The Foundation of Family

Every family, whether they realize it or not, operates on a foundation of personally held values. That may stem from cultural or geographic upbringing, but families pass along ideals, beliefs, mindsets, behavior patterns, and shared experiences to the next generation.

As Christian parents, our moral values are dictated by the Holy Scriptures: The Bible – God’s Word, breathed through the lives and hands of men and women over the course of history. This collection of divinely documented truths ranging from codes of law to narrative, lists, poetry, wisdom, prophecy, and future revelations is the foundation for our faith that a big God has been orchestrating and communicating through His people from the beginning of time.

Over and over, His character is revealed as trustworthy, just, good, righteous, holy, and among many others, loving. Nowhere else in history or other world religions do we see such a divine deity, sacrificing Himself for the sake of reconciled relationship with his creation. The pages of scripture are truly awe-inspiring when understood in context and then applied to our present lives.

 

Faith Resources for Family Life

The practice of living out faith in God will help you to recognize who you are in this divine story, God’s beautiful purpose for his created people, the gifts He gives each of us to love others and point them back to Himself, and the power He gives us through His Spirit to persevere through and overcome difficulty with peace and joy.

This section of Practical Family is dedicated to providing resources to encourage you in your own faith journey, and help you to communicate the story and love of God to your children. Our hope is that they learn to know, love, obey, and spread the good news of Jesus Christ in their attitude and lifestyle.

You will find resources here for:

  • Understanding the Bible
  • Faith conversations through the ages and stages of life
  • Podcast episodes of faith conversations with other families just like you
  • Opportunities for community interaction with Christian parents and educators

 

The Book is Always Better

The Book is Always Better One of my favorite things to do is read to my kids. But you must know that I wasn’t always so enthused at the idea of cracking open a book after an exhausting day. In fact, I would try to slip in a short nursery rhyme, or some other brief...

Episode 019 | Getting to Grateful

What does it take for kids to grasp the concept of gratefulness? There may even be areas of entitlement in our own lives that need to be dealt with. I've unpacked three basic concepts to guide our kids into having a more grateful attitude and how our response to grace...

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