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.

Pray for single parents

Aaron writes, "This last week my wife joined her father for a trip to Russia to see some relatives, leaving me to look after our two sons by myself. I learned many lessons from this experience and some of them would be hard to put into words, but here are some basics."

Pray for the children of Israel

Aaron writes, "Purim is upon us and with it comes a lot of mixed emotions for me personally."

Raising kids that dare

Simcha writes, "I never thought I'd write about being a parent or having kids, but recently I've been really excited to have gained a clearer understanding of my kids and their destinies."

7 ways to pray with children

Wendy writes, "God created families. He intended the home to be a safe place for children to grow and mature, knowing that children learn the most from the people that they live with day in and day out."

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."