• In praise of homemaking and motherhood, the most noble profession

    All jobs, professions and callings are noble and vital if it is God who is behind it. If the Lord calls you to be a Prime Minister or a street sweeper, both careers are of great value if you do it faithfully as unto the Lord. In all we do, we should seek to glorify […]

  • Social research shows why women and children especially suffer without a strong union

    Many decades of social science research have conclusively demonstrated that heterosexual marriage is an invaluable social good, with benefits for adults, children and society at large. As a well-documented 2004 booklet I was involved in producing puts it: We believe good social science, despite its inherent limitations, is a better guide to social policy than […]

  • In today’s age, should you smack your children?

    A fascinating article in The Age newspaper recently reported that National Children’s Commissioner Anne Hollonds has called for smacking to be made illegal. The article quoted new research that shows: Children who are smacked are likelier to use violence against their families. Adults have modelled this, so adolescents think it’s okay to use violence to […]

  • Rebellious pastor’s kids: Church leaders really do need our prayers

    Most Christians at least should know what my title refers to. PKs (Pastor’s Kids) and MKs (Missionary Kids) can be a special breed, given the high profile nature of their parents. When you have parents who are routinely in the spotlight as they serve the Lord in various ways, life can be interesting. Among other […]

  • Mothers in Tough Times: Celebrating The Unique Qualities of our Moms

    Mother’s Day is when, amid flowers, cards and perhaps a meal out, we remember happy memories of our mothers. It’s a day rich in sentiment, yet there’s more to mothers than the cosiness of this celebration allows for. You see, thinking about something to say this year on Mother’s Day, I found myself struggling as […]

  • Kirk Cameron, Candace Cameron Bure Share How to Instill Biblical Values in Children in New Video

    Kirk Cameron and Candace Cameron Bure, both high profile Christian actors, have released a new video to discuss how to keep Christian values in their children despite today’s culture. The actors, along with their two sisters, Bridgette and Melissa Cameron, teamed up to help Christian parents navigate an increasingly secular world. Titles Raising Kids in […]

  • The best parenting advice? “Live for Jesus, that’s what matters most”

    “Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up”—Deuteronomy 6:7 (NIV). No one ever told me that being a mother could be heartbreaking. Neither did anyone ever tell me that it could also be one […]

  • 1 in 17 British women end up in hospital following abortion complications: report

    Freedom of Information data from 85 NHS Trusts in Britain has revealed that 1 in 17 women are forced to go to hospital with serious complications following a medically induced abortion. According to Christian Concern, the data uncovers over 10,000 cases of post-abortive women needing treatment for retained products of conception (RPOC) since the government’s […]

  • The 4 things I needed to tell my mom

    Dear Mom, I just need you to know how much I really love you. Our relationship is far from perfect and we’ve had our share of ups and down but you’ve always been there for me (sometimes in your totally overprotective way) but none the less you have shaped me, loved me and nurtured me for […]

  • A Father to All of Us

    “And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty”—2 Corinthians 6:18 (NASB). Trying to find a sympathy card for a friend who’d recently lost her father, I noticed the display of Father’s Day cards nearby. My heart ached. My friend would no longer […]