Resources for Specific Family Situations



Finding a Mate

Building a Strong Marriage

Considering Children

Preparing for Baby

Intentional Parenting

Introducing Child to Christ

Child's Education

Preparing for Adolescence

Launching Young Adults

Empty Nest

Influencing Grandchildren

Special Needs

Single Parents

Blended Families

Difficult Teen

Difficult Marriage

Exploring Adoption

Unplanned Pregnancy

Facing Infertility

Unbelieving Spouse

Family Finances


Aging Loved Ones


Living Together

Recipe Cards

Kids: Creating Impression Points

Kids: Memory Minute

Kids: Narnia Discussion

Kids: Time Wise

Marriage: Annual Plan Date Recipe

Marriage: Love and Respect

Marriage: Love Journal

Marriage: Masterpiece

Marriage: Mini-Dreams

Marriage: New Marriage Connections

Special: Blessing Note

Special: Celebrations

Parents of Teens: Contact

Parents of Teens: Truman Show

Parents of Teens: Dead Poet Society

Parents of Teens: Lord of the Flies

Parents of Teens: Open Dialogue

Meals@Home Campaign

Studies reveal that the single most decisive factor among kids who do well in school and avoid risky behaviors is eating meals with the family. As author Miriam Weinstein explains, “Sitting down to a meal together draws a line around us for a brief time and strengthens family bonds by shutting out the rest of the world as a powerful ritual against the many forces pulling us apart.” Family meals give us...

  • A place to belong: Healthy children receive their sense of identity from church and home. At church, the communion table is the central activity uniting believers in Christ. At home, mealtime is the central event reminding each person that he or she has a place in a specific family. Both rituals yank us out of solitude and isolation and reconnect us to those with whom we have an intimate, God ordained bond.
  • A moment of sanity: Gathering from the alienation of separate activities provides a much needed moment of sanity because every time we eat together we corporately acknowledge our dependence upon the provider of all life-sustaining gifts. Hunger pangs draw us together and to God.
  • A rhythm for health: Studies show that when families eat together they are more likely to eat balanced meals. We become vulnerable to destructive patterns when we disconnect ourselves from God-ordained rhythms. Eating alone or on-the-fly increases the likelihood of overindulgence and junk food. Conversation during family meals, by contrast, helps us plan and pace our eating while creating a regular occasion for connection.






Creek CIA

Are you looking for a way to disciple your children? Complete a Creek CIA mission with your family each week to intentionally address biblical topics at home.



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