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Miscarriage Affects Men Too

Eric Schumacher | June 24th 2022

Every human pregnancy involves a mother and a father. A man and a woman contribute to conception. In most cases, a mother wants the father to take an active interest in the pregnancy and preparation for the baby's birth. Likewise, she often wants him to be a reassuring presence during labour and delivery—and an active partner in parenting. Naturally, she will want him to share the grief that miscarriage brings. Nevertheless, the father's experience with miscarriage often goes unaddressed in the contemporary church.... continue reading

Praying That God Will… Save My Spouse

Rachel McIntosh | June 23rd 2022

Father God, you alone can save. Please enable my spouse to…

1. Be concerned about the things of eternity... continue reading

Taste and See: A Reflection for Your Holiday

John Hindley | May 26th 2022

Most of us love to eat. Away from home we explore different foods, take more time over meals and treat ourselves. In our family, we have various traditions around food on trips away—taking it in turns to cook, going out for breakfast and several others. Personally, I love ice cream, especially on a beach, in a cheap cone with a chocolate flake. To me that’s the taste of sun, freedom and childhood.... continue reading

Help for Men Facing Miscarriage

Paul David Tripp | May 19th 2022

There will be a day when every child of God will be invited to the one funeral that we will all want to attend: we will be invited to the funeral of death.

Yes, it really is true—death will die and eternally be no more. Along with it will die all the grief, pain, fear, sadness, suffering, and loss that death always drags with it. The completely righteous life of Jesus, the acceptable sacrifice of Jesus, and the victorious resurrection of Jesus, all accomplished on our behalf, guarantee that the enemy of everyone living—death—will finally and forever die.... continue reading

Why 5 Things to Pray for Your Spouse is a Useful Tool

Nancy Guthrie | March 31st 2022

I think most of us want to pray for our spouse. We intend to pray for our spouse. But we forget to pray for our spouse.

Or, when we remember, our prayers can often be limited to what we want to see happen in their lives—the issues we see as urgent. And those aren’t always the things that are truly most needed or most urgent.... continue reading

Introducing Sunday School Lessons to Accompany our Bestselling Kids Book

Avery Powers | March 15th 2022

The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross suite has a brand new addition! This collection of resources, based on the bestselling storybook, is a favorite for kids and their families—and it’s a great way of teaching children why the gospel is the best news ever.

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Bible Verses for Weary Mums

Liz Wann | March 10th 2022

How do mums hold on to hope and life when daily sacrifices feel like little deaths? How do we find rest? And what do we make of how weak and weary we feel? Three Bible verses can help moms answer these questions. ... continue reading

How Prayer Shapes a Marriage: Q and A with Michael and Melissa Kruger

Melissa Kruger | January 27th 2022

How does prayer shape a marriage? We asked Michael and Melissa Kruger to share how prayer has fit into their 25 years of marriage. With 3 kids and full-time ministry roles, the Krugers offer realistic insight for busy couples. ... continue reading

Biblical Prayers for Loving Your Spouse Well

Melissa Kruger | January 25th 2022

This is an extract from 5 Things to Pray for Your Spouse by Michael and Melissa Kruger. The book offers a series of Biblical prayer prompts for 21 different areas and situations—whether you’re newly-weds or have been married for decades. Below are five prayer prompts for loving each other well based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-6.... continue reading

10 Bible Verses About Family

Chelsea Stanley | January 11th 2022

When we brought our first son home from the hospital, my husband and I couldn’t get over how the doctors and nurses had just sent us on our way with a newborn. We felt like babies ourselves, but they had entrusted a tiny person to our care without any sort of instruction manual.

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