What does it take to have a thriving family? Brian Carter talks about seven habits healthy families have, and it starts with having priorities in line.
Scott Kedersha, author of “Ready or Knot,” talks about financial differences a man and a woman bring into a marriage. Kedersha remembers the debt he brought into his marriage while his wife, Kristin, had none. The way they handled money lead to significant challenges, which is why he encourages couples considering marriage to ask some hard financial questions, like “What is your financial picture?"
Author Scott Kedersha walks us through a few of the questions couples should ask before getting married. According to Kedersha, one of the biggest issues for couples is dealing with differences. When we’re married to someone who’s different, it helps us become more like Christ. He reminds us that the things that drive you crazy now become so much less important down the road.
Are you and your sweetheart on the same page spiritually? Scott Kedersha, director of marriage ministry at Watermark Community Church, tells why it’s important to talk about your faith with your fiancé’ before tying the knot. Who do they say Jesus is? How do I know if they're really a believer? If you and your spouse aren’t spiritually aligned, it’s not a good match, no matter what else lines up.
Trail Life USA CEO Mark Hancock talks about the differences between boys and girls and the need to have boy-specific activities in scouting. Trail Life USA, he explains, is a boy-focused scouting organization that gives boys plenty of outdoor activities to challenge them and call out their inner competitor.
Mark Hancock is the CEO of Trail Life USA, a scouting program for boys with a Christian focus. He talks about the need for boys to develop a healthy sense of self and how they are falling behind girls in almost every single way, as they struggle with the true measure of manhood. Inspired by risk and competition, boys need lots of physical activity to engage the brain, something Trail Life USA is trying to instill.
Authors Aaron and Jennifer Smith believed from day one that God had called them together, but the difficulties in their first few years had them wondering if they might have been mistaken. Despite their early challenges, they believed they were joined together for a mission, and they remind us to invest in the kingdom of God, starting in our own families.
Authors Aaron and Jennifer Smith tell how they found themselves at odds with one another when intimacy issues made it impossible to consummate their marriage. Aaron turned to porn in frustration, and Jennifer battled her own grief and anger. Hear how Aaron found freedom from pornography and how Jennifer learned to be his ally in the effort.
Aaron and Jennifer Smith knew that marriage would have its challenges, but they had no idea the depth of those challenges or how long they would last. The Smiths talk about their early struggles with sexual intimacy and their decision to persevere through the difficulties, even if nothing changed.
Katherine Clark was a busy mom. But the arc of her life was redirected by an accident. Katherine talks to Kim Anthony about her two-year journey of fear, faith, acceptance, and healing from total paralysis.
So many people marry for what they are going to get out of the marriage, rather than for what they are going to give as they supernaturally lay down their life for the other person. Author Chip Ingram explains the difference between a marriage covenant and a marriage contract, and talks about the biblical definition of love vs. the culture's idea of love. Ingram reminds us that conflicts and challenges are normal in any marriage, but they don't have to break up the union.
Counselor and therapist Juli Slattery explores the things the Church needs to address if we are reclaim a Christian worldview on this important topic.
Despite her lifestyle, Jackie Hill Perry sensed that God was actively pursuing her. In 2008, she felt God speaking to her heart. Perry how her life slowly began to change.
Marital intimacy is a difficult topic to discuss. But Juli Slattery says, Christians must push past our discomfort if we are to have any hope of conveying a Christ-honoring vision of it onto our children.
Writer and poet Jackie Hill Perry reflects on her youth and the circumstances that influenced her to consciously rebel against her upbringing and her God.