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Family Fire: Stoking the Spirit's Flame at Home

Our greatest challenges are in our most basic relationships: our spouses, children, parents, siblings, in-laws. In these relationships more than anywhere else, we experience our most profound joys and our deepest sorrows. And here, more than anywhere, we need to love like Jesus, and move in the power of the Holy Spirit. Spouses seek to honor one another and encourage God’s ­­gifts in each other. Grandparents wonder how they can best serve their kids and grandkids. Blended families wrestle with the complexities of his, hers, ours, and the Ex’s. To help navigate these issues, ReFrame Media has cultivated Family Fire, a resource with a distinctly Reformed accent. This community of fellow strugglers together explores biblical themes relating to our most foundational relationships—the families out of which we live and serve every day.

Family Fire is a ministry from the CRC, and it’s a resource for you; to encourage you in your own relationships, and to equip you to help others. 

Here are some of the most recent posts at Family Fire. You can subscribe and receive Family Fire right in your inbox.

Claiming Our Spiritual Identity. By Kim Sullivan, 10/31/14. I am who God says that I am. Period.

Finding Spiritual Renewal in the 12 Steps. By Kathy Konrath, 10/30/14. The classic 12-Step program can also be a tool for spiritual renewal and freedom.

When I Don’t Know How to Pray. By Nadia Swearingen-Friesen, 10/26/14. Sometimes there are just no words. Only the Spirit understands the weight of our struggle.

Family Grieving: Navigating Loss Together. By Kim Sullivan, 10/22/14. When families grieve together it requires grace and compassion.

Keep the Joy in Blended Family Holiday Celebrations. By Deborah Mitchell, 10/17/14. Competing plans and traditions can cause anxiety. So how can you lower the stress? 

A Christian Parent’s Response to Authority. By Nadia Swearingen-Friesen, 10/16/14. How we as parents respond to authority models for our children how they too should act. They look to us for our example.

Making Memories: Seasonal Traditions. By Deb Koster, 10/11/14. Memories are made as invest in the lives of others. Adventures together make lasting impressions.

I’ll continue to post here on the Network a digest, each month, of recent Family Fire posts. However, I encourage you to explore at any time. And be sure to join our Facebook community (“Like” Family Fire!).

Also, be sure to visit and sign up for a special email series introducing you to ReFrame Media’s family of programs.

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