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.

When is an act of service not an act of service?

Avi writes, "Have you ever spent a whole bunch of time doing something that you thought was helping out, and then all you got at the end of it was a bunch of complaints? I’ve been there – and I’ve been left fuming…"

The testimony of two

Avi writes, "... our written or spoken expressions of love must be backed up by our actions. In fact, if our actions speak loud enough, we sometimes don’t even have to use words!"

Conditions on love?

Avi writes, "In my marriage, do I pour out the incredible, death-defying, generous, merciful, gracious, faithful, forgiving, unending covenantal love that was poured out on me?"

Going against the Flow

Guy writes, "How do we teach a generation of children to go against the flow? How do we as believers, raise them to be at peace with their apparently conflicting identities: both 'in the world' and also 'not of it?'"

The Best Way to Teach Children to Apologize

Richard L. Curwin, Director of Graduate program for teaching children with behavior disorders discusses three basic ways for children to understand hurting, whether it’s physical, emotional or relating to property.

Does Your Child Have Empathy?

Empathy is the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions. Why is that so important for your children to develop early on?

The Importance of Musical Education for Children

Lately, God has been constantly drawing my attention to the importance of musical education as a part of raising our children. The more I have...

The Secret to Being the Best Parent Possible

If someone were to ask most of us whether or not our parents loved us, most of us would answer with a resounding, “Yes,...

When He Is Old, He Will Not Depart From It

One of the most familiar scriptures to every parent is Proverbs 22:6 which says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Yet, knowing the verse doesn’t guarantee taking up the charge in a way which will truly yield the desired results.

The Importance of Reading to Your Child

Why is it so important to read to your children? For one thing, it’s a nice time of intimacy between you and your child in a very relaxed setting. It is optimum quality time. There are few memories that are cherished by your children, once they grow up, than those of having been read to at night.

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