As a youth pastor, Joel Fitzpatrick has seen countless boys struggle with what it means to have a life shaped by the gospel. Fitzpatrick encourages fathers to dive into deep conversations with their sons about friends, disappointment, girls, sex, and more. He shares communication tips on these topics from his book, “Between Us Guys.”
Our purse strings are tied to our heart strings. Financial advisor Art Rainer encourages believers to showcase the generosity of God by giving generously to those in need. Rainer lists eight money milestones couples can aim for that can help them get their finances and their giving on track.
Art Rainer, author of “The Marriage Challenge: A Finance Guide for Married Couples,” talks about four different money personalities in marriage: the saver, spender, investor, and ignorer. He explains how to talk about money before and after marriage, including how to address bad money habits, like hiding purchases, that can derail a marriage.
Financial expert Art Rainer shares how his parents' handling of the family finances influenced his own approach to money. Rainer reminds us that God wants believers to be a conduit of His blessings. As we give generously, we advance God’s kingdom.
Pastor Jerrad Lopes, author of “Dad Tired,” rallies dads to be “all in” when it comes to spiritually engaging with their children. Lopes strives to be the spiritual leader in his home and wants his kids to see just how much he needs Jesus to change his broken heart. A wife is key in her husband’s spiritual growth when she prays for him.
Pastor Jerrad Lopes, founder of an equipping ministry for fathers called DadTired.com, shares practical advice to dads for leading their families spiritually. Lopes reminds dads that they can't just tell their sons what to do, but they need to show them what to do. Lopes' ultimate desire for his kids is to see them loving the Lord and each other.
Pastor Jerrad Lopes' father left when he was 3 years old, instilling in Jerrad a deep desire to be the father to his children that he never had. Marriage and fatherhood proved challenging, however, and he tells what finally woke him up from his self-absorption.
FamilyLife Today® hosts Dave and Ann Wilson tackle the tough questions from listeners. Hear their advice about dealing with an angry spouse.
Ron Deal talks about struggles that take place in a blended family between the biological children and the new spouse. While it's tempting to want to put the children first, Deal cautions against it.
For a woman with no biological children, stepping into the role of stepmom can be a bewildering labyrinth of complexities. Ron Deal and Laura Petherbridge discuss how to navigate this winding path.
Jim Burns coaches parents of adult children on how to keep the relational ties open once their young adults leave home. He shares what to do if adult children come back home temporarily, and tells how he's living this out with his own daughter.
Nina Roesner reflects on a wife's need to be right and to be known. Instead of trying to control a situation, Roesner encourages wives to walk through each situation with their husbands without criticizing.
How can I share the gospel if my family is a mess? Ron Deal reminds us that most of the families featured in Jesus' lineage were dysfunctional, so you're in good company.
Sheri Keffer tells how her Prince Charming's secret sin became more difficult to hide after they got married. Keffer encourages women to keep their eyes open, and ask hard questions about porn use before marriage.
Authors and counselors Josh and Christi Straub explain how to help children identify and name what’s going on in their hearts. They explain the importance of learning to name what you’re feeling.