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Précis of Instone-Brewer’s books on divorce and remarriage

Posted: July 31, 2018

David Instone-Brewer, a British scholar who specializes in Rabbinic Judaism, writes the most biblically on-track books on the subject of marriage-divorce-remarriage. Instone-Brewer (updated) on Divorce & Remarriage 29178 Note: you… Read More

Grief Myths – Part Two

Posted: July 24, 2018

Don’t Be Fooled Into Believing These Three GRIEF MYTHS – Part Two Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know. – Job 42:3… Read More

Busting Grief Myths, by Dr. Timothy Sumerlin

Posted: July 16, 2018

Don’t Be Fooled Into Believing These Four GRIEF MYTHS Then Job replied: “How long will you torment me and crush me with words?—Job 19:1-2 Say nothing. Our friends may feel like… Read More

Did Seinfeld and Letterman ruin us?

Posted: March 24, 2018

Article by Tony Reinke, Senior writer, desiringGod.org My generation was raised on The Simpsons. The popular cartoon is postmodern TV at its finest: liberated from prolonged storylines, a series of jests… Read More

Commencement Address to John Robert’s son’s ninth grade class

Posted: January 3, 2018

‘I wish you bad luck,” said the chief justice of the United States. He meant for those words, delivered last spring, to express encouragement and optimism. The year now ending… Read More

A Closer Look at Christmas – Glenn Sunshine

Posted: December 25, 2017

The Story behind the Manger, Shepherds, and Swaddling Clothes At this time of year, every year, we hear the Christmas story again. The familiar elements—the full inn, the stable, the… Read More

Work Hard, Pray Hard

Posted: November 30, 2017

Students should take Bible study as seriously as school and sports practice. Article from Christianity Today: Work Hard Pray Hard

Museum of the Bible – now open in Washington, DC

Posted: November 24, 2017

Museum of the Bible | MOTB Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the history, narrative and… Read More

Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage, by Jerry Jones (review by Bob Young)

Posted: November 24, 2017

Jones discusses divorce and remarriage with objectivity By Bob Young In Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage: Seen Through the Character of God and the Mind of Jesus, Jerry Jones — a longtime… Read More

Children of Priests

Posted: November 4, 2017

The Boston Globe Spotlight team did a series on it that is getting a lot of attention.  Seems it may be a scandal even bigger that the clergy abuse issue…. Read More

Daylight from a Deerstand, by Jerry Jones

Posted: September 27, 2017

http://marriagematters.ws/daylight-from-a-deerstand/

Men vs Women: Google Guy Right about Sex Differences

Posted: August 13, 2017

The Science Says The Google Guy Was Right About Sex Differences A myriad of distinguished professors and social scientists have already confirmed what James Damore wrote in his Google memo:… Read More

Gender & Sexuality – 3 Articles

Posted: June 24, 2017

Children being Experimented on and Scientist speak out against this … http://www.christianpost.com/news/gender-confused-kids-are-being-experimented-on-with-hormone-therapy-experts-188757/?utm_source=newsletter Johns Hopkins Researcher finds no conclusive evidence people are born gay or transgender … http://www.christianpost.com/news/no-scientific-evidence-that-people-are-born-gay-or-transgender-johns-hopkins-researchers-say-168263/page1.html Here’s the full… Read More

Are Introverts Better Evangelists?, by Mike Shumann

Posted: May 28, 2017

“We introverts are prone to feel like evangelism is really just for extroverts. When Jesus commissions us to preach his good news, who’s naturally more excited to do it: those… Read More

The Real Root of Sexual Sin, by Jon Bloom

Posted: May 26, 2017

Our most powerful weapon in the fight against sexual temptation is not better accountability, but profound humility. To continue reading, click here.

The Horror of Human Embryo Jewelry, by Abigail Dodds

Posted: May 15, 2017

A company in Australia is turning frozen embryo children into jewelry for their parents to wear. Click here for full article.

