Why You Might be Wrong About Families Like M...
The truth is, no people group is immune from challenges. And no one group is the standard for virtuous lives, marriages, or families.
Learning to Love All People
The truth is, God has one big, beautiful diverse family—by design and for His glory. And as believers we share a common identity in Him.
Anxiety About the Election: 3 Things to Reme...
As my son and I talked through his anxiety about the election, I realized his fears ran much deeper than mere policy preferences.
A House Divided: Navigating Political Polari...
Does political polarization—that ever-increasing gap between political convictions—fill your family conversations with relational razor blades?
What Does the Bible Say About Racism?
So what does the Bible say about racism? A lot (from Genesis all the way to Revelation). The question is, will we listen?
Racial Discrimination Ends in Your Living Ro...
When it comes to talks about racial discrimination, mercy and grace are needed on all sides. But the most effective change happens face-to-face.
An Open Letter to My Christian Friends RE: R...
I'm encouraged by the support and solidarity I have witnessed from my Christian friends. Thank you for your expressions of heartbreak. But don't stop there.
We Stand With and for Every Home
Silence does not communicate FamilyLife’s long-standing vision of “every home a godly home.” We’re all learning how to engage in a way that communicates trust, community, and Christ’s love to all families, all homes.
George Floyd: Before I Talk to My Kids About...
I weep in response to the hashtags I see. George Floyd’s life mattered. But how do we talk to our kids about another black man's death ... again?
Should We Talk to our Kids About Ahmaud Arbe...
Ahmaud Arbery's death isn't just about politics. It's a chance to teach our kids to think and act with Christian minds in areas we’d rather avoid.
How to Deal with Anxiety and Consequences of...
We need some clear, concrete directions about how to operate in the era of a global pandemic and deal with anxiety about the consequences of quarantine.
Grieving the Quarantine Life
As I sit at the beginning of another week, grieving the quarantine, it’s clear: we don’t like feeling out of control. This new normal comes with loss.
8 Ways to Embrace the New Norm of Family Din...
With more COVID-19 closures, families are gathering at home and around the table again. If it’s been awhile, here's insight on making family dinners work.
5 Ways to Offer Help After a Natural Disaste...
Families and communities go through a long process to put pieces back together after a natural disaster. We can play a vital part of the recovery effort.
It’s About More Than Killing the Child...
When he recommended abortion, I finally understood. That choice is for when the fear is suffocating. Sometimes scared moms want an easier way.
The Other Great Royal Exit (Besides Harry an...
Leaving heaven and coming to earth was part of God’s plan for Jesus—and all of humanity—all along.
Why “Go Home” is a Bigger Offense Th...
John MacArthur told Beth Moore to “Go home." Male and female opinions on both sides erupted. But there’s a bigger offense at play that no one is outing.
How Being an Enneagram 8 Does and Doesn̵...
I am the dreaded Enneagram 8—the challenger. Self-confident, decisive, willful, and confrontational. But I also stand for what is right in an unmoving way.
5 Reasons We Love José Altuve’s Big Game...
It’s easy for Astros fans to love José Altuve's series clenching 2 run walk-off sending Houston to the World Series. But we all cheer his poise and class.
Casual Sex: What’s in it for Her?
Casual sex boasts the benefits of being a modern woman: freedom, confidence, independence. But how is hooking up good for girls if 83% prefer commitment?
Why Your Enneagram 3 Theology Will Fail You
An Enneagram 3 to the core, I know I can change the world. Feeding hungry children, slashing divorce rates, and housing homeless: bring it on!
How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable i...
Disagreement usually sparks hatred. But when did disagreeing equate hating? We, as a whole, have forgotten how to respectfully disagree.
10 ‘Somethings’ I Can Do in Resp...
In the wake of tragic events, it’s tempting to feel hopeless or point fingers at others. Here are some practical ways I can respond now.
Ed Sheeran’s Beautiful Perspective
Whether or not Ed Sheeran recognizes it, his lyrics communicate the truth that the things of this world will never satisfy.
The Best a Man Can Get: Warring over Masculi...
The ad is surfacing yet again, as Gillette attempts to explain billion-dollar losses this quarter. The public wonders if we need more or less masculinity.
Showing Our Kids How to Love in a Culture Fi...
"Close-minded. Unaccepting. Judgmental." Many in our society label Christians as the most hateful people of all in a world fighting for love to win.
What Miley Cyrus Teaches Us About Marriage
A catchy new song by Miley reveals a view on love that may not last a lifetime.
Joshua Harris’s Heartbreaking Downfall
A millennial’s perspective on Joshua Harris's “falling away” from the Christian faith: "I am among the generation that was shaped, both good and bad."
Single Women Are Happiest and Healthiest?
Women who have never married or had children are the happiest and healthiest, I heard. I'm an unmarried woman with no children. Does single equal happy?
Josh Harris and the Erosion of His Faith
Even the mighty fall. To some, Josh Harris was mighty. He had great influence on their spiritual formation. I hope and pray they know that the Almighty still stands.
