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Intergenerational & Family Ministries

We offer resources, training, and support for ministries with families of all configurations.

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January 22, 2015

2015 Family Study for Lent

By MaryJane Pierce Norton

The church season of Lent is a good time to begin the practice of weekly family devotions. Each week during […]

Article
Worship with Children
January 21, 2015

Coins for Lent

By Maryjane Pierce Norton

Lent is a good time to focus on giving to others. Coins for Lent enables families and individuals to consider […]

Article
Worship with Children
January 23, 2015

National Marriage Week USA—February 7-14, 2015

By Jane P. Ives

National Marriage Week USA has announced an initiative for the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, calling for  […]

Article
January 27, 2015

Helping Stepfamilies Thrive

To address some of the unique concerns and needs of stepfamilies, the church may need to take a look at […]

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Parenting
January 26, 2015

Dealing with Depression

By Jane P. Ives

We sometimes find ourselves or those we love struggling with depression. The book, "When Someone You Love is Depressed: How […]

Book Review
Marriage-Crisis and Transition
January 26, 2015

Resources for Couples Preparing for Marriage

Many churches provide counseling for couples preparing to marry. Some offer classes. Others offer resources that can help them be […]

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Marriage Preparation
February 23, 2015

United Methodist Marriage and Family Ministries: Not Just for Couples

By Jane P. Ives

Effective marriage and family ministries help make disciples for the transformation of the world by supporting personal spiritual growth within […]

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Family Ministries -- General Resources
February 17, 2015

Marriage and Family Ministries Upcoming Events and Training Opportunities

Marriage and Family Ministries-related events.

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Family Ministries -- General Resources
February 17, 2015

Creating and Nurturing an Intergenerational Ministry

What is Intergenerational Ministry? What does it look like in your context? How do you create and/or nurture […]

Webinar
Intergenerational and Family Faith Formation
December 3, 2014

“When the Storms of Life are Raging…”

By Jane P. Ives

How can the church train disciples of Jesus Christ to respond helpfully to those who suffer?

Article
Marriage
December 1, 2014

Marriage Education and Enrichment Reading List for Couples

This annotated list of books includes some classics, as well as newer works based on more recent research and program […]

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Marriage
December 1, 2014

Review of Love to Stay: Sex, Grace, and Commitment

Marriage “has its ups and downs, its ebb and flow, and it requires perseverance, hard work and from time […]

Book Review
Marriage
December 1, 2014

Review of “Desperate Marriages: Moving Toward Hope and Healing in Your Relationship”

Although the title seems directed at those in serious trouble, this book’s insights and suggestions could enhance any […]

Book Review
Marriage-Crisis and Transition
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