What Orthodox Culture Can Teach You About Grief
What Orthodox Culture Can Teach You About Grief

By: Paul Beasley-Murray Grieving is a complex process and is different for each one of us. The Orthodox culture's approach to the grief process can offer some practical help to Western Christians struggling with the loss of a loved one.

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How My Father Helped My Ministry Blossom
How My Father Helped My Ministry Blossom

By: Emily Hull McGee I'm fortunate to have parents who work in my field. I'm learning this truth every day: My ministry is blossoming and coming to life because of my father's unique encouragement every step of the way.

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6 Ways Your Church Can Get Father's Day Right
6 Ways Your Church Can Get Father's Day Right

By:Julie Ball In many churches, Father's Day gets scant attention while Mother's Day is a big deal. Many don't get it. Here are six ideas to help your church get it right on Father's Day and throughout the year.

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The One Thing Junior Knew About Was Life
The One Thing Junior Knew About Was Life

By: Trevor Barton Junior couldn't do a lot of things. Couldn't read. Couldn't sign his name. Couldn't tell time even though he loved his watches. But he did know about life. He knew more about life than many highly educated folks.

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4 Ways Your Church Can Give Dads Their Due
4 Ways Your Church Can Give Dads Their Due

By: Doug Dortch Father's Day doesn't get the attention it deserves. Rather than view it as a cultural accommodation, churches can touch on the practical ways that dads might live into their God-given roles and responsibilities.

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What Your Church Can Do to Help Foster Children
What Your Church Can Do to Help Foster Children

By: Pam Strickland and Kendall Coker Foster care children are more likely to be at risk for being a victim of domestic sex trafficking. Here's how your church can help raise awareness about foster care children awaiting adoption.

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Don't Shut Down if You Struggle with Infertility
Don't Shut Down if You Struggle with Infertility

By: Elizabeth Evans Hagan It's difficult to live in a fertile world. To have the natural God-given desire to parent and not be able to do so without intense hardship. But for those couples who struggle, you are not alone.

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A Mother's Day Prayer to Relieve Church-Service Angst
A Mother's Day Prayer to Relieve Church-Service Angst

By: Don Gordon A day intended to honor mothers amid a sacred gathering of worship becomes a day of great anxiety navigating how to do this or if it should be done at all. Three questions and one mom's prayer offer help.

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1 Refugee Family's Story Reflects Countless Others
1 Refugee Family's Story Reflects Countless Others

By: Samar Mansour-Samawi In search of a brighter future, a family of five fleeing war-ravaged Syria endured a treacherous sea crossing, being used as human shields and a harsh refugee camp. And their story reflects the lives of millions.

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The Difficult Decision to Emigrate, Leave Family Behind
The Difficult Decision to Emigrate, Leave Family Behind

By: Sue Smith The decision to emigrate is a highly individual decision based on many factors. It is never made lightly and isn't without sacrifice for both parents and children. It changes the family dynamics forever.

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Lowly Tomato Inspires Grandpa's Lesson of Love
Lowly Tomato Inspires Grandpa's Lesson of Love

By: Trevor Barton A lowly tomato with a soft spot. A grandpa who could fix anything with duct tape, WD40 and baling wire. They equal a lesson that even the smallest and the broken have intrinsic value. They shouldn't be cast aside.

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10 Ways to Connect with Kids, Families on Christmas Eve
10 Ways to Connect with Kids, Families on Christmas Eve

By: Renée Embree Most peoples' stereotype of church is that it's full of old people. Christmas Eve services give you an opportunity to go above and beyond to show you're welcome and ready for all generations.

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5 Ways to Help Those Who Weep During the Holidays
5 Ways to Help Those Who Weep During the Holidays

By: Chris Smith Christmas lights flashing, choirs singing, shoppers shopping. They all signal "the most wonderful time of the year," even though it's not for many. But when they know you care, you can help lift a broken heart.

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