What If My Husband Looks at Porn? by Kara Garis

Posted: April 8, 2017

It was such a kick to the stomach. A nauseating, heart-pounding kick. I remember staring, confused, at the computer screen. What exactly was he looking at, anyway? Is that what… Read More

Disney shows gay kiss in a children’s cartoon for first time

Posted: March 3, 2017

March 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Walt Disney Company pushed the LGBT envelope a little further this week by airing its first on-screen gay kiss on an animated children’s program…. Read More

How Do You Super Bowl?

Posted: February 3, 2017

Ideas for Navigating Controversial Ads http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/how-do-you-super-bowl?

A Transgender Person: Coming to YOUR Church Soon! by Guy Hammond

Posted: November 6, 2016

The phone rings, and I pick up. “Hello.” A panicked voice blurts out “Is Guy Hammond there?” “This is Guy, who’s this?” “My name is Henry James (not his real… Read More

Précis of Instone-Brewer’s books on divorce and remarriage

Posted: July 11, 2016

David Intone-Brewer, a British scholar who specializes in Rabbinic Judaism, writes the most biblically on-track books on the subject of marriage-divorce-remarriage. Instone-Brewer on Divorce & Remarriage

New Parenting Resource

Posted: May 23, 2016

We have a new parenting resource for you to share! That’s right! We have an exciting new tool to help parents in the fight against Internet pornography. We have said… Read More

What God Has Joined Together

Posted: March 17, 2016

For an excellent article by David Instone-Brewer on the topic of Divorce & Remarriage, click here.

Divorce and Remarriage: A scholar’s take on the ancient issues

Posted: March 17, 2016

To read this article, please click here.

Do Christian Parents Flirt with the Idol of Safety?

Posted: March 1, 2016

Most families—rich, poor, or middle class—have an image, maybe even a dream, of what their child’s life will look like once they reach adulthood. If pressed to describe it, the image might… Read More

Does Raising Self-Esteem Turn Children into Narcissists?

Posted: February 17, 2016

Article of interest http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-raising-self-esteem-turn-children-into-narcissists/

Why Teens Leave the Church

Posted: February 7, 2016

The one reason why college students leave the church could surprise you. http://www.collegeandseminary.com/college-life/the-1-reason-why-college-students-leave-the-church-could-surprise-you/#

I Choose Us

Posted: January 28, 2016

Help for building stronger, healthier marriages, consider this great ministry: About I Choose Us Past & Future Facilitators’ Workshops About Us Testimonies Worldwide Channel News Asia – Interview Movie Copyright… Read More

Q&A 1391 – Consummating a marriage?

Posted: January 14, 2016

If possible, a couple should consummate the marriage sexually, fulfilling the physical aspect of the “one flesh” principle. But if they don’t, is such a couple still considered married in… Read More

13 Scriptures to Help Siblings Get Along

Posted: November 1, 2015

http://lizzylife.com/2015/10/27/13-scriptures-to-help-siblings-get-along/ – Elizabeth Thompson

13 Confidence-Building Scriptures for Kids and Teens

Posted: October 3, 2015

by Elizabeth Thompson http://lizzylife.com/2015/09/16/13-confidence-building-scriptures-for-kids-and-teens/

When Kids Know God Better Than We Do

Posted: October 1, 2015

by Elizabeth Thompson http://lizzylife.com/2015/08/03/when-kids-know-god-better-than-we-do/

Divorce rates, inside the church and outside

Posted: May 20, 2014

It is common to hear depressing statistics about divorce rates. The myth of the 50% divorce rate has been debunked for many years. But what about divorce rates within the… Read More

Gender Ideology Harms Children

Posted: April 19, 2006

From the American College of Pediatricians. Read the article by clicking here. For a dissenting view (the other side of the issue) the next link is from Huffington Post’s “Queer… Read More

Family Circle: Website – Parent / Youth Understanding

Posted: February 26, 2006

The Center for Parent / Youth Understanding, http://www.cpyu.org.

