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Inside Out – Are you a Parenting-centered couple, or a Couple-centered couple? – 09/06/23



Parents can be tempted to make the children the family’s highest priority. But giving our children the best of our time and attention is not actually what’s best for them, according to Dr. Greg Smalley.   Smalley is an author and speaker who serves as vice president of Marriage at Focus on the Family. He … Continue reading Inside Out – Are you a Parenting-centered couple, or a Couple-centered couple? – 09/06/23


Inside Out – Finding Unity, We are Agents of Grace – 08/23/23



Bridging divides — and loving as Jesus loved — amid this era of conflict, in the church and in the culture: “Strive actively for peace” Conflict over presidential politics and pandemic precautions revealed the substantial divisions between Christians that we live with today. “The divisions that we’re seeing in the American church—the conversations—are not different … Continue reading Inside Out – Finding Unity, We are Agents of Grace – 08/23/23


Inside Out – How to Find a Congregation – 08/09/23



Inside Out: The Search for a Church that Feels Like Home We’re called to be part of a church, but looking for one is difficult. Writer and speaker Michelle Morin talks about why it’s hard, what to keep in mind, and why it matters that we’re part of one.  Searching for a congregation is difficult … Continue reading Inside Out – How to Find a Congregation – 08/09/23


Inside Out – Teaching Children the Names of Jesus – 07/26/23



“Teaching the Names of Jesus” It’s helpful to use simple terms when we teach children about God. It also can be clarifying for adults, says pastor and author Jimmy Dodd.   “It’s really important to be able to just explain theology on a really, really basic level,” he says.   Jimmy Dodd and Sally Dodd … Continue reading Inside Out – Teaching Children the Names of Jesus – 07/26/23


Inside Out – Glenn Daman – Encouragement for Rural Churches – 06/14/23



Rural Churches Face Post-Pandemic Challenges … with Resilience and an Encouraged Theology Although resilient, small rural churches are contending with fallout from the pandemic.  “There were some differing opinions and strongly held, so I think that we need to reconnect and move beyond that,” says author, pastor, and professor Glenn Daman. His 2018 book focusing … Continue reading Inside Out – Glenn Daman – Encouragement for Rural Churches – 06/14/23


Inside Out – Toxic Screens – Melanie Hempe – 05/31/23



Your Child’s Addiction to Toxic Screens  Research supports what many parents already know: toxic screens are hurting their children’s mental health. Melanie Hempe, a retired RN and founder of the not-for-profit ScreenStrong, works with families to eliminate childhood screen dependency. Video games, social media, and pornography are the most problematic. “They structurally will change the brain … Continue reading Inside Out – Toxic Screens – Melanie Hempe – 05/31/23


Inside Out – Feeding the Spiritually Hungry – 05/17/23



Over 70 percent of Americans say they would like to grow spiritually, according to the Barna research group. That includes Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z.  “When over seven in ten people say they want to grow spiritually, they are not necessarily saying, ‘Hey, I want to meet Jesus,’ ‘Hey I want to become … Continue reading Inside Out – Feeding the Spiritually Hungry – 05/17/23


Inside Out – Teaching Children about Marriage – 05/03/23



Marriage is a signpost pointing to God’s unconditional love. Marriage is so much more than compatible people with romantic feelings for each other, and we want children to know this. “Marriage is based on a promise. And it’s based on a promise because it’s trying to be a mirror to the love God has shown … Continue reading Inside Out – Teaching Children about Marriage – 05/03/23


Inside Out – Girls & Social Media – 04/19/23



Girls and Social Media  With more girls than ever reporting that they feel sad or hopeless, The Gospel Coalition’s Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra talks with Martha Manikas-Foster about social media’s impact on girls. They also talk about the precautions adults might put in place before approaching social media as a mission field.   More girls than … Continue reading Inside Out – Girls & Social Media – 04/19/23


Inside Out – Avoiding Scams – 04/05/23



Scams come at us from every direction—postal mail, email, text, and telephone—and they’re getting harder to identify.   “It all comes down to you never know who you’re talking to on the other end of the phone or other end of the computer,” says New York State Trooper Officer Mark O’Donnell.   By knowing the characteristics of … Continue reading Inside Out – Avoiding Scams – 04/05/23