Family

Experience Bethlehem in Coral Springs

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11) An interactive recreation of Bethlehem, the renowned city of David and the birthplace of Jesus, can once again be experienced in Coral Springs. Sponsored by First Church of Coral Springs, Bethlehem Revisited will... -Read More


What’s On Your Family’s Wish List

What does your family Christmas wish list look like? I’m sure if your family is anything like mine, your wish list will have little to do with toys and a lot to do with technology. Whether it’s the new iPhone 6s, iPods, iPads or iTunes, the massive takeover of technological devices and gadgets is... -Read More


How to Parent Foolishly

Twenty-one years old, I sat holding my six-day-old baby. I realized that, quite frankly, I had made a mess of my life up to now. The only thing I had gotten right so far was convincing this wonderful man next to me that I was a catch worth keeping, and somehow got him to... -Read More


What Should We Tell Our Children About Santa

Christmas brings with it a number of ethical questions: how should Christians engage in what certainly can be a holiday of excess, pride, selfishness and greed? How can we make sure our children realize the far greater importance of Easter and the resurrection when culture has made Christmas so much more important? These are... -Read More


Churches Pitch In to Build SafePlace Playground for Kids in Crisis

When abused, abandoned or neglected children must be removed from their homes, 4KIDS of South Florida welcomes them to SafePlace, a temporary shelter where they are lovingly cared for while arrangements are made for appropriate placement in foster homes. Because this is an often scary and confusing time for children, SafePlace desires to provide... -Read More


Mending a Broken Family with Some Spiritual Superglue

As a kid growing up in the 70’s, family sitcoms gave wonderful and idealistic family values — two-parent families with lots of love, laughter and light-hearted humor such as “The Brady Bunch” and “Happy Days.” Family dramas included biblical and moral values such as “Little House on the Prairie” and “The Waltons.” But, perhaps... -Read More


Nick Vujicic Will Visit Florida Schools to Stand Against Bullying

Nick Vujicic, the Australian-born YouTube sensation and worldwide speaker who has shared his amazing life story to full-capacity crowds in venues across 54 countries, will visit six Florida schools November 3 – 6 to speak out against bullying. His powerful message will also be simulcast online and viewed live in school assemblies throughout the... -Read More


Home Education is a Growing Trend

  As back to school sales mark the approach of another school year, a growing number of both secular and religious Floridians is choosing to educate their children at home. From 2003 to 2012 the percentage of children who are being home schooled has gradually increased from 2.2 percent to about 3.4 percent. Home... -Read More


Creating a Family Mission Statement

  Time passes quickly. Goodbye to the hazy, lazy days of summer. Hello to getting ready for school and college. Checking items off our “to get” list and merely thinking about schedules and routines make our heads swim. A new school year calls for recommitment and is the perfect time to create a Family... -Read More


Preparing For The Unknown And Seeking Peace

My youngest daughter is beginning Kindergarten this year. She is excited, but a little nervous, as she prepares for this new grand adventure, filled with growing responsibilities and a charge to be a big girl. We can sense and clearly see that she is both filled with a sense of boldness, new kitty cat... -Read More