The explosion in divorce rates, along with the rise of stepfamilies, unrelated guardians, unmarried couples, gay parents, surrogate mothers, and grandparents serving as primary caretakers have left the American culture scratching its head over what this thing called family really is. There has never ..
Facing New Realities, Part 2: The Post-Walton Family
by John Ortberg
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"This whole thing happened because there was that underlying assumption that families are rugged and kids can, somehow, find their own way in this confusing world... they don't need moral values instilled in them... they don't need a spiritual foundation... because they're tough, they'll make it on ..
Facing the Family Challenge, Part 1: Fragile: Handle With Care
by Bill Hybels
Paula and her mom meet after what appears to have been a long separation. Her mother wants her to come home with her, but Paula indicates she wants to stay. We finally discover that Paula has joined some kind of cult. As Mom describes the life she wants Paula to come home to, we realize that a party-hearty ..
by Judson Poling
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Dan and Lisa have been married for a while and love is still in the air -- or so Lisa tells Paula over the phone. Lisa also talks of her anger and frustration with her dad's controlling and authoritative personality. When Dan comes home, Lisa's happy marriage slowly begins to unravel as she sees clearly ..
For Better Or Worse, Part 4
by Sharon Sherbondy
When we arrive at a relational intersection, we typically take the path that leads to self-righteousness, avoidance, mistrust and contempt. This is the path of common sense that leads to relational disaster. Gods plan, however, is for us to take the path less traveled. Walking the narrow path requires ..
Forging Strong Families, Part 5: When Families Break Down
A sobering look at the destructive effects of careless family communication. As a family eats their supper, Dad's sour, hostile attitude takes its toll on Mom and the kids. He's critical and complaining and no one escapes his attacks. When he picks on his teenage daughter for how she's starving herself, ..
by Donna Lagerquist
Peter and Lynnette are a middle-aged couple we meet in the park. They stop at a park bench after taking a walk. There is a strain between them. Lynette is ready to give up on their marriage and Peter is fighting to save it. When there is so much brokenness, how can it be repaired? Is it too late? No ..
In Sickness and In Health
by Ingrid De Sanctis
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Three generations of the Elsberg family are having their picture taken for the church directory. At different times during the sitting, the scene freezes and each person talks to the audience. Mavis is the matriarch. She has watched her son, John, grow up and become a successful businessman, though ..
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At 2:00 in the morning, Karen shows up in the hospital waiting room as her father is dying. Her older sister, Krista, has been keeping watch on him and she is not pleased to see her long-lost sister, Karen. It has been years since Karen left and she didn't leave on good terms. Now Karen is ready to ..