When a child dies, our mind floods with questions to which there are no simple answers. Why would God allow this to happen? What will become of him or her? How can I go on? Indeed, it can be difficult to comprehend why the Lord allows children to die, given the fierce passion with which He loves them. On this side of heaven, we may never understand the purpose of a … [Read more...] about Do Children Go to Heaven? What Happens to the Souls of Little Ones When They Die
God cares about families, and His Word reveals eternal truth for earthly family life including love, sex, marriage, children, and grand-parenting.
It is, perhaps, the most intimidating part of supporting a friend who has lost a loved one: What do we say to them? “I’m sorry” often feels overused and empty. “They’re in a better place now” is vague and potentially misleading. It is hard to see someone we love in the grip of loss and not know how to encourage them through it. It is hard for us to experience that sort of … [Read more...] about The Loss of a Loved One: Moving From Grief to Hope
According to the Pew Research Center, a father’s role has changed in America. In 2016, the amount of time dads devoted to childcare was about three times the amount they provided in 1965. Despite this increase, 63 percent of fathers feel they still spend too little time with their children.1 The demands of juggling a career, a household, church commitments, and more are … [Read more...] about 5 Ways for a Father to Love His Family
When children misbehave, everyone seems to have an opinion about the best remedy—spank them, hug them, ignore them, bribe them, appease them… and everything in between. Motherhood is a gift that comes with a great deal of pressure and responsibility. God’s Word doesn’t offer any defenses. King Solomon wrote, “A child left to himself brings shame to his mother” (Proverbs 29:15). … [Read more...] about Everyone Needs a Mom Who Does These Two Things
Prayer may be the greatest blessing God gives us here on this earth. Each of us has tremendous potential to serve God and others through the ministry of prayer. It’s available to every believer, no matter who we are or what our life circumstances. God designed it to bless us beyond all imagining, and yet it is easily within our reach. As accessible and powerful as … [Read more...] about How to Pray for Your Family
In planning your last vacation, there were many necessary steps to prepare for a wonderful trip. A variety of little decisions were made to ensure that you would have a fun and safe experience. Where should we go? Where will we stay? How will we get there? What should we pack? Who will feed the dog while we are away? What shoes should I bring? None of these decisions were … [Read more...] about Christian Estate Planning Basics