Family devotional idea: “Who Am I?”

Posted: February 26, 2006

One of the favorite activities the Jacobys have enjoyed in family devotional time is a guessing game. Although we have several variations on the game, I would like to describe… Read More

Family Circle: Book Recommendation – Adolescents

Posted: February 26, 2006

Kevin Huggins, Parenting Adolescents (Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1989). Link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0891096973/thefireescapb-20/103-4257296-3363061. One of the best parenting books out there! The thesis is simple: to "change" your teen, change yourself!

Family Circle: New book by the Jacobys

Posted: February 26, 2006

During the month of April [2005] Vicki and I are writing a book on parenting. This new work will cover principles, not just practicals, and Bible stories, not just personal… Read More

Family Circle: Book Recommendation

Posted: February 26, 2006

Highly recommended: What About the Children?, by Lee Boger (Bookshelf, 2005). Lee is a Christian in Kokomo, Indiana. This article is copyrighted and is for private use and study only.

Family Circle: Teenage parenting advice

Posted: February 26, 2006

Q&A 1050 – Teenage parenting adviceI’m a single mother of three teenagers, and have been a faithful and dedicated disciple for 10 years. (My children’s father is not at all involved… Read More

Family Circle: Parental Modeling

Posted: February 26, 2006

The following is an excerpted chapter from our book on raising children The Quiver: Christian Parenting in a Non-Christian World.The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses seat; therefore do… Read More

Family Circle: Listening

Posted: February 26, 2006

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. — James 1:19 We want to teach our children… Read More

Family Circle: A Back-to-School Devotional (idea age range: 8-18 years)

Posted: February 26, 2006

In our part of the United States, school resumed on August 8th. In other parts of the country, children will not return until early September. This is a "back-to-school devotional,"… Read More

Family Circle: Love Your Neighbor

Posted: February 26, 2006

Jesus replied: "’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the… Read More

Family Circle: Website recommendation – Family Fun

Posted: February 26, 2006

This is a good site for families with younger kids. A recent issue discussed crafts, kids’ bedrooms, vacations, and games. Check out the link, www.familyfun.com. This article is copyrighted and… Read More

Family Circle: Freeing Our Families

Posted: February 26, 2006

For I told him that I would judge his family forever because of the sin he knew about; his sons made themselves contemptible, and he failed to restrain them. — 1 Samuel… Read More

Family Circle: Quality Family Time

Posted: February 26, 2006

I would like to refer you to the Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet (Family and Consumer Sciences) on Quality Family Time, HYG-5285-95, by Treva Williams. The link is http://www.a-better-child.org/page/875110 This article… Read More

Family Circle: Children Learn What They Live

Posted: February 26, 2006

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemnIf a child lives with hostility, he learns to fightIf a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shyIf a… Read More

Family Circle: Quality Time Idea

Posted: February 26, 2006

This summer, why not improve family time by getting rid of one of its biggest disrupters and destroyers — television? Far from missing the TV, the Jacobys appreciate the extra… Read More

Family Circle: Recommended reading – Devotionals

Posted: February 26, 2006

Regular family devotionals can make an enormous difference in your family’s spirituality, joy, and relationships. The Bible comes to life, its content becomes fun, practical, and memorable, when parents create… Read More

Family Circle: Book Review – Sex and the Supremacy of Christ

Posted: February 26, 2006

Sexuality is an issue at the heart of the Christian family and God’s plan for a romantic love-relationship between man and woman. In connection with this, John Piper’s book, Sex… Read More

Family Circle: Recommended reading for marriage and parenting

Posted: February 26, 2006

Today we would like to share with you the "required reading" for the marriage & family element of the Athens Institute of Ministry. Marriage & Parenting: The Minister’s Family Life1…. Read More

Family Circle: Website – Family Health

Posted: February 26, 2006

For health information for the whole family, from the American Academy of Family Physicians, click on http://familydoctor.org/.

