We believe God has ordained three basic institutions – the Church, the family and the government – for the benefit of all humankind. The Church exists to minister to individuals and families by sharing the love of God and the message of repentance and salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ.
Caring for pastors and their families
Helping minister to churches
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||Check out great resources from Focus on the Family to help you strengthen marriages in your church, plus DVD-based small group studies and more.
Pornography is often in our top ten list of call topics to our counselling line. There was a time when we mostly heard from women had discovered their husbands were using pornography. Occasionally, we would hear from men who wanted to overcome their entrapment, but increasingly now we are hearing from parents who are finding their children not only exposed but in many cases already addicted as teenagers!
The older I get, the more I understand about loss simply because I have experienced it more. If I wrote this article when I was 20, I may have had a few valuable things to say, but I wouldn’t have really known what I was writing about.
We don’t entirely “get it.” We know that. But most of us would like to “get it.” Really, we would. Sometimes, we don’t stop to think of what it’s like to live in your shoes. We don’t always stop to recognize that, for you, it must feel like your work is never done. We must sometimes seem like a bottomless pit of needs to you.
Focus on Pastors is taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of the newer ministry couples who serve at Kerith Retreats. One of these couples is Marshall and Merrie Eizenga. Marshall and Merrie began their ministry as the new director couple at Kerith Creek in May and we wanted to give you an opportunity to get to know them a little better. They hope you will come out and meet them at a retreat soon!