Articles on Family

Our family loves books, so it’s not a surprise that every holiday the children receive a book in their Christmas stocking, birthday stash, or Easter baskets. It can be difficult to wade through the many children’s books available, and I’m... Continue...

Nathan Velasquez remembers it like it was yesterday. His dad, using the Lord’s words in Revelation 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock,” re-enacted the scene to share the gospel. He went to their front door, knocked, opened... Continue...

One of my favorite movies as a kid was It Takes Two. Mary Kate Olsen plays a tough and lively foster kid who lives in a group home. One day she fatefully meets her lookalike—Ashley Olsen—and they play cupid with... Continue...

When your first child is born, you wish the hospital sent you home with an instruction book. The same is true when you begin the journey of helping your aging parents. There are many books written about aging, but none... Continue...

The BBC recently posted a story about an innovative program in Zimbabwe that is proving remarkably effective at alleviating depression and reducing the suicide rate. Take moment, open a new tab, and read the story. No, really, read the story.... Continue...

It was 2001, and our friends and family probably thought we were crazy. We were newlyweds, only 16 months into our marriage, and we bought a house—with my parents. We installed a kitchen downstairs and were fully autonomous, but I... Continue...

Our oldest son came to our family through adoption and, as a gift we don’t take for granted, enjoys a strong and affectionate relationship with his birth mother. To the best of his 7-year-old capacity, he understands that she made... Continue...

My father doesn’t rest easily. As an engineer and a devoted multitasker, he always has too many tabs open while working on two different screens, looking at excel spreadsheets, email, and news at the same time. Even in his free... Continue...

My son has autism—the type that sometimes makes me want to show up to church at the very last minute and leave right after the sermon ends. He makes loud noises with his nose and mouth, pulls on me, and... Continue...

My husband and I are blessed to be a part of a church plant in Texas. We came from a church with many missions-minded ministries, one of which included the special needs ministry that my son was able to be involved... Continue...