President’s Picks: Grow your faith in uncertain times
Families are continuing to find new ways to pass the time together at home, and we want to offer you some ideas that will not only bring your family closer but also help you on your faith journey.
We’ve assembled a resource guide for you, bringing together biblically sound content and guidance from trusted experts. It includes stories, games and audio adventures for kids, as well as devotions for teens and adults. Here are just a few of my top picks from the guide.
For married couples: Reconnected by Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley
Over time, the busyness of life creeps in and even the most committed couples can feel like they’re living parallel lives rather than enjoying life together. Their once happily-ever-after can turn into an endless grind of work, chores, errands and carpool. And the pull of social media becomes more compelling than engaging with one’s spouse. In their book, Reconnected, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley offer practical ways to rekindle the passionate, intimate, heart-to-heart spark of connection between husbands and wives.
For parents: Launch into the Teen Years
Launch into the Teen Years is a dynamic video-based program created by Focus on the Family to get you and your preteen talking about how to make great decisions and soar with confidence through these crucial years. Topics include identity, relationships, bullying, body image and sexuality, among others. Presented in six engaging video sessions, viewers follow the experiences of eight preteens at a camp as they’re taken through various activities and challenges that follow each session topic.
For a gift: Our Newlywed Kitchen
Imagine giving that special couple a gorgeous keepsake book, one that includes timeless wisdom for the heart of their home – the kitchen – with space to insert recipes, prayers, Scripture and memories. Our Newlywed Kitchen offers a unique wedding gift for young couples. Wedding season is coming up and this year, lots of couples will be in close quarters, unable to go out to eat. This is a perfect gift to help them start their own new traditions, right in their kitchen at home, and to cultivate the value of gathering friends and family to their table in the years to come.
There’s something mysterious going on in everyone’s favourite town of Odyssey. No mystery is too big or too scary for Emily Jones and Matthew Parker. The Jones and Parker Detective Agency is on the case, but who knows what’s in store for these young detectives? Find out by following their exploits in this collection of a dozen intriguing audio mysteries.
You can learn more about these resources, along with many others, in our resource guide. I invite you to check it out and discover new ways to build your faith and strengthen your family as you spend time together at home.
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