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It was a Father’s Day call I’ll never forget. I was co-hosting “Everyday Relationships,” a daily call-in program for Focus on the Family. My wife, Erin, surprised me by setting up a phone call from...
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Are you prepared to answer your kids’ tough questions about faith, God, and the Bible? On the next “Focus on the Family,” apologist Natasha Crain outlines four of the most important questions you...
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Despite what you may have heard, parenting a teenager can be a lot of fun! We’ll encourage you to look behind your teen’s words and behaviour to discover their unique personality. Learn how to listen...
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She never dreamed of being a mum. So when she found herself wiping noses and changing nappies, she began to sink into a cycle of depression. Kara-Kae James discusses how counselling, grace, and time...
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Unfortunately, we are seeing an increasing number of young people being disengaged in church and not having a lifelong faith. Kimberly Smith is an author, speaker and the Generations and emerging...
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Being a teen is never easy, especially for young men who are entering a whole new world of feelings and temptations. Jonathan McKee outlines the four battles every young man faces—self-image, screens...
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Many families do home renovation, but you may need a “family renovation” project as well! Dr Gary Chapman and Dr Shannon Warden continue to discuss how to build strong character traits — like...
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Research tells us that only 1/3 of young people who are growing up in church will sustain their faith and church engagement into adulthood. Kimberly Smith, author, speaker and the Generations and...
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Even though six years have passed, I can still clearly picture the tragic evening. My fingers clicked on the laptop keyboard as my 14-year-old daughter walked into the room. “Is it OK if I go to the...
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Many families do home renovation, but you may need a “family renovation” project as well! Dr Gary Chapman and Dr Shannon Warden discuss how to build strong character traits — like kindness, love,...
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How elusive is the concept of faith? You may not be able to define it when asked, but its meaning becomes apparent in how you live your life. And your children will pick up on this. As they observe...
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There is an epidemic of loneliness in a culture filled with opportunities for connections. In fact, recent research from the Australian Psychological Society and Swinburne Uni estimate that close to...