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 Father’s Role – Chapter One

Cookie writes, "It’s, therefore, no wonder that children are being raised without the needed instruction or moral clarity of their fathers. The effects of this lopsided and non-existent parenting is being profoundly felt..."

Raising children in the fear of the Lord

Aaron writes, "If you’re like me, you never gave much thought to children until your first child was born, then all of a sudden issues related to children went from the bottom to the top of your list of priorities almost literally in the blink of an eye."

11 year-old Israeli says “Purim costumes – Not for me!”

Thomas writes, "A few days later, Elohim made me understand why my mum didn't let me dress up, so now - I don't even want to dress up. So I wrote a flier to give it to them so they could read the explanations."

Planning kids? How irresponsible of you

Adam writes, "So why did we bring eight children into the world? Because the value of bringing a human life into the world to me was greater than any cost I could list. And I’ve listed those costs."

Even kids’ movies can be harmful

"Today as a young mother, I am exposed to many of the new children’s videos that are out in the marketplace today. From a cursory viewpoint, they look very innocent and harmless, but if you really take a deeper..."

Getting children into a healthy sleep routine

Cookie writes, "As educators, we often hear complaints both by parents and children that their children are not getting enough sleep at night. Either they go to bed too late or are unable to fall asleep. This often results in children arriving school feeling tired, sometimes sick and also with diminished energy which impacts their academic performance."

Hugs, horses and happy memories for children of single mothers

Though children eagerly look forward to the long lazy days, working parents often struggle, trying to find ways to keep their children cared for and safe for the months when school is no longer in session. For single parents, this is an even greater challenge.

The “God who sees” provides a time of refreshing for single mothers

"Thankfully, through the outreach of CBN Israel these women are finding comfort and healing in a community of women they can relate with as well as receiving a helping hand in times of need."

Witnessing the mighty works of God while saving lives

Sandy writes, "At Be'ad Chaim's annual Board meeting recently, I reported the number of babies saved trough Operation Moses project since its humble beginning in 2006. As of today, we have saved over 2,000 lives."

Some thoughts on widows and orphans

Aaron writes, "These people are the “widows and orphans” of our day. Caring for them needs to be a priority for us, starting in our own congregations, but in our wider communities as well."