Family & Children

Blog articles written by Israeli believers, and sometimes guest contributors from other countries, related to family life including marriage, relationships, children, and similar topics.

A message for Father’s Day

Aaron writes, "God is described as a Father throughout the Bible, and being the father of two sons has given me a great deal of insight and perspective on the phenomenon of Fatherhood as well as an appreciation for how God views us, His children."

Fighting for our children in Israel

Moti writes, "Both the Messianic community and our parents have an important role in designing the world’s perception of the child. There’s a culture war taking place. Messianic Israelis often feel trapped between the religious and secular systems."

Israeli media focusing on abortion

Sandy writes, "Several feminist Knesset members have recently submitted a proposal to cancel the Committees. As a result, abortion has become an increasingly more popular topic in the media."

No anger spoken here

Cookie writes, "Bad habits seem to pass from generation to generation, and lack of patience and a calm spirit is right up there on the top of the list. How do we as parents and educators correct our children?"

The lie that is the foundation of all lies

Eric writes, "In these few words, we are introduced to the destructive power of words, the foundation for every murder that has ever been committed, and the reasoning behind the justification for all genocide, including the largely unrecognized genocide, known as abortion."

Taking a life has become socially acceptable

Sandy writes, "In order to obtain a government funded abortion in Israel, women must meet certain criteria. Yet, over 98% of those who apply for abortions are accepted."

What being a father has taught me about God (Part 2)

Aaron writes, "I realized that I was making the same mistakes with my sons that my father had made with me, and I had to stop and think and pray about it. What I believe God was teaching me through these experiences was this."

‘Pagan’ Customs and Holidays

"When sharing with others, we often have to make difficult decisions. One example that comes to mind this time of year is Christmas. Every year, we get tons of email asking about Christmas. People want to know if it is okay to celebrate this holiday with their families. After all, Christmas isn’t in the Bible."

Are you truly grateful?

K.J. writes, "How much are we like this? We think we need/want/must have something that is not so good, all the while missing the blessing that is right in front of us. When we remember to bless the LORD for what we have, our focus immediately shifts from wanting and coveting to blessing and thankfulness."

Inclusion: Awareness of challenges must precede change

"I randomly came across the fact that yesterday Dec. 3, was International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Who knew there was such a day? I did not."