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All articles & reviews tagged with family

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

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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Article

April 2000
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Mean Parents

'The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame' (Proverbs 29:15) Were your parents mean? Ours were. We had the meanest parents in the world! While other kids ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs and toast. When others had a coke and…

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Article

October 1999
Articles > Evangelistic

Whose Child Are You?

The promise of a new start It might seem inappropriate to ask, but it is not meant to be rude or politically incorrect. When I ask, ‘Whose child are you?’ I am raising the issue of where we belong in a spiritual sense. Recent years have witnessed a general reawakening to human ‘spirituality’; to…

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