For Faith & Family
Summary: In a culture submerged in moral relativism, we speak clearly, forcefully, and simply to people wrestling with complex moral issues. For Faith amd Family is THE place to turn for a powerful voice that clarifies the blurred lines between right and wrong. For Faith and Family brings you eloquent, articulate, and insightful commentary on the critical issues facing our nationâ€™s families on a daily basis.
Ron Deal of Smart Stepfamilies shares what single parents need to be aware of when they consider online dating. Ron is the author of Dating and the Single Parent. Smart Stepfamilies is “the largest web site for stepfamilies and stepfamily ministries available.”
Poppy Smith discusses living in a beauty-obsessed culture. “Poppy grew up there and in Sri Lanka, Singapore and Kenya. She met her American husband in Nairobi and they soon moved to the United States. The adjustment to her new marriage and new country, combined with loneliness and the loss of all that was familiar, brought Poppy to a defining moment with God.”
This week, we are celebrating our nation’s freedom from tyranny. More than 200 years ago, our forefathers threw off the king’s repressive yoke. The world has been made better as a result. Yet, for all that has been accomplished, experts calculate that nearly 75% of the world’s population lives under oppressive governments. The freedom these governments restrict is not only political. It is oftentimes religious. Barrett Duke shares more.
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission sends out a weekly e-newsletter called ERLC Weekly. The e-newsletter includes timely alerts that impact our faith, social networking presence and news from Washington.
There are many ways to be a champion for life, and one of them is providing a woman in a crisis pregnancy a “window” into the world of the child she is carrying. This is the intent of the Psalm 139 Project - to aid pregnancy resource centers in securing ultrasound machines.
Happy Fourth of July from all of us at For Faith & Family. We have hope that you and your family have a safe and blessed holiday. Today, Dwayne Hastings shares how preachers were influential and important during our nation’s fight for independence. For more information on issues that matter, visit erlc.com.
Recently a bill was passed in the Louisiana legislature that would make it easier for families to contract with women as surrogate mothers. The bill has now gone to Governor Bobby Jindal for his signature or veto. It’s also an issue that Christians should pay close attention to. In this episode of the “Moore to the Point”, Dr. Russell Moore welcomes bioethicist Jennifer Lahl, the founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network to discuss this difficult issue.
Barrett Jones, an offensive lineman for the St. Louis Rams, shares how missions and football can go together. “My faith is the most important thing to me, it’s not just an important thing to me on a list of things. … I feel like [God’s] called me to go and to tell people about Him, so that’s my main job.”
Are you walking with Christ? How often do you think about God during the day? Ed Stetzer encourages Christians talk about Jesus Christ. Have you shared your faith recently? We’d love to hear about it at lifewayrearch.com.
Nancy Williams joins us to discuss her book Secrets to Parenting Your Adult Child. She offers advice to parents on how to relate to adult children. Nancy is a family counselor in Wimberley, Texas.
What is a ‘yes home’? Selma Wilson joins us to share about her and her husband’s desire to help moms and dads be successful parents. Selma is the president of B&H Publishing and author of The Parent Adventure.
Jeremy Cowart returns to share about his new book What’s Your Mark?. Jeremy is the founder of Help-Portrait, “a community of photographers coming together across the world to use their photography skills to give back to their local community.” (More here)
Renae Adelsberger joins Thomas Willis to talk about her new Bible study Ruth: Replacing Superficial with Substance. Through this study Renae hopes to use “the romance between Ruth and Boaz to point young women to the steadfast love that God has for us.”
Leading off For Faith & Family Weekend, God’s grace is foundational to Christianity and yet we often fail to grasp its true impact. For a deeper look at the glory of grace listen to Thomas Willis’ conversation with Johnnie Moore. Next, Ben Trueblood talks summer camp opportunities and Amy Simpson shares her touching story about caring for her mother through mental illness. Despite society’s cries to the contrary, the need for a father is absolutely vital in a child’s life. Mark Merrill reiterates that truth in his conversation with Dwayne Hastings; that’s followed by Mike Glenn on science and Christianity. Poppy Smith answers the tough question, “Is it really possible to live life without regrets?”
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