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Marriage & 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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Family Ministries -- General Resources
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
September 3, 2014

Marriage and Family Ministries Upcoming Events and Training Opportunities

(Updated July 31, 2014)  Many opportunities exist for attending seminars where couples can strengthen their relationship. Jane Ives provides a […]

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Family Ministries -- General Resources
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
December 1, 2014

Review of “Unbreakable: Forging a Marriage of Contentment and Delight”

Charles Causey and Tony Miltenberger have created a clear interactive guide for couples or groups of couples who want to […]

Book Review
Marriage Preparation
September 3, 2014

Communicating for Connection: Model and Teach

By Jane P. Ives

The ability to understand and be understood depends on clear communication. This is particularly true as we nurture relationships with […]

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Family Ministries -- General Resources
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