Step by Step

Building healthy relationships in a world with few role models

Landon and Rissa1 giggled as they described to us how they met and began dating. Rissa blushed as she gazed at Landon admiringly and slipped her hand into his as they reached the climax of their story—the proposal. Landon described his pounding heart as he bent on one knee, asking Rissa to be his bride. “And I said ‘Yes’!” Rissa burst in, eyes misting at the memory.



Making the Sabbath a Delight

Help your kids really believe that “Sabbath is a happy day.”

For many children, Sabbath is a day of don’ts: don’t ride your bicycle, don’t watch TV, don’t go swimming, etc. These rules are often misinterpreted as “don’t have fun.” And for so many children, that sounds like a really boring Sabbath!

We should know better. Do we really think God intends for His special day to be boring?

In Isaiah 58:13 the Sabbath is called “a delight.” Is the Sabbath really a delight for you and your children? It may be that keeping the Sabbath holy means simply going to church faithfully and abstaining from work and personal pleasures. But what about looking at the Sabbath day as a day to delight in the Lord?

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