Family Circle: Male-Female Communication

Posted: February 26, 2006

CONTRARY to what many women believe, it’s fairly easy to develop a long-term, stable, intimate, and mutually fulfilling relationship with a guy. Of course this guy has to be a… Read More

Family Circle: Website – Family Life

Posted: February 26, 2006

This month I am referring readers to helpful family centered websites. The website for this week is http://www.familylife.com/. This article is copyrighted and is for private use and study only.

Family Circle: Kids’ Ideas About Science

Posted: February 26, 2006

Kids’ Ideas About Science From the Boston Globe:The beguiling ideas about science quoted here were gleaned from essays, exams, and class room discussions. Most were from 5th and 6th graders…. Read More

Family Circle: Website – Dobson

Posted: February 26, 2006

While you and I may not agree with everything James Dobson teaches, I believe most of my readers will agree with most of it! His website, the official site of… Read More

Family Circle: Humor

Posted: February 26, 2006

CAN YOU HEAR ME? An elderly couple were having problems communicating. The husband thought to himself that his wife might be losing her hearing, so while she was knitting in… Read More

Family Circle: Teaching Families to Fight Childhood Obesity

Posted: February 26, 2006

Credit: Healthy Weigh, March 2004, reproduced with permission. According to the American Diabetic Association, childhood obesity is on the rise. Twice as many children are obese today as compared to… Read More

Family Circle: Allowances

Posted: February 26, 2006

Is there any biblical basis for giving a child an "allowance" — a fixed amount of money, typically every week or month? Indeed there is. "Whoever is faithful in a… Read More

Family Circle: Sitting, Listening, Asking

Posted: February 26, 2006

Today’s family lesson is from Luke 2, and was inspired by a sermon I heard this morning. The text of Luke 2:41-52 (NRS) reads: Now every year his parents went… Read More

Family Circle: Working Mothers

Posted: February 26, 2006

“Working mothers.” This common phrase says a lot about our society’s concept of motherhood, doesn’t it? But since when did any mother not work? Motherhood is an enormously difficult –… Read More

Family Circle: Children and Conversion

Posted: February 25, 2006

The following is an excerpt taken from chapter 13 of The Quiver: Christian Parenting in a Non-Christian World. CONVERSIONJesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not… Read More

Family Circle: Children’s Bibles

Posted: February 25, 2006

Children do not read at the same level as adults, and naturally their needs vis-à-vis Bibles are different to ours. Check out the following weblink. http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/cms_sp?sp=58297&p=1008728 This article is copyrighted… Read More

Family Circle: Websites for families with autistic children

Posted: February 25, 2006

Ever since our nephew was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, my wife and I have taken a special interest in special needs children. So many families are affected by having special… Read More

Family Circle: 100 Best Books for Children

Posted: February 25, 2006

Here is a list of one hundred books selected by the National Education Association as great reading for children and young people. To help make these books more useful, we… Read More

The Difficult Child – Kent Brand

Posted: October 22, 2005

One of the most challenging family matters is the difficult child. Parents spend sleepless night worrying about the child who is difficult and often find no answers in spite of… Read More

Q&A 0716 – Cohabitation (live-in lovers)

Posted: January 13, 2005

Is it wrong if I move in with my boyfriend? If we love each other, isn’t that what counts? Is the Bible against this? Living (and, presumably, sleeping) with your… Read More

Believing Children, by Kelly Petre

Posted: December 2, 2003

Introduction: A. God has provided the church with “everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness” (2… Read More

Recommended Books on Parenting

Posted: August 4, 2003

BOOKS FOR PARENTS OF YOUNGER CHILDREN The Five Love Languages of Children, by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell. Very well written, easy to read. Makes you think about each individual… Read More

Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage (Casarse, Divorciarse, y Volverse a Casar — esp*)

Posted: February 1, 2001

Note: The following paper was a group effort. It does not claim to speak for a single church or even an association of congregations, but represents the opinion of a… Read More