Holidays

Illustration of a family of eight seating around a holiday dining table

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A "Relative" Challenge

Bill Maier

How do you handle a difficult relative at a family gathering?

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Illustration of a mom holding the hand of a smiling little girl and leading her away from the Christmas tree

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Putting Christ Back Into Christmas

Brent Rinehart

Help your kids celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, not just the materialistic side of it.

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Illustration of a husband and wife standing and looking at a nativity manger set in their living room

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Crowding the Manger

Marcy Hires

What does your Nativity say about you?

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Illustration of a little girl looking overwhelmed by a Christmas gathering with many toys, packages, cameras and relatives

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Calming the Holiday Din

Karen Crum

Simplify Christmas for kids with sensory sensitivities.

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Boy and girl looking out window at the snow

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In the Small and Ordinary

Ann Voskamp

Catch glimpses of the miraculous in unexpected places.

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Baby waving American flag

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Freedom & Faith

Rebecca Hagelin

American liberties are based on Christian principles. As Christians, we should teach our children to be enthusiastic citizens.

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Illustration of a mother standing in front of a flower garden spot surrounded by her family

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The 'Perfect' Mother's Day

Jill Savage

As you sort through your unmet expectations on Mother’s Day, realize that you may play a part in fueling your disappointments.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Plan for the Holidays

Family get-togethers are supposed to be a big part of the reason we experience joy during the holidays.  But it often doesn’t work that way.

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Illustration of a family sitting at a dinner table

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New Year's

Start the new year right! Consider these ideas for helping your family thrive throughout the coming year.

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A child playing with the nativity set

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Christmas

Enjoy the Christmas season even more as you better understand the purpose of Christ's birth and shift your focus to serving others.

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droids in nativity scene

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Christmas Traditions

Traditions are meant to be enjoyed by the whole family, but as your family changes, should your traditions? 

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Toddler girl opening christmas gift sitting in front of a christmas tree

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Fewer Toys, More Christmas Joy

Amber Van Schooneveld

Parents of young children don’t need to spend a lot of money to make the holidays merry.

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A very young girl is staring into the top of a lit jack-o-lanter

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Should My Family Celebrate Halloween?

Kim Wier

Do the decisions you make for your family regarding Halloween reflect the faith and values you demonstrate the rest of the year?

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Advent Calendars

Find the perfect Advent calendar for your family to help you keep your eyes on Jesus during the Christmas season. 

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Girl and boy sitting at a table with pies on it. The boy is laughing after having poked his thumb into a pumpkin pie.

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Thanksgiving

From family traditions to a bountiful feast shared with friends, Thanksgiving is an ideal time to refocus our hearts on God and teach our children what it truly means to be grateful.

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Two children greeting military man home on leave

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Honoring Those Who Serve

various authors

Consider modeling a healthy respect for your country's military personnel and teaching your kids to thank men and women in uniform for their sacrifice and service.

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Jim Daly laughing with his sons

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Father's Day

Jim Daly

Jim Daly encourages families to make the most of Father's Day.

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The waist and legs of a child holding a valentine while wearing striped socks and a tutu

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Valentine's Day Cards and Activities

various authors

It’s easier than ever to let your family and friends know how much you care.

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Jesus Was Here on Earth

Mommy blogger Melanie Shankle recalls her daughter’s reaction to the Christmas story. Listen to the full program here.

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man with infant son

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Joseph: Not Your Ordinary Father

Glenn Stanton

How does Christ's earthly father reflects God's love of fatherhood

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Getting Organized for Christmas

Author Kathi Lipp offers practical suggestions for planning your family's Christmas celebration so that it can be budget-friendly, stress-free and Christ-centered. 

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woman with a Christmas package

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Get Organized to Reduce Christmas Stress

Ellie Kay

Start now to de-stress the Christmas holiday season through the use of a simple checklist! 

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child holding a paper that says "Thank you!"

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Show Kids How to Appreciate Their Pastor

Pam Woody

Celebrate Clergy Appreciation Month by teaching your kids to show gratitude to your family's pastor.

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