Spiritual

Wooden cross with sunlight coming from behind it

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Freedom in Christ

various authors

Here are faith activities to teach kids about true freedom.

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Family of four and dog on shore by car, father carrying hamper

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Rest and Restoration

Mark Buchanan

How did Jesus celebrate the Sabbath?

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Family volunteers at soup kitchen; young girl in foreground holds tongs to serve rolls

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Make Service a Habit

Chris Brack and Sheila Seifert

Parents can create opportunities for their kids to serve and teach them to be aware of the people around them.

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Boy with father's hand on top of his head

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The Daily Blessing

Giving your kids your words of blessing makes an enormous difference in their lives

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Thoughtful young man sitting with hand on chin and looking away, thinking

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Dealing With Doubt

It's OK to struggle with your belief in God as you search for answers.

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The Fields children: Elisha, Noah, Micah, Abraham, Naphtali and Isaac. Their mother and author, Leslie, is shown in the inset mending a net.

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At Home in the Storm: Raising confident and courageous kids

Leslie Leyland Fields

It's easy to forget what our ultimate job is — to work toward preparing and releasing our kids into the world, to help them trust God and to go on to serve Him.

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Crayons prepped for melting

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Melted Crayons & Half-Marathons

Matthew Branaugh

Four families use their creativity and passions to serve others around the world.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Godly Wisdom for Leading Your Family (Part 1 of 2)

Tricia Goyer and Phil Hodges, co-authors of the book Lead Your Family Like Jesus, and leadership expert Ken Blanchard discuss the servanthood model of Christ's life and how it applies to family. (Part 1 of 2)

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Jean Bosco with his wife and child in Rwanda in front of their home

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Building Houses, Building Families

Thomas Jeffries

Young readers helped realize God's plan for Rwandan orphans.

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Francis Chan and his family hugging one another

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Love as a Lifestyle

Michael Ridgeway

One family opened their home to needy people in their community.

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Illustration of a sad-looking girl sitting in a desert place under the shade of a palm tree. Cacti dot the landscape and the sun beats down on it.

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Faith Grows in Hard Places — Even for Kids

Dan Dupee

Help kids see that God works through pain and suffering in their and other people's lives.

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A family opens their front door to discover an exciting world full of people and nature.

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Becoming a Mission-Minded Family

Helen Lee

Missional living, with God at the center, creates fulfilled families.

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Mother with her little daughter looking out a window

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Making Faith Part of Everyday Life

Cindy Sigler Dagnun

There are practical ways to live out Deuteronomy 6.

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Hands prayig over American flag

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The National Day of Prayer: Praying for Our Nation

various authors

Here are activities to teach kids about praying for our nation.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Developing Godly Character in Your Child

Korie Robertson, of A&E's TV show "Duck Dynasty," shares her heart for raising kids with strong, godly character as well as some fun family stories of the Robertson clan.

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Family praying at dinner table

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How to Share the Gospel With Your Child

Ann Vande Zande

Parents have exceptional influence over their children and the potential for leading them to Jesus

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Woman praying in an outdoor setting

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Faith That Overcomes Fear

Sheila Walsh

God is bigger than our fears.

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Mom has her arms folded, as if standing her ground, and a young girl has turned away from Mom with arms folded and an angry face

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Parental Boundaries and Limits

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Kids need clear boundaries and limits. Find out how boundaries and limits are part of the seven essential traits of parenting.

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A dad helps his young child learn to ride a bike.

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Parenting With Intentionality

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Intentionality in parenting means making a purposeful decision to spend time connecting with your kids. Read how intentionality is one of the seven traits for effective parenting.

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A small boy is looking up to his father and holding his father's hand

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Grace and Forgiveness in Parenting

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Grace and forgiveness are necessary for a healthy home life. Find out how grace and forgiveness are a part of the seven traits of essential parenting.

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A dad and small son are planting a tree together.

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Parental Respect

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Respect is an essential component of communication and correction in the home. Read more about how respect is one of the seven essential traits of parenting.

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Mom and daughter are giving each other a high five

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Parental Gratitude

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Gratitude rescues us from the trap of negative thinking and helps us enjoy life more. Learn how gratitude is one of the seven traits of effective parenting.

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A toddler is excitedly holding the hands of both parents as she is learning to walk.

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Parental Love

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Children spell love T-I-M-E. Read more about how love is one of the seven essential traits of parenting.

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