Articles on Ministry-type:family

Finding God’s Love in the Early Morning

As the mother of small children, I nursed a familiar feeling of dread each morning. I found time early in the morning to be alone with God. Somehow, my discipline became an exercise in making myself worthy of entering God’s presence. One day, God interrupted my efforts.

Helping My Brother Through the Door

Judith prayed for 21 years for her brother Terry and fasted 1 meal each week for 17 years. How did God answer her prayers? Terry chose to follow Jesus and his life has changed. Judith’s “new” brother is one of the greatest answers to prayer in her life.

Dear Dad, You Have Grandchildren Now

A Cru staff member’s letter to his deceased father, lamenting the loss and considering the influence on his own parenthood.

Tips for When Mother’s Day Hurts

When your son or daughter struggles with addiction, mental illness, self-injury, an eating disorder, suicidal thoughts, same-sex attraction, is incarcerated or has other issues, this day is going to be difficult for you.

How My Grandparents Taught Me to Love by Faith

Who has inspired you to love by faith? How has it changed your life? I learned three key things from my grandparents who were able to love by faith wherever they lived.

How to Love Your Neighbor and Your Neighborhood

Whether you love where you live or you’re desperate to escape, Pastor Rich Perez asks three questions that will help you make a difference wherever God has placed you.

How To Transform a Nation One Family at a Time

A couple and their daughter step into an unknown arena to reach out to other families, and together they create a legacy of strong families spreading throughout their city.

Burnout Saved My Life

A workaholics dramatic collapse lead to a fresh approach to life and ministry.

There is Hope for Your Blended Marriage

Walt and Ann Bealke have been married for a long time, just not to each other. They are now 5 years into their marriage (the third for each of them), and are seeing God redeem their pasts and build a Gospel-centered marriage.

Are You Generous With Your Expertise?

The experts in Christian camping freely give ministry away to those with like-minded vision.

Ask Mom: More Than a Decade of Cookies, Listening and Advice

Cathy Thompson and her team of moms have doled out a decade of cookies and biblical advice, but what does the future hold for this creative ministry strategy?

I Thought I Knew How To Forgive

The time I spent with my father throughout my childhood is mostly an angry blur of yelling and crying.

Risky Faith: Taking the Gospel to Your Family

Pastor Matt DeCola talks about the risks and challenges involved in sharing Christ with your family, and offers 7 helpful principles in moving toward family members with the gospel.

How Your Kids Can See the World Like a Missionary

We’ve compiled six ways to inspire your children to learn and care about the peoples of the world.

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