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 things don’t go ‘my’ way…

Avi writes, "So my day’s not gone great. Things haven’t gone the way I wanted. In the natural I’m pretty discouraged, to say the least. But I have been reminded of this: There is nothing He doesn’t have access to, hasn’t seen or hasn’t planned in advance."

Influence of Violence in Media on Our Kids

Shelly writes, "We all know what it’s like to say no to our kids about many things that are "okay" in the world. No to Disney movies, no to most animated (horrible!) shows, no to wars, swords, guns, fights and the list goes on and on…"

The Love Book

Avi writes, "This one is a tried and tested tip that I just wish I remembered myself most of the time… The Love Book. Yes, it does involve getting in touch with (and communicating) your more sentimental side, but also yes – it does make a difference!"

He Created them Male and Female

Cookie writes, "In today’s world, we are suddenly being faced with the issue of “transgender” identity – girls trapped in a boy’s body and vice-versa. Yet, in order to believe whether or not this is a legitimate and real issue, we must first understand the spiritual connotations to this new dilemma."

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?