Family and Relationships

Sustainable Balance in Work and Life

May 4, 2010

Sustainable Balance in Work and Life

Jerry de Gier

Save the World and Still Be Home for Dinner by Will Marré proposes a lifestyle that considers sustainability of resources as well as of relationships.

A New World View

Spring 2010

A New Worldview

Michael McKinney

As Will Marré notes, sustainable relationships require a different outlook than the competitive worldview 

Family Violence

Winter 2010

Family Violence

Gina Stepp

What causes families to self-destruct, and how can the greater community help couples solve relationship problems and perhaps even prevent family violence?

Cupid's Disheartening Past

Winter 2010

Cupid’s Disheartening Past

Alice Abler

Despite his perpetually youthful appearance, Cupid is no neophyte. History shows that this veteran Valentine has been plying his trade since ancient times.

Self-Esteem and the Bible

Summer 2010

Self-Esteem and the Bible

Mark J. Hulme

Judeo-Christian writings have offered many of the same perspectives now recognized by researchers as beneficial to building self-esteem.

Book Review: Go Outside and Play

November 23, 2009

Go Outside and Play!

Kelly Hulme

How important is it for kids to spend a significant amount of time in unstructured outdoor play?

When is anger okay?

July 27, 2009

The Upside of Anger

Stephen Elliott

Used appropriately and then dismissed, anger is healthy. But if allowed to control us and have its way, it can also damage us and those around us.

Biblical parenting: Teach them diligently

Spring 2009

Teach Them Diligently

Edwin Stepp

Ideally, parents would be talking with one another about their values, instilling confidence that they will be mutually supportive as they pass them on to their children.