Staying in love

What does it take to fall in love? Apparently, not much more than a pulse.  Perhaps we should be asking instead, “What does it take to stay in love?”. That is a profoundly different...[more]


Retelling the tale: disciple-making through...

School’s out and summer’s here! It’s time for a slower pace of life – time to recall and relive favorite summer memories and share them with your children. It’s time to tell a story! As...[more]


Men and fathers really do matter

Recently I was watching a television talk show when the female host stated something like this, “We don’t need men or fathers anymore. As women, we can have a baby, raise a family, own a...[more]


"Connect" questions

We continue to strive to make the Church and Family Connect Web page a useful tool for both church leaders and parents who want to be disciple-makers of their children. This new addition to...[more]


The holy calling

Long before there was printed curriculum, Sunday school classes, Wednesday evening youth group, Awana or other church-centered programming, children’s discipleship happened. It was simple...[more]


HIS-story lessons

I just returned from a wonderful conference called “Family Ministry Conversations” taught by Michelle Anthony, Ed. D. We were asked to consider changing our focus and purpose as we work...[more]


The real purpose of marriage

Did you hear about the woman who wanted a new car for her 40th birthday? Instead of telling her husband exactly what she wanted, she simply told him, “For my birthday I want you to surprise...[more]


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