Holidays

Mother praying outdoors with son

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Why the Easter Story Still Matters: A Perspective From the Holy Land

Callie Mitchell

Children's hearts are easily touched by the Easter story. Being intentional about refocusing on Christ's resurrection power can show your children that they can invite the Lord's peace into their circumstances.

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A dad at the front door, dressed as a shepherd

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Baby Jesus

various authors

Help your kids celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Plan for the Holidays

Family get-togethers are supposed to be a big part of the reason we experience joy during the holidays.  But it often doesn’t work that way.

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A boy and girl sit on a sofa with party hats and streamers. The boy is blowing a noisemaker.

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New Year's

Start the new year right! Consider these ideas for helping your family thrive throughout the coming year.

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Illustration of a family sitting at a dinner table

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8 Small Resolutions That Can Change Your Family

various authors

Have you been successful in making lasting changes as a parent? Try these small tips to make a big change in your family?

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A child playing with the nativity set

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Christmas

Enjoy the Christmas season even more as you better understand the purpose of Christ's birth and shift your focus to serving others.

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droids in nativity scene

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Christmas Traditions

Traditions are meant to be enjoyed by the whole family, but as your family changes, should your traditions? 

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Toddler girl opening christmas gift sitting in front of a christmas tree

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Fewer Toys, More Christmas Joy

Amber Van Schooneveld

Parents of young children don’t need to spend a lot of money to make the holidays merry.

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Girl and boy sitting at a table with pies on it. The boy is laughing after having poked his thumb into a pumpkin pie.

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Cultivate Gratitude at Thanksgiving

Ashleigh Slater

Model the benefits of having a thankful heart, while providing guided opportunities for your children to express gratitude.

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A very young girl is staring into the top of a lit jack-o-lanter

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Should My Family Celebrate Halloween?

Kim Wier

Do the decisions you make for your family regarding Halloween reflect the faith and values you demonstrate the rest of the year?

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The cover and a page from the advent calendar "Knowing Him by Name."

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Advent Calendars

Find the perfect Advent calendar for your family to help you keep your eyes on Jesus during the Christmas season. 

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The cover and a page from the advent calendar "Knowing Him by Name."

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2018 Advent Calendar - Knowing Him by Name

Jim Daly

"The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give HIs life as a ransom for many." (Matthew 20:28 NIV)

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Illustration of Advent candles

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A Traditional Advent Calendar

Selah Woody

Get daily insights, Scripture readings and activities to help your family make Christ the center of your Christmas celebration.

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Paper sculpture of Mary and Joseph holding the infant Jesus

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Tales of Christmas Past

Vance Fry

Are you looking for the Focus on the Family 2015 Advent calendar? You can still download the true stories centered around the Christmas season.

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Illustration of Connie and Wooten. The cover of the Adventures in Odyssey Advent Activity Calendar book shows to the right of Wooten.

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ADVENTures in Odyssey

Jim Daly

The characters in Odyssey are ready to help your kids enjoy the Christmas season with this Advent calendar.

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Celebrate the Advent Season cover resting on a wood table with evergreen boughs and pinecones adjacent to it

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Celebrate the Advent Season

Letitia Suk

Learn more about the Advent candles, wreath, readings, and calendar this Christmas season.

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Journey to the Manger

Focus on the Family Magazine

Learn more about Bible characters as your family counts down to Christmas. Although no longer a free download, you can still purchase this calendar.

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Girl and boy sitting at a table with pies on it. The boy is laughing after having poked his thumb into a pumpkin pie.

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Thanksgiving

From family traditions to a bountiful feast shared with friends, Thanksgiving is an ideal time to refocus our hearts on God and teach our children what it truly means to be grateful.

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A group of deployed military personnel with their boxes from Operation Gratitude

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How to Honor and Support Those Who Serve

various authors

Model a healthy respect for your country's military men and women to your kids through activities, your words and actions. 

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Jim Daly laughing with his sons

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Father's Day

Jim Daly

Jim Daly encourages families to make the most of Father's Day.

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Three kids smiling in a field, sitting and throwing confetti; one had fallen over

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Why Easter Matters

Tony Evans

Your child can have a more complete understanding of what Christ's death and resurrection have already accomplished through your teaching them these four truths about Christ's sacrifice.

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Illustration of a father, mother, son and daughter eating a passover seder meal.

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Holy Week and Easter Activities for the Whole Family

various authors

Simple ways to celebrate Easter with your kids

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The waist and legs of a child holding a valentine while wearing striped socks and a tutu

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Valentine's Day Cards and Activities

various authors

It’s easier than ever to let your family and friends know how much you care.

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