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02/13/2019

Social Justice or the Gospel?

Abortion, human trafficking, immigration, orphan crisis, poverty, racial prejudice … Daily, it seems, a new or heightened example of social injustice fills our news feed and leaves us echoing the words of Psalm 13, “How long, O Lord?” And while …

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02/06/2019

5 Ways to Build a Missional Marriage

If you’ve been married longer than a week, you know that a healthy marriage takes work. Specifically, if you want to build a missional marriage—that is, a marriage centered around the mission of taking the good news of the Gospel …

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01/30/2019

Why Ask Why: Decoding Your Child’s Perplexing Behavior

Often, caregivers get stuck in an endless cycle of correcting our children’s unwanted behavior … without experiencing any effective long-term change. Even if we manage to make them comply in the moment, the behavior is simply waiting to emerge again. …

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01/23/2019

How to Be a Healthy Parent This Year

By now, you know that parenting isn’t a sprint—it’s a marathon. And especially when we bring children into our home with extra or unique challenges and needs, it can feel like an ultra marathon. Dr. Karyn Purvis—now with the Lord—was …

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01/10/2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Orphan Care

This time each year, we pause to honor the life and leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. We’ll celebrate his extraordinary courage and reminisce about his famous March on Washington where 250,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to hear his …

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11/28/2018

Instant Family | Movie Review

Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures . Any time a new movie or TV show draws attention to adoption or foster care, we take notice. . Instant Family is in theaters now. Watch the trailer. Here are 5 things to know about …

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10/23/2018

Exciting Resources for Orphan Sunday

Orphan Sunday is coming—the day Christians around the globe will stand together for the orphan—and since you have a heart for fatherless and vulnerable children, you are invited and encouraged to get involved. Take a look.    November 11, 2018: One …

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10/01/2018

Why “The Least of These” Matter Most

Bible scholars have argued the identity of “the least of these” for decades. Is Matthew 25 referring to the world’s most destitute, or is it instructing believers to care for fellow Christians in need? Either way, both interpretations of “the least of these” have sufficient …

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09/26/2018

5 Ways to Involve Your Family in Caring for Orphans

Because children learn best by example, there is no better way to teach them about God’s heart for orphans than by caring–as a family–about fatherless children. Here are 5 ways we can lead our children by example. 1. Advocate Let’s …

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07/06/2018

We Have Exciting News for You!

Earlier this year we refreshed our logo. Today, we are excited to show you our all-new website, designed with YOU in mind. Our goal, quite simply, is that this website refresh will better connect you with the people we serve, …

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