5 Common Christmastime Temptations
As much as we hope we’ll become idyllic people during this idyllic season, our struggles refuse to take a holiday.
If Your Prodigal Won’t Come Home for Chris...
The Christmas season didn’t kick off quite how we had planned after receiving the text from our son … “I’m not coming.”
12 Ways to Sneak in Sex Over the Holidays
It’s hard to get romantic in your mother-in-law's living room, kids snoring around you on sleeping bags. Still, sneaking in sex over the holidays is doable.
2 Ideas to Focus on Christmas Gifts That Rea...
God gives us eternal treasures, so let’s take time to notice during the season of stuff.
Christmas Shopping For Your Wife (She Really...
I have a hard time Christmas shopping for my wife. It's not because I don't enjoy giving her gifts. I do. It's just that I don't want to mess it up.
What Your Wife Really Wants for Christmas
Forget perfume and diamonds … give your wife something that speaks to her heart.
The Unexpected Christmas Gift
The real unexpected gift wasn’t the money or groceries, but an increase in our faith.
Is Santa Claus Stopping at Your House?
What’s a family—one that desires to teach their kids the REAL meaning of Christmas—to do about St. Nick?
Work Smarter, Not Harder This Christmas
A mom’s guide to managing all that the holiday season throws her way.
Help Grandma Calm Down on Christmas Gift-Giv...
Sometimes, Grandpa and Grandma Warbucks create unintended challenges by “blessing the grandkids” with so many gifts.
5 Radical Ways to Purge Commercialism From C...
If you find yourself longing for a purer, less commercialized version of Christmas, then you might want to try our experiment yourself.
7 Lessons I’ve Learned Through Waiting
During this season of Advent, I’m reflecting on how our hope must rest in the fact that God is with us in the waiting.
10 Ways to Prepare Your Heart for Christmas
Slow down and truly experience this special season centered around family, joy, giving, and most importantly—Jesus.
Using Christmas Music to Help Your Family Fo...
Listening to traditional Christmas hymns is one way to remind your children of the beautiful, gospel-centered purpose of Christmas.
What Your Husband Really Wants for Christmas
Forget the ties and BBQ apron, your man would much rather see these gifts wrapped up on Christmas Day.
When Christmas Isn’t Merry
When my aunt and uncle divorced, I had a difficult time adjusting to new holiday celebrations.
5 Ways Your Blended Family Can Find Peace Ov...
This time of year, it’s easy to get caught up in the emotions of “how we used to do it.”
10 Ways to Talk About Christ This Christmas
Is this your year to make a change and replace some time-stealing activities with something more meaningful?
Immanuel: God With Us!
The wonder of Christmas is that Jesus became a baby and lived on earth. To understand and know Jesus is to understand and know God.
7 Ideas for Making Your Holidays ‘Holy...
Here are seven ideas for traditions you can begin to draw your family closer to God.
A Christmas Love Song
They thought Connor Deal couldn’t handle a solo in the church Christmas production. They were wrong.
Our Most Meaningful Christmas Gift
In our first Christmas together, we gave the most valued gift we possessed.
The Wonderful Names of Christ
Focusing on the names of Christ during the Christmas season can provide many opportunities for you and your children to learn more about Him.
Nothing Is Impossible with God
The Christmas season reminds us that the God who made it possible for a virgin to conceive can heal any marriage and any family problem.
10 Ideas to Focus on What Really Matters at...
Here are some ways you and your family can put the spotlight on Christ.
Don’t Give Them Everything They Ask Fo...
We don't do our kids any favors by encouraging entitlement.
8 Things Your Kids Need to Know About Christ...
Before unwrapping gifts this year, take time to ponder the eternal truths found in Scripture about Jesus' birth.
God eagerly waits to meet us when we come with our losses and broken hearts to His welcoming embrace.
10 Great Ideas for Christmas Traditions
Traditions remind us to stop the busy cycle of life long enough to reconnect and build bonds.
Bob Lepine’s Favorite Christmas Movies
FamilyLife Today co-host lists seven great movies to view with your family during the holidays.
How to Have the ‘Perfect ChristmasR...
I decided to put away my expectations for the “perfect” Christmas—no more hope placed in conditions or gifts or decorations.
15 Christmas Presents From the Heart
Give meaningful gifts this Christmas — Christmas gifts to pass on to future generations
My Favorite Religious Christmas Music
Here’s a list of holiday CDs with songs that focus on Christ’s birth.
Teaching the Meaning of Christmas to Young C...
Four ideas for telling very young children the truth in a way they will understand.
4 Tips for Enjoying Christmas with Parents a...
Formulating a strategy for dealing with the stress of that accompanies holidays with loved ones.
20 Ideas For Serving Others as a Family This...
Teaching children how to focus their hearts and minds outward on others during the holiday season.
The Bells of Hope
A beloved Christmas carol, written by a man lost in despair, directs us to remember the living God who sent His Son.
Real Stories of Meaningful Christmas Gifts
In the November 2004 issue of The Family Room, we asked our readers to send us stories of their most meaningful Christmas gifts.
Let’s Take Christ Out of the Manger
Use the names of Christ to teach your kids who He is and how to relate to Him.
Hosting Evangelistic Christmas Gatherings
Our homes can be a tool to introduce Christ to those around us, especially during Christmas.
Experiencing Christmas with the Five Senses
If ever there were a truth that needed to be internalized, it is the amazing story of a God who came as a helpless baby to touch us at our point of need.
Enjoying the Trappings of Christmas Without...
After several less than "merry" Christmas celebrations, I decided my future Christmases were going to be different.
10 Ideas for Christmas Legacies That Knit th...
These activities can become treasured long-standing traditions for your family.
How a Christmas Ornament Helped Our Son Come...
When we came to the Savior ornament, God’s Spirit did something wonderful and miraculous.
Avoiding That Holiday Burnout
So you're planning your Christmas schedule? Perhaps it looks something like this...
O Come, O Come Immanuel
When was the last time you really listened to the joyful and hope-filled words of this song?