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Healthy Conflict In Marriage

Healthy Conflict in Marriage


Plan Length: 1 Week

It’s not a matter of if you and your spouse will disagree – it’s a matter of when. So how you handle conflict is important. Approach your differences with the right perspective, and not only will you resolve problems more easily, you’ll do it with greater love and grace. It’ll take some guidance from God’s Word and a little hard work, but disputes can become opportunities to build connection and intimacy, rather than tear them down. Copyright (c) Jim Daly, Focus on the Family.

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Marriage: A Lifelong Journey

Marriage: A Lifelong Journey


Plan Length: 1 Week

When we speak of marriage, words like “commitment” and “hard work” don’t exactly ring with fairy tale-like charm. After all, love should be easy, right? Well, the truth is relationships that stand the test of time take a little effort. But “work” doesn’t have to equate to “drudgery.” In fact, it’s the little things couples do for each other every day that God uses to enrich a marriage. As one writer put it: “Marriage is a journey, not a destination – its treasures are found, not just at the end, but all along the way.” Copyright (c) Jim Daly, Focus on the Family.

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Planting Lifelong Skills

Planting Lifelong Skills in Your Kids


Plan Length: 1 Week

Each generation of parents faces new and daunting challenges. But underneath it all, the fundamental needs of children have never changed. They need loving instruction that will one day enable them to manage their own lives and chart a course that will honor God and bless others. Because, someday, they’ll have to do more than just tie their own shoes. They’ll need the ability to maintain healthy relationships and to handle the responsibilities of the adult world all on their own. Copyright (c) Jim Daly, Focus on the Family.

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Parenting With Wisdom

Parenting with Wisdom


Plan Length: 1 Week

Parenting isn’t all nuts and bolts. Children thrive when there’s an atmosphere of God’s love and grace in the home. It’s that sense of belonging a child feels in knowing who they are is more important than what they do. And you don’t communicate that in a single moment through a lecture. It’s instilled into a child’s heart subtly over time by a mom and dad who undergird biblical values and expectations with the nurture and support of relationship. Copyright (c) Jim Daly, Focus on the Family.

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Truth Pursuers: Rock Solid Faith

Truth Pursuers: Rock Solid Faith


Plan Length: 5 Days

"When crews build a skyscraper, they dig down before they build up. Only structures anchored on solid bedrock are secure enough to withstand dynamic forces of nature and remain strong. Building your spiritual life is similar to constructing a skyscraper. In Matthew 7:24-25, Jesus said people who hear His words and put them into practice are like a wise man who builds his house on the rock. Unless we have a foundation anchored on Jesus Christ, the Solid Rock, we’re likely to fall apart when life challenges us with unexpected events and everyday pressures. Copyright (c) Candy Arrington, Focus on the Family."

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Talking With God in Prayer

Talking With God in Prayer


Plan Length: 4 Days

Family life can be busy, and we may not always take the time to pray—let alone remember to help our children develop the habit of including God in their day. In this plan, your family will see how much God wants to hear from us and how prayer strengthens our relationship with Him and one another. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

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Freedom in Christ

Freedom in Christ


Plan Length: 4 Days

In each of the four days of this plan, you and your children will explore God’s gift of freedom. You’ll learn that we’re not only saved from death, fear, and sin, but also that we’re saved for love. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

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