8 Ways to Destroy Your Kid Through Sports
We just want our kids to win at sports! But often in the process, we ruin their fun and train them to despise our approach to life and worldview.
5 Things Coco’s Parents Teach Us About...
Besides her obvious talent on the tennis court, Coco demonstrated what it looks like when parents teach that there’s more going on than just the game.
Why Gwyneth Paltrow’s Part-Time Marriage O...
Eight months into their marriage, Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk live in separate houses much of the time. Friends say it's ideal. But what's up?
Teen Vogue Fashionably Frames Sex as Suitabl...
As the dad of a 13-year-old girl, when Teen Vogue moves from popping pimples to pushing pimps, I need to raise my hand and say, "I’m not for this.”
The Petty Prayer I Was Embarrassed to Pray
Tickets to JoJo Siwa's sold out D.R.E.A.M. tour is all my eleven-year-old daughter wanted for her birthday. I was determined to find a way to take her.
When Everything Is Family Nothing Is
What happens when society redefines family? Our teenagers are sorting through the wounds of a generation’s idea that family is whatever you want it to be.
Should Boys and Girls Play on the Same Team?
High school wrestler Brendan Johnston explained, “I’m not really comfortable wrestling a girl." Is this a sign of his narrow-mindedness and ego? Or respect?
Ayesha Curry Said it For Women Everywhere
Does anybody notice me? Am I pretty enough? Good enough? Ayesha Curry's open interview voiced concerns that most women aren't brave enough to express.
Why would Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez...
This will be J. Lo's fourth and A-Rod's second marriage. What makes them think that this one will be the one that sticks? (We hope it does.)
Preachers in Sneakers
Does it really matter if preachers wear hip clothes or live expensive lifestyles?
Why Tiger Woods Wins For Us All
Tiger Woods’ emotional grip on his son culminated a journey back from the sports-dead. We see a man experience professional victory and personal redemption.
I’m Not Panicking About the Election—And...
Political leaders might have their own agendas, but those cannot thwart God’s.
An Open Letter to #Whyididntreport
I saw a hashtag on Twitter this week about why people who have been sexually abused might choose not to report it.
The Real Cost of Keeping Up With the Kardash...
NBA star Blake Griffin may be able to afford a huge child support payment, but kids need more than that.
Ten Urgent Steps for for Keeping Your Family...
Ten ways for families to stay spiritually strong in today’s culture.
What Do the Politics of Jesus Look Like?
In a divisive political season, here are thoughts on what it means to "render to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."
An Unlikely Hero in a Time of War
The same faith that led Alvin York to be a pacifist also led him to become the most decorated soldier in World War I and a post-war philanthropist.
9 Ways to Protect Children From Sexual Abuse
Here are some practical things you can do to guard your children.
Breaking the Silence on Sexual Harassment
Something has shifted in our culture the last few months as hidden sexual sins—especially in the workplace—are brought into the light. Why has this happened so suddenly?
Fifty Shades in the Age of #MeToo
In the wake of the current outcry against sexual mistreatment of women, what reception will the film Fifty Shades Freed receive?
Sexual Abuse and the Nature of Evil
My counseling experience leads me to conclude that evil is very much at work in the world, in our mind, and in our body.
Responding Biblically to Racism
Events in Charlottesville remind us that ultimately the solution to racism comes when hearts are transformed.
The Las Vegas Shootings: Asking the ‘Why?...
Three truths to remember when incomprehensible tragedies occur.
The Scandal of Biblical Ignorance
It's up to this generation of Christians to reverse course, and it starts at home.
What’s So Bad About Offering ‘Thoughts a...
Cynics are ‘prayer shaming’ Christians after shootings or disasters. But are there times when we use that phrase as little more than a platitude?
When Your Child Is Sexually Abused
Looking for signs that something is amiss … and helping your child heal.
Family Values and the Way We Never Were
The "crisis in the American family" isn't downstream from Woodstock or the Pill, but downstream from the wreckage of Eden.
Prayer Is the Foundation of Our Nation’...
To return our nation to its feet, we must first return to our knees.
Is It True That Jesus Never Addressed Same-S...
That Jesus was committed to heterosexual marriage could not be more evident. He was just as committed to the permanence and fidelity of marriage.
Surprising Response to our Broadcast
Response to a special edition of FamilyLife Today on the topic of the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding same-sex marriage.
Why We Oppose Same-Sex Marriage
A clear understanding of God's purposes for marriage helps us understand what's at stake if our culture redefines what He originally created.
Is My Eating Sinful? 12 Words to Help You De...
A guide to help you make your eating habits more pleasing to God.
The Power of the Selfless Unemployed
At a recent speaking engagement, I received a lesson far more profound than the one I was giving.
Responding to Physical Abuse
Abusive behavior was never and can never be a part of God's plan for a marriage or a family.
10 Ideas: Its Easy Being Green
Care for the environment takes our commitment to a godly legacy to a new level of responsibility and conscientiousness.
Will Our Children Say We Believed in Marriag...
Observations from my 100th Weekend to Remember marriage getaway.