Praying with Your Children

In honor of Mother’s Day, this blog post reflects on the importance of not just praying for your children, but with your children as well. Parents who love the Lord openly create an infectious environment. Kids ‘catch’ the faith. Intentional teaching is essential, but it is the incidental inculcation of values that is even more…

The Citadel – Family Prayer

For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God? Almost two-hundred years ago, it was stated, “… error and worldliness make inroads upon the church” and there are increasingly “… the wants, temptations, dangers, and sins of the family state.” Sounds like…

The Family in Prayer

… He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, … Psalm 78:5 The Directory for Family Worship, used by the Presbyterians argued that family worship was necessary to secure “the power and practice of godliness, amongst all ministers and members.” A…

More Data on the Damage of Divorce to Children

A half-century of a British longitudinal social study is now revealing that a child whose parents are divorced is more likely to struggle academically, emotionally and in future relationships of their own. The report was printed by the Daily Telegraph in London, England.“Divorce,” the study said, “has repercussions that reverberate through childhood and into adulthood.…

Marriage in America

Focus on the Family has released a report called, “Marriage in America,” a view of the status of family in 2007. The report says that “adults are increasingly living alone or with an unmarried partner.” The reticence to enter marriage appear to be related to the negative experience that young adults have personally lived as…

Back From the Dead – Almost!

“God has something for me to do!”That’s what Ralena “Rae” Kupferschmidt told everyone after she had been given up to die. The doctors had pronounced the 65 year old woman “brain dead.” She was still breathing, but the hospital had sent her home to die. The family was grieving, huddled around her still body and…

Spain at a Crossroads

Spain now has a liberal and socialist government. The once Christian and Catholic nation may be waking up to the sifting moral landscape under their feet. Spain was long one of Europe’s most conservative countries, but has undergone a remarkable liberal transformation in the three decades since the death of former dictator General Francisco Franco.…

Moms! Turns Out They Need a Father Too!

The University of Utah compared 99 married-couple households to 99 single-parent households. Both samples had pre-school children. The father-absent households were measurably different. The first note of difference was in the single Mom. Mothers who were divorced were significantly “more hassled.” They reported more “negative life events” along with “significantly greater negative (emotional) effects” than…