Focus on the Family

Celebrate With a Purpose

by Catherine O. Snow

As Christians, we often recount how stretched we are with our time, our careers and our finances. But are we really "investing" these God-given resources as we should? And are we loving God, as well as loving our neighbors as ourselves? Take a moment to reflect on Jesus' words in Luke 10:24-38 and Matthew 25:14-45.

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One of the easiest ways to stand firm in the culture is by supporting businesses that affirm to sanctity of life, marriage and religious freedom.

Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby — companies known for operating according to biblical principles — have been in the news defending their faith. But what about other companies? How can we know where they stand on issues important to us?

Fear not.

FaithDrivenConsumer.com, an online community forum, seeks to empower Christians to spend, when and wherever possible, with companies supporting a biblical worldview.

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"We all make consumer choices every day. Have you ever considered the practices and viewpoints of the companies you buy from? How do they recognize and treat your preferences? We live in a world where a small group who want to deny us our convictions can drown out tens of millions of believing, practicing, committed Christians.  It’s time for a change."

Finally, are you looking to encourage a student's Christian worldview this Christmas? Here are three age-specific resources: