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Engaged: Preparing for Marriage

Congratulations on this wonderful milestone! Few seasons in life are filled with as much joy and anticipation as the time spent preparing to get married. You’ve probably heard it said that as you plan your wedding, you shouldn’t forget to plan your marriage. But it sounds so abstract to “plan...

Building a God-Honoring Marriage

No one plans to become a broken family or a miserable couple. We marry because we yearn for a life-long, thriving relationship. So, how can believers become intentional about building a God-honoring marriage?   PRIORITY ONE: Discover God’s Design for Marriage Research demonstrates the long-term value of making time now for marriage education...

Single: Should You Pursue Marriage?

As an unmarried person, you have distinct opportunities to grow in your faith and to make a substantial contribution to the kingdom. In fact, the season you’re in has the potential to be the most formative period of your life. How can you best honor God in this time? Many Christians...

The Intentional Father

Every believing dad hopes his or her child will embrace the faith and grow deep spiritual roots. But studies tell us that over half of those growing up in Christian homes will walk away from Christianity by the time they leave the teen years – never to return. Too often,...

The Intentional Husband

No man plans to become part of a broken family or a miserable couple. We marry because we yearn for a life-long, thriving relationship. So, how can men become intentional about building a God-honoring marriage?   PRIORITY ONE: Discover God’s Design for Marriage We must understand that every marriage is intended to be...

The Intentional Grandfather

Grandfathers hold a unique and exalted position when it comes to the process of spiritual formation in the next generation. Other than mom and dad no one else carries the stature or inherent authority in the lives of children. In fact, not even mom or dad can fill the role...

Intentional Mentor Relationships

We become like those we spend time with. That’s why mentor relationships are important for every man. Use the following suggestions whether you are seeking a man to invest in you or find yourself ready to pour into the life of someone else.   FINDING THE RIGHT MENTORS The ideal mentor is someone...

Intentional Parenting

Every believing parent hopes his or her child will embrace the faith and grow deep spiritual roots. But studies tell us that over half of those growing up in Christian homes will walk away from Christianity by the time they leave the teen years–never to return. Too often, parents “outsource”...

Introducing Your Child To Christ

The fact you’re reading this indicates you are concerned about your child’s faith. As you care for your child’s daily needs and work to prepare him or her for success in life, there’s nothing more important than caring for their spiritual needs and helping them prepare for eternity. It’s likely...

Preparing for Adolescence

Enjoy ‘em now, because they’ll drive you crazy when they’re teenagers!” That’s the warning parents of pre-teens often hear. The implication: the teen years will be excruciatingly, unavoidably rough for everyone concerned. Obviously you and your pre-teen are in for a lot of change, but turmoil isn’t inevitable. You have...