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At some point, every child finds out that Santa isn’t real. So how do you resolve the Santa dilemma with your kids? You can tell them the truth – and risk them sharing it with their friends and getting a whole...

Some kids say they want to get baptized almost before the're speaking in full sentences. But they might also say they want to be a pumpkin or an astronaut, too! So how do you know when your child is ready to...

It’s hard not to react in anger when your child is rebelling and doing the wrong thing – especially when it happens in the middle of the mall! But in those moments of frustration, when you want to be firm...

Trying to get the whole family in the car to get to church on time is hard – and it’s even harder when your kids complain that they don’t want to go. Many families face this problem, especially as the...

Before you laugh, let me share a little story with you. In 2010, I was in Haiti doing some relief work, helping folks after the earthquake. It was a real eye-opening experience, but the scary part was when my guide, who...

In Matthew chapter 6, Jesus tells His followers: “… Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” So if He knows what we’re going to say, why do we even need to pray at all? The short answer is that...

We spend a lot of time looking after our bodies. We shower every day (hopefully), eat a good diet, exercise and take our medicine when we need it. So why do we neglect our souls’ health? In fact, before you meet...

“How are you?” “I’m great! How about you?” “I’m great!” Sound familiar? In our culture, we’re pretty good at pretending everything is perfect. But most of the time, it’s not. And when your life gets torpedoed, you need to grieve, heal, and...

Suffering is something we all go through. It’s never easy, and there’s no class that teaches you how to get through it well. Suffering is complicated, too. Did you know the Bible lists at least 14 different kinds? So check out...

In our world today, many of us are living with anxiety and fear. But fear isn’t our friend. It steals our hope and leaves us feeling drained and joyless. So what’s the antidote? The Bible says there’s no fear in love....