Connecting With Your Sons

Author Joel Fitzpatrick loves to take walks with his son where he can represent the love of the Father to him. In a day when disconnection is the rule, Fitzpatrick challenges dads to talk to their sons about the topics they deal with on a daily basis—school, money, identity, and more. Connect with your sons. They'll be better for it.

A Father and Son Connection

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.”

Great Money Milestones

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.

The Money Disruptors

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.

The Motivation for Financial Health

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.

The Spiritually Awake Dad

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.

Getting Your Dad Game On

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.

Becoming a Kingdom Man

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.

Listener Letters: Love Keeps No Record of Wrongs

FamilyLife Today® hosts Dave and Ann Wilson tackle the tough questions from listeners. Hear their advice about dealing with an angry spouse.

Putting Your Spouse in the Front Seat

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.

The Childless Stepmom

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.

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