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10 Key Bible Verses on Parenting

Children are a gift from the Lord, and he is faithful to grant wisdom and guidance to those who are called to shepherd those in their care.

10 Key Bible Verses on Love

The biblical picture of love can differ wildly from how the world defines it. Be set aright and encouraged by these verses and commentary.

How to Fight Well in the War against Porn

Ray Ortlund

Many people believe they’ll flourish from the outside in, but we believe we flourish from the inside out. We believe the great things in life come not from our outward advantages but from our inward resources.

Marriage: A 7-Day Reading Plan

Marriage is God's invention intended to bring him glory. Begin a 7-day reading plan to guide you through what Scripture says about it.

Unpacking “Love Is Love”

Rosaria Butterfield

“Love is love” proudly pronounced that the lover's authenticity determines the love's integrity. Who can judge love? it asked. But does God define love, or do I? Is God love, or are my feelings my God?

15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me

Real pastors get honest about the joys and challenges of the first five years of pastoral ministry—and how they bridged the gap between seminary training and life in a local church.

The Common Calling of All Women

Abigail Dodds

Am I faithfully obeying God as his child by meeting the genuine needs of others, or am I pursuing self-actualization, self-fulfillment, or selfish ambition apart from him?

Does Singleness Waste My Sexuality?

Sam Allberry

There will be a time when there will be no more earthly marriage. Marriage, as we practice it now, will have served its purpose. Life then is a fulfillment of all that marriage now is meant to point to.

Easter Crafts for Kids

Read Scripture, explain the gospel, and celebrate Jesus’s resurrection with the youth in your church or your own children through Scripture-based crafts.

10 Truths for Moms

Katie Faris

While motherhood is a desirable and godly calling, it also brings pain and heartache. But God is still good. He really is, no matter what. These are ten truths for moms like me to cling to on our difficult days.

An Open Letter to a Struggling Mom

Katie Faris

Even while you and I experience the joys and bear the burdens of this glorious thing called motherhood, we remain—and always will remain—beloved daughters of our heavenly Father. Beloved is who we are.

The Godly Wife

Jani Ortlund

Human marriage is not the ultimate human experience. Our relationship with God is. But under Christ, marriage is the most profound human relationship we have.

Adoption's Formidable Enemy

Russell Moore

Those preparing for adoption or orphan care must be equipped in more ways than they might realize—most importantly, to fight the spiritual battle that rages for the vulnerable.

We Were Made for Intimacy

We were made for closeness to others and to God through Christ, and yet it doesn’t always feel as though we can grasp God’s nearness to us.

No More Passive Fathering

Tony Evans

Fathers are called upon to choose not only between our children and our work, but between our convenience and the inconvenience of keeping a promise.

5 Myths about Singleness

John Piper

Many unmarried people have strengthened their hands with the truth that no one has left anything for the sake of the kingdom, says the Lord Jesus, who will not receive back far more.

Satan's Plan for Your Family

Randy Newman

Given God’s high ideals for what families should be—reflections of the very nature of a loving, personal God, sources of intimacy and security, and environments that foster godly character—it should come as no surprise that the Devil would want to destroy them.

You Can Trust God's Design for Sex

Paul David Tripp

The essence of obedience is not simply doing the right stuff. Rather, the essence of obedience is the heart, and what must live in the heart of the obedient person is a willing submission to God’s authority.

The Antidote to #MomGuilt

Abigail Dodds

It’s at the cross that we lay down our indifference and our fears about the work set before us in shepherding eternal souls in favor of full investment and commitment to the job.

The 5th Commandment Is for Adults Too

Jen Wilkin

The fifth commandment is found in the middle of a list of commands clearly addressed to adults, targeting issues that are, developmentally speaking, primarily the concerns of adulthood.

Pain Is a Megaphone

Gloria Furman

When human beings are delivered through pregnancy and birth pain, there is more going on than biological processes and physiological mechanics.

5 Prayers for Children

The following prayers are from The Primer (1652) by John Owen and can be used to give children a framework for talking to the Lord in prayer.

9 Passages to Read about Marriage

Scripture speaks to how husbands and wives should honor and love one another for the good of each other and the glory of God.

What Love Requires of Us

We are convinced in our heart of hearts that love is a feeling, but God’s word says nothing of the sort.

How I Learned to Lament

Mark Vroegop

No one sets out to learn lament. But once you find it, you're so thankful because there's grace that God can give you when the dark clouds of hardship and pain roll into your life.

Create a Plan to Date Your Wife

Justin Buzzard

There is no one right way to do this. Every marriage is different. Every wife is different. You need to create an annual plan that’s unique to the dream God has given you for your marriage and your wife.

Advent Crafts for Kids

Use these Christmas crafts to help explain the truths of the Christmas story to children in your church or family.

Raising Kids as a Pastor's Wife

Children are truly a gift—a reward from the Lord himself, and parenting is such a glorious privilege, but it's not easy.

Gospel-Centered Help for Fathers

Leading your family well can become a daunting task, particularly if you misunderstand the role of fatherhood as God intended it.

How to Pray This Thanksgiving

Use this prayer as a guide as you lead your family at the table or as spend time in personal prayer this Thanksgiving.

Fictitious Mother of the Year

Gloria Furman

Of course, there is not a real “Mother of the Year” award, but we talk about it as we would a lighthearted joke. The reality, though, is that every mother fails to image God perfectly in her mothering.

How Motherhood Mimics the Cross

Abigail Dodds

God gives us gifts and abilities; then he gives us children. And perhaps it seems he’s made an error when our gifts and abilities seem completely irrelevant to the job of bringing up children and caring for a home.

Help! I Need More of God

Jani Ortlund

Some people expect the pastor’s wife to have the most ideal and perfect relationship with God. What should we—women married to men in ministry—do to stay spiritually radiant?

The Search for Love

Mike Cosper

Maybe in every story is a thread that the human heart that can’t give up the belief that one day, true love will come along.

Why Do Traditions Matter?

Noël Piper

Although we cannot bequeath God to our children, we can help them know him and understand him in ways that prepare them to believe in his name.

Dads, Remember the Power of the Open Book

Colin Smith

Children who are able to read will benefit from being with their parents in worship, and it is the duty of husbands and fathers to make sure that their families hear God’s word both in private and in public.

Raising Kids as a Pastor’s Wife

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. —Psalm 127:3 It Ain’t All Roses Children are truly a gift—a reward from the Lord himself! Parenting is such a …

Affirmation Is Not Optional in Marriage

Sam Crabtree

The evaporating disappearance of affirmation in a marriage is invariably a contributing factor to virtually all divorces. Short of divorce, it also contributes to flatness, coolness, and degrees of alienation.

A Parent’s Role in Teen Anxiety

David Murray

If your teen experiences anxiety or depression, it’s very common for you to feel that you’ve failed or you’ve done something wrong. So what do we do with these feelings and thoughts?

Study Bibles for the Whole Family

God's Word is a gift, and the fact that his children are afforded the opportunity handle it, study it, and meditate on it is an immeasurable grace.

Watch the Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full Trailer

In Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms, Gloria Furman, a pastor's wife and mother of four, shows us how to pursue a vibrant and ever-growing relationship with Christ in the midst of the busyness of life.