for many. Its time to figure out better ways to live together. The article has provoked a... Read more

5 Important Character Traits To Instill In Your Family

Are you training your children to have good character traits? When we talk of character we refer to ones moral or ethical strength and how one responds to matters of right and wrong.Have you noticed that the people who do not have good character traits are hard to live with and not well-liked?Parents have the most... Read more

How to Talk to Your Family About Social Distancing

By the end of the year, social distancing may be the most important phrase you’d never heard of before 2020. As a preventive measure to contain the spread of diseasesuch as COVID-19social distancing is the simple practice of maintaining a distance (in this case, at least six feet) between you and other people. This also... Read more

Take Your Family on an Epic Journey through Christian History

In the springtime, the fields surrounding the ancient site of Ephesus are flecked with blood red, the color of the wild poppies that thrive in the Mediterranean climate. The day we visited, my son chased lizards around fallen fluted columns and scoured for fragments of pottery in the agora where Paul mightve picked up a... Read more

During Quarantine, Become a Singing Family

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you (Ps. 5:11). This quarantine season is an unexpected opportunity for us to create healthier rhythms in our lives and to speak to our troubled... Read more

7 Ways to Fight Sin as a Family

Families face many challenges today. It can be difficult for families to cope with day-to-day life, let alone unravel themselves from the sins that entangle us. As parents, we dont want to see our children stuck in sin. We spend their formative years helping them to combat sin and live God-glorifying lives.But everyone stumbles into... Read more

Why Christian Family Counseling Is Important

Mom and Dad just found out their teenager has another in-school suspension. Mom thinks its Dads fault, Dad thinks its Moms fault. The blaming continues and the fracture in their family system has grown larger. The weight of their issues keeps piling up. They are overwhelmed. They take their kids to church every Sunday. They... Read more

The Woman Who Was Sued by Ravi Zacharias Is Asking the Family to Release Her From Her NDA | RELEVANT Magazine

Back in 2017, Ravi Zacharias, who passed away earlier this week after a brief battle with cancer, was accused of an inappropriate online relationship with a woman that involved sexually explicit messages and photographs. Zacharias sued the woman and the matter was settled out of court under undisclosed terms. Now the woman at the... Read more