Marriage partners will either tolerate one another to appear normal or become one in seeking for God's very best. Paul & Jenny began their marriage with the desire to exemplify the oneness Christ described in John 17.
People. Positions. Possessions. These things could never do for us what God can do for us. When we expect from them lasting happiness, fulfillment, joy, peace or security, then they have become an idol. If you have ever wondered what the modern equivalent of a golden calf would be, this is it.
The one-on-one relationships we hope for might not be as far away as we think they are. Friendships like that though always take time to grow. We might want to consider twice about waiting until we have something huge, interesting, or urgent to share before we start to work on it.
Hudson Taylor gave the world a practical glimpse of what it is like to trust the Lord and live by faith. Even today, we hear how faith changes others' lives, and we all know that trusting in the Lord is the foundation for most everything else. So, how do we start trusting God?
Many times, well-intentioned Christians accept common cultural practices without giving them a second thought. Such was the case with Gerrit Van Essen and his wife, Catherine, when they decided to limit the size of their family.
"The Tabernacle is a step by step means of entering the Presence of God." In this first of a two-part message, Doug Small expounds in great detail on the Old Testament Tabernacle and its New Testament application.
God bringing men to Himself: this is the storyline through the cycles of human history. And what better place to begin an invitation to repent than with the covenant which the Lord Himself initiated for His people Israel? Dr.
Many secrets of the animal kingdom remain a secret! Yet “our Lord has created these incredible creatures that all point to Him as the ultimate Creator . . . ." Watch as Dr. Jobe Martin delves into the wonders of God's magnificent creation using illustrations and videos!
David may have never seen the Temple, but he had it in his heart. Ron Dunn and his wife may never have understood why their son was afflicted with manic depressive disorder when they wanted to be good parents. We may not understand why others are chosen to speak at the convention.
We've all heard the exhortation to "Be careful!" Being careful protects those under us. And taking the time to care and connect in the relationships at home will serve both as platform and safeguard in the connections and relationships abroad. Especial
It has been said: "Everyone will eventually sit down to a banquet of consequences." These natural results, whether for good or for bad, are served up to everyone alike, according to the choices that they make.
“My parents’ goal was that we [children] learn in the process of living instead of live in the process of learning.” With this direction and oversight in his early education, David Waller shares about the many learning experiences he enjoyed.
II Timothy 2 was Paul's advice to a young pastor. The encouragement it contains however can apply directly to parenting. Like Timothy, parents are forced to handle a variety of situations. How can they use gentleness when they feel un-gentle?
Challenges often arise when commitments are made to draw closer to God. Mark and Alice Wilkes share candidly with Bob Newhouse about the challenges that arose in their family after they decided to lead their family in daily time in God’s Word.
There is great excitement when those first Wisdom Booklets finally arrive! Afterwards, the excitement is often replaced with feelings of frustration and failure for the parents, especially the moms. Mark and Alice Wilkes tell about their frustration in trying to figure out how to “do” ATI.
Without a foundation on the Logos, society at large becomes illogical, turning upside down the basic principles of social order. In all actuality, we find ourselves living at a time in history in which it seems the world, as well as the church, has decided to abandon reason altogether.
Bill Boyd’s young son was lacking motivation in learning to read. Concerned, the caring father wondered how could he motivate young Will in this endeavor? Reflecting upon how animals are trained in their areas of strength, Bill was challenged to look at Will’s strengths and gifts.
Immigration, terrorism, and anarchy. It seems these three issues would give any human being an excuse to feel like a victim. Yet are we entitled to anything better during this mortal life? Are we not here in the world to be the difference makers?
Not all kinds of love are God’s love. Attempting to illustrate the power of Divine love, David Gibbs Jr. unveils its first two attributes from I Corinthians 13: patience and kindness. Charity suffers long and is kind!
Chances are you know at least one person by the name of Joshua or Caleb. But who do you know with the name Shammu, Igal, or Shaphat? These warriors, too, could have become heroes. Of the twelve spies who scouted the Promised Land, what made heroes of some and cowards of others?
Some of the most terrible consequences in the Bible are those given for the sin of pride, and some of the greatest blessings in the Bible are promised for humility. But surprisingly, it’s easy to confuse the two!
Life can be a whirlwind for sure! Pausing between whirlwind Family Connections trips himself, David Waller reviews both the motivations that came before and the observations that came after their visits to the ATI families and their churches.
ATI dad Aaron Hawkins remembers his father faithfully reading Scripture daily with the family before going to work at 6:45 a.m. This consistent daily time became a key example of discipline in Aaron's life, guiding him as he grew from a boy into manhood.
What is meant by “fight for the relationship”? ATI father Wayne Fagala explains to Bob Newhouse his testimony of learning how to show genuine love to his children. When there are difficulties, parents are to be as Jacob when he wrestled the Lord rather than simply giving up.
This week’s message is vital to understanding how fathers and mothers can work together in homeschooling their children. Bob Newhouse previously shared the importance of parents responding to God’s calling them to home education and His priorities.
When missionary Otto Koning served among the tribes of New Guinea, he reached a point where he was at the end of his rope. The people he was trying to reach were animists and demon worshipers, and it seemed that there was little response to the Gospel.
When a young missionary journeyed to his first mission assignment, a painful memory from his youth drove him to strive for spiritual accomplishments through his own abilities. In the jungles of New Guinea where he was attempting to share the Gospel, he repeatedly met frustration and defeat.
Christian dads know the importance of leading their families in daily time in the Bible. Oftentimes the challenge is just getting the family together! Then, once together, how can the younger ones be kept still and quiet? Is there a proven “formula” for families to use in their devotional time?
Once the Gospel begins to bear it's fruit in our lives, God's work is not over. His Holy Spirit continues that work. My sin nature must be faced. As Paul says, Christians still have the capacity for anger, bitterness, drunkenness, lust and fear.
Flight is a miracle. Thanks to some stunning videography and computer-generated imagery, in this video we can watch a hungry owl swoop in on its prey or imagine a prehistoric sky alive with flying reptiles.
Vince and Charlette Lewis were an Air Force family with two young children. Vince shares how the military lifestyle he lived as a B52 bomber pilot encouraged vices more than virtues, often leaving his wife feeling alone and neglected.
Have I frankly considered the high costs of anger? It is an expensive thing, as can be seen from references throughout Scripture as well as everyday experience. Unfortunately, it's is a sin that is easily justified too. Worst of all, it may be a habit everyone can see I have but me.
What do you do when God confronts you with the question, “Are you willing to go anywhere for Me?” This is especially disconcerting when the answer you want to give is, “No”! Ross Holdeman faced this dilemma his senior year in high school.
Maybe, right now where there should be joy in your heart, there is pain. Maybe where there should be unreserved confidence in the kindness and sovereignty of the heavenly Father, there is fear and resentment instead.
Here is part 2 of the interview with ATI dad Brian Waller, father of 10 and husband to Sue. Brian explains to Bob Newhouse their family philosophy regarding entertainment, activities, and being active.
When Keith Daniel accepted Christ at the age of twenty, his life was completely transformed. At the time of his conversion, the elderly, Godly preacher who led Keith to Christ also gave him the key to staying true to God.
Families often desire to follow others who have measures of success in their families, hoping to adopt practices that will lead to the “perfect family.” Does such a “perfect family” exist? In this video from 2001, Kay Hill shares her family’s story in relation to that pursuit for perfection.
If habits are hard to break and grow stronger with time, why not form some good ones! Surprise! Habits do not have to be bad habits. Good habits, habits that are centered on Christ can simplify our life in just about every regard: eating, sleeping and Family Bible Time to name a few.