Family 2018-07-20T13:39:36+00:00

About this session

This session focuses on two areas in which the integration of faith is applied “on-mission” for God within the family domain. Those areas are discipleship within the home (both in children and in adults) and to impact in surrounding community (in Christian witness and in service to others). The main point of this session is that family life is to be lived on Gospel mission both within the nuclear family and among those the family touches.

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Recommended Resources

The following recommended resources are meant to get you started in each of the seven subdomains of Faith & Family: Challenges and Opportunities of Deployment, Relocations, Discipling Within the Family, Family as a Force Multiplier, Financial Stewardship, The Military Spouse, and Military Kids: Third Culture Kids. We’ve also included additional resources at the bottom of this page.

Challenges and Opportunities of Deployment

Helping military families deal with the stress of transitions due to deployments.

Relocations

Helping military families deal with the stress of transitions due to new assignments and PCS moves.

When PCSing, build a RAFT for teens

When PCSing, the most common strategies teens use with one another involve simple avoidance, picking a fight to create distance so it’s easier to leave, disconnecting through moodiness or hyperactivity, or adopting the “It’s all cool” act. This is why we need to build a RAFT.

Discipling Within the Family

We are charged with leading our family as Christ leads the church.

The Profound Power of Parental Blessing

There are certain moments in a lifetime you never forget. For me, the memories of formally giving a father’s blessing to my children in person continues to give me joy as I recall each event.

Family as a Force Multiplier

A family growing and living through faith in Christ bears fruit for Christ—often more than we can on our own.

  • Photo by Lcpl Jacob Barber, USMC

Families should develop a support system

Take time to examine your own support system, or if you do not have one, get started now. The health of a marriage can often hinge upon the strength of the support system that has been established.

Financial Stewardship

Importance of and practical steps to managing financial resources.

A Vision For Personal Finance

What does the Bible say when it comes to integrating stewardship into a personal financial plan? That’s the crux of this six-part series on personal finances. The advice and insight in these articles alone should not be used to make personal financial and investment decisions. Always consult a financial advisor or accounting professional before making any decisions with regards to your personal finances and investments.

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Wealth: Friend or Foe?

God gives us the power to become rich, but it may be in terms of our riches in eternity with Christ Jesus and not in our human, earthly terms. What is important is what drives us.

The Military Spouse

Helping the military spouse understand his/her environment, role, and significance within a military lifestyle.

Speak my language

Marriage is hard enough for the everyday civilian. But add in the unique challenges of deployments, frequent moves, and high-pressure situations, and it’s no wonder military marriages are under stress.

Double Duty

An excerpt from Hope for the Home Front: Winning the Emotional and Spiritual Battles of a Military Wife by Marshéle Carter Waddell.

Military Kids: Third Culture Kids

Supporting children as they encounter the unique challenges of being in a military family.

When PCSing, build a RAFT for teens

When PCSing, the most common strategies teens use with one another involve simple avoidance, picking a fight to create distance so it’s easier to leave, disconnecting through moodiness or hyperactivity, or adopting the “It’s all cool” act. This is why we need to build a RAFT.

The Profound Power of Parental Blessing

There are certain moments in a lifetime you never forget. For me, the memories of formally giving a father’s blessing to my children in person continues to give me joy as I recall each event.

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