The Pastor as Marriage Fixer

by Blaine B. Rader
They met in college. After their first date, Marc announced to his roommates that he had found the woman he would marry. Chris felt good with Marc. He lifted her spirits. In two… read more

Blending Families

by Dick Dunn
When John and Susan decided to marry, neither of them thought that children from their previous marriages would interfere with their new marriage in any way. Susan's son was… read more

Answering Children's Questions about Science and Faith

by Barbara Pursey
Children and youth in our churches ask searching questions, as they try to relate what they hear in Sunday School and worship with what they encounter in school and society… read more

At Death's Door: Threshholds of Change

by Joretta L. Marshall
A mother decides when to remove life support from a 25-year-old son who withdrew from the family to live a life of chaos and addiction. A 45-year-old daughter sees in the uncle… read more

The Empty Crib: Mourning A Miscarriage

by William B. Brunson
Picture these family snapshots. Parents hugging the son who has just helped his junior high team win their game; a high school couple just leaving home for the prom; a petite … read more

Family Systems: Insights for Congregational Care

by Peggy Way
Various forms of kinship families make up our congregations. Sometimes we forget the great variety of forms, not only of the families living amongst us but also those presented in … read more
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