Articles – Family and Friendship

Dust Specks and Logs

Criticism and condemnation hurt. How do we get rid of such attitudinal logs?

Salt and Light

Jesus expected us to be "the salt of the earth - the light of the world." Could we transform family dynamics, save failing marriages, overhaul careers?

A Christmas Roast

A burnt roast didn't ruin our family Christmas, which is about love. We maintained our God-given joy, celebrating Christ.

The Screen Challenge

Putting away our phones and other electronic devices will actually transform the lives of our families and future generations.

Christmas is Love in Action

Let's welcome the Christ into our lives and discover the unifying power of Love in action.

Drop the Agenda

What would happen if we dropped our agenda and right there, in the moment of intensity, we loved?

A Ski Lesson: Lead from the Heart

How do you help someone who is struggling? I learned lessons helping my daughter ski.

The Greatest Gift - "Love Extravagantly"

What is the greatest gift we can give? Is it not love? To love as Jesus loved?

True Brotherhood

Jesus had an immediate bond with the people he met; they became a part of his brotherhood. We can also form brotherhoods with the people we meet by thinking of others as children of God, loving them like siblings, and respecting them.

Siblings – Friends, Not Rivals

The Bible is full of stories of sibling rivalry, like Jacob and Esau. Through these stories we learn that man is an image of love and that sibling rivalry detracts from our expression of love. By loving our siblings, we might even find some blessings we had overlooked.

Who's In the Center of Your Family

Interacting with family isn't always the easiest. Fortunately, there are a few easy, God-centered steps that we can take to improve those interactions.

True Friendship

Friends help define and shape who we are and who we become. Yet, finding the people we want around us can be a challenge. Instead of searching for better friends, try being a better friend.