• Topic > Marriage & Family

    Traditions and Christmas

    As you savor a candy cane this Christmas, say “Danka Schoen” to the Germans, for that confectionary treat was first created in Cologne. As you admire your poinsettia, say “gracias” to Mexico, where the plant originated. Say “merci beaucoup” to the French for the term noel, and give a “cheers” to the English for your mistletoe.

    But as we enjoy our traditions and festivities of the Christmas season—customs that have been collected from around the world—let’s save our most sincere and heartfelt “thank you” for our good, merciful, and loving God. From Him came the reason for our Christmas celebration: the…

    The Glory Of My Parents’ Divorce

    There are two memories from my childhood that define my family for me. The first was as a 3-year-old running into a hospital ward with my dad after my mom had given birth to my younger brother

    I Almost Got a Divorce

    When I was younger, I used to think that I could overcome anything as long as my husband loved me. But after getting married, my husband’s poor health, among other things, almost led me to give up on my marriage.

    The Daily Prayer

    Singer/songwriter Robert Hamlet wrote “Lady Who Prays for Me” as a tribute to his mother who made a point of praying for her boys each morning before they went to the bus stop. After a young mom heard Hamlet sing his song, she committed to praying with her own little boy. The result was heartwarming! Just before her son went out the door, his mother prayed for him. Five minutes later he returned . . . bringing kids from the bus stop with him! His mom was taken aback and asked what was going on. The boy responded, “Their moms didn’t pray…

    The Beauty of Broken

    Most of us don’t want to talk about the not-so-pretty stuff of life. We’d rather focus on loveliness. Hued sunsets. Bursting flowers. Downy ducklings and fluffy lambs.

    Happy Fathers’ Day

    Father’s Day is a good reminder to celebrate our Dads, and thank them for what they do for us. Check out this dad’s reflections on his relationship with his own father and with his children, and how it has deepened his relationship with God.

    Facing “For Worse” In My Marriage

    I uttered those words over a year ago on May 28 to my then-girlfriend on our wedding day. The events of that day seemed to pass by quickly and before we knew it, we were changing our Facebook status from “In a relationship” to “married”.

    What 5 Bible Couples Teach Us About Romance

    Written By M. Tiong, Malaysia, originally in Simplified Chinese I once thought that it was fine to start a romantic relationship as long as it felt right; I did not realize that I ought to take time to pray to God about it first. I once thought that it was time to break up when […]

    3 Misconceptions about Marriage

    Weddings. It’s interesting how many people (women in particular) start dreaming and talking about their wedding at a young age. I came across a blogger who wrote about how she started dreaming about her wedding as soon as she could talk.

    Leah’s happy ending

    Everyone loves a happy ending. And today on Discover the Word, the team will conclude the series titled, “Leah—Unloved but Deeply Loved” by finally getting to the “greatly loved” part. Tune in to hear how a woman who was unloved by her family and husband wound up finding true love. It’s a great end to a […]

    Looking for love in all the “right” places

    How often do we find ourselves “looking for love in all the wrong places”? Well, today on Discover the Word, the team returns to the story of Leah. You’re invited to discover the amazing way in which giving God control of our lives actually leads to finding love in the right places. “Leah—Unloved but Deeply […]

    God’s “Most Wanted” list

    We all know the FBI has a “most wanted” list, but did you know that God does too? And you’re on it! Today on Discover the Word, the team finds that what God looks for in people is very different from what you or I might look for. It’s another encouraging discussion from the life of […]

    The Lord looks at the heart

    Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. And today on Discover the Word,  we unwrap this truth from the book of Genesis in the story of Leah. Tune in for a story of sibling rivalry, dysfunctional parenting, and the all-surpassing love of God. Listen today to Discover the Word!

    Leah – deeply loved by God!

    Today on Discover the Word, the team kicks off a new series about a woman in the Bible who was, for the most part, rejected and unloved by her family, but deeply loved by God. Be encouraged and inspired by the story of Leah when you listen to Discover the Word!

    4 Ways to Flee Sexual Temptation

    I read about a recent pastors’ conference in the United States where, during the Q&A session, the inevitable question came to the old preacher sitting on a stool in the middle of the stage: “What is the one thing you want younger pastors to know?”