The Priority of Children

Your job as a parent is a calling from God. It is more important than your vocation, bank account, education or even your own happiness. Besides your relationship with God Himself, your relationship with your children is primary; your influence and impact on them will, no doubt, be your greatest legacy. Throughout the Bible, family […]

Growing Spiritually as a Couple While Raising Kids

It’s a common surprise: parents think that once their children get past the exhausting toddler years and become more independent, life will slow down and the couple will have more time to connect spiritually. For many, the opposite becomes reality. For whatever reason—busyness, tension in the relationship, stress, or another issue—couples can grow apart and […]

Forming Healthy Friendships with Pastor Rick Warren and Kurt Johnston

As students head back to school, it is inevitable that they will be confronted with controversial issues. How can you be prepared for different questions that come up and articulate what we believe and why believe it? In this message, Pastor Rick and Kay Warren talk through the issue of identity and give you four […]

Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Identity with Pastor Rick & Kay Warren

As students head back to school, it is inevitable that they will be confronted with controversial issues. How can you be prepared for different questions that come up and articulate what we believe and why believe it? In this message, Pastor Rick and Kay Warren talk through the issue of identity and give you four […]

The Power of Forgiveness

“If you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” —Mark 11:25 All marriage authorities say the same thing: A healthy marriage is one in which forgiveness is practiced. To develop a closer relationship, it is vital to give forgiveness but also receive forgiveness with grace. […]

In-laws, Step Families and The Blend: Five Tips to Navigate the Relationship

As we work through the five tips that follow, keep in mind this principle: “Wear beige and keep your mouth shut.” It effectively summarizes the best approach to navigating and improving a relationship with an in-law. One woman told me, “I’m surprised my tongue doesn’t have scars from the number of times I’ve had to […]

5 Mom-Son Dates

  Moms, date your sons. There is no greater model for how your boys can treat a future girlfriend and spouse than with their very own mom. And it is never too early or too late to date your son. Ask him on a date today. You will not regret it! Here are 5 mom-son […]

Dating Your Kids, Part 2: 5 Dad-Daughter Dates

Dads, date your daughters. There is no greater model for how your daughters should expect to be treated by a future boyfriend and spouse than spending time with their very own dad. And it is never too early or too late to date your daughter. Ask her on a date today. You will not regret […]