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All articles & reviews tagged with family

Article

September 2018
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Responding to the attack on the family

It’s some months now since I read a headline in The Daily Telegraph.  “We should applaud the end of the nuclear family, says top judge”.  I read the story with interest and a growing sense of anger and then checked to see what other newspapers were saying about it. The story concerns Sir James…

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Review

September 2018
Reviews > Book

It Takes a Church to Raise a Parent: Creating a culture where parenting for faith can flourish

This book aims to show how the church can equip parents so they can ‘parent for faith’. I agree wholeheartedly with its focus on helping one another within a church context. When we become Christians, we are part of God’s family and have brothers and sisters of all ages and from all backgrounds. We…

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News

December 2017
News > Ethics

Ethics – UK family life

Christian charity CARE has welcomed a debate held at the House of Lords, in which a manifesto to strengthen families has been discussed. The debate, secured by Lord Farmer, discussed the findings of the manifesto, not least the appalling cost of family breakdown and the need to help struggling families in the UK. During…

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Article

December 2017
Articles > Evangelistic

The power of prayer

Hello, my story shows how wonderfully God answers prayer for our loved ones. My grandfather, whom I never met because he was killed in the First World War, became a Christian after he was married and had two sons. He prayed for his wife and family that they too would become believers, but he…

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Article

July 2001
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column – Family values or Christian values?

Family values are big in the USA. Given the exploding divorce rate and the tremendous social problems caused by children born out of wedlock (about one third of all births), it is no wonder that ministers, educators and sociologists are trying to keep families together. Family values have even become a key factor in…

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Article

March 2001
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

PARENTING 1. The family in the Bible

We are inclined to think that conditions in Britain today are some of the hardest Christians have ever had to face. At least, that is how it appears from the way we often talk. Clearly, this exaggerates the situation, but we all realise there is cause for concern as we look at our society.…

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Article

October 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

A biblical relationship with parents

Remember we have only one set of parents and we must treat them well. God’s commands expect this of us. The way we treat our parents, who are our loved ones now, will determine how we will treat our future spouses, who will be our loved ones later. We may acquire another set of…

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