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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Godly Wisdom for Leading Your Family (Part 1 of 2)

Tricia Goyer and Phil Hodges, co-authors of the book Lead Your Family Like Jesus, and leadership expert Ken Blanchard discuss the servanthood model of Christ's life and how it applies to family. (Part 1 of 2)

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Jean Bosco with his wife and child in Rwanda in front of their home

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Building Houses, Building Families

Thomas Jeffries

Young readers helped realize God's plan for Rwandan orphans.

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Francis Chan and his family hugging one another

Article

Love as a Lifestyle

Michael Ridgeway

One family opened their home to needy people in their community.

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Illustration of a sad-looking girl sitting in a desert place under the shade of a palm tree. Cacti dot the landscape and the sun beats down on it.

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Faith Grows in Hard Places — Even for Kids

Dan Dupee

Help kids see that God works through pain and suffering in their and other people's lives.

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A family opens their front door to discover an exciting world full of people and nature.

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Becoming a Mission-Minded Family

Helen Lee

Missional living, with God at the center, creates fulfilled families.

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Mother with her little daughter looking out a window

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Making Faith Part of Everyday Life

Cindy Sigler Dagnun

There are practical ways to live out Deuteronomy 6.

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Hands prayig over American flag

Article

The National Day of Prayer: Praying for Our Nation

various authors

Here are activities to teach kids about praying for our nation.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Developing Godly Character in Your Child

Korie Robertson, of A&E's TV show "Duck Dynasty," shares her heart for raising kids with strong, godly character as well as some fun family stories of the Robertson clan.

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Family praying at dinner table

Article

How to Share the Gospel With Your Child

Ann Vande Zande

Parents have exceptional influence over their children and the potential for leading them to Jesus

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Woman praying in an outdoor setting

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Faith That Overcomes Fear

Sheila Walsh

God is bigger than our fears.

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A toddler is excitedly holding the hands of both parents as she is learning to walk.

Article

Parental Love

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Children spell love T-I-M-E. Read more about how love is one of the seven essential traits of parenting.

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Mom has her arms folded, as if standing her ground, and a young girl has turned away from Mom with arms folded and an angry face

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Parental Boundaries and Limits

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Kids need clear boundaries and limits. Find out how boundaries and limits are part of the seven essential traits of parenting.

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A dad helps his young child learn to ride a bike.

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Parenting With Intentionality

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Intentionality in parenting means making a purposeful decision to spend time connecting with your kids. Read how intentionality is one of the seven traits for effective parenting.

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A small boy is looking up to his father and holding his father's hand

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Grace and Forgiveness in Parenting

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Grace and forgiveness are necessary for a healthy home life. Find out how grace and forgiveness are a part of the seven traits of essential parenting.

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A dad and small son are planting a tree together.

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Parental Respect

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Respect is an essential component of communication and correction in the home. Read more about how respect is one of the seven essential traits of parenting.

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Mom and daughter are giving each other a high five

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Parental Gratitude

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Gratitude rescues us from the trap of negative thinking and helps us enjoy life more. Learn how gratitude is one of the seven traits of effective parenting.

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Parents being pulled in two directions by two kids

Series

7 Traits of Effective Parenting

What are the seven traits of effective parenting? You can read more about each of them: adaptability, boundaries and limits, grace and forgiveness, gratitude, intentionality, love and respect. 

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Three crosses on a hill

Article

Forgiveness Isn't Fair, But It Is Essential

Carey Casey

Help your kids live out the principles of grace and forgiveness, understanding how conflict looks when the spirit of a relationship is regulated by humility and forgiveness. 

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Boy running through field of tall grass

Series

Character Development: Perseverance

The character quality of perseverance is an essential tool for the next generation of Christians, as it was for the last. Here are a few ways to teach your children about persevering in their faith and in their life.

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Illustration of a young boy kneeling at the entrance to the throne room where God sits

Series

Talking to God

One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is to teach them to pray.

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Dad with his arm around his son, their heads are close together as they sit on a bench

Article

What Defines a Father?

various authors

Help your child embrace God as his or her heavenly Father.

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Friends talking on a bench

Article

Biblical Tolerance: Compassion for the Lost

various authors

Use these age-appropriate activities to help teach kids about biblical tolerance.

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Young girl wearing a tiara and smiling

Article

Christ is Lord

various authors

Do your children understand the meaning of these words? Use these age-appropriate activities to help them better understand what "Christ is Lord" means.

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