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January—February 2014

With the advancement of technology and social media, the family unit is disconnecting and fragmenting. You can build or restore family closeness with five keys that can open rewarding doors to a happier family.

Five Keys to a Happy Family

With the advancement of technology and social media, the family unit is disconnecting and fragmenting. You can build or restore family closeness with five keys that can open rewarding doors to a happier family.

What's the Purpose of Family?

What is God's purpose for families? It's spelled out in the Bible, but most overlook it.

The Ultimate Purpose of the Family

Do you know the ultimate purpose for the family? When you know that purpose, it can transform your family's relationships!

Why Are Young Christians Divorcing?

Just a few short years ago she was dressed in a long white dress and he in a tuxedo, confetti was flying, and everyone was cheering and celebrating the wedding. Now they're living separately and may even divorce. No one thought this could happen - least of all them.

Love Is Something That We Do

Several years ago country singer and songwriter Clint Black recorded an insightful song that he titled "Something That We Do." The lyrics apparently stem from his own experience of staying married to his wife for more than 30 years now.

Will You Wait for Each Other?

Why do some marriages last while others don't? I've learned some important lessons in my own journey of 40 years.

Our Wounded Children: Who Will Make It Right?

Many children today are in constant danger due to neglect, warfare, disease and starvation. So many have little regard for the most vulnerable among us. But there is hope for the future in the sure promises of God.

Prepare Your Child to Follow Christ

As a Christian parent, what can you do to encourage your children to follow Jesus Christ?

Why the Massive Decline in America's Prestige?

Is America still "the land of the free and the home of the brave"? For a long time the United States was the envy of the world—even its enemies paying it grudging respect. This divinely blessed nation used to be the standard by which all other countries were compared. What happened to cause the nation's disturbing fall from such soaring heights?

What's Behind America's Growing Dependency Society?

Has America become a nation dependent on government handouts? The evidence increasingly points that way.

Dependence, Independence and Helping Those in Need

Jesus Christ said in Matthew 26:11, "The poor you have with you always." Does this mean we ignore those less well off, or that we acknowledge the poor and do what we can to alleviate their suffering?

Follow Me... Beyond Our Personal Patmos

The apostle John was in exile on the island of Patmos when he received the vision he recorded as the book of Revelation. His glimpses of heaven reveal an important key for dealing with the problems we face on earth.

How Is God's Work Supported?

Jesus Christ told His followers to proclaim the gospel throughout the world, teach those whom God would call and care for His people. How did He expect that work to be funded?

God Is Calling - Will You Answer?

God is calling you to a special relationship with Him like no other. Answering that call will change your life, enriching it in the present and leading you into eternity!

Mini-Bible Study: Crucial Lessons From Knowing God as Our Creator

The entire universe stands as witness to the awesome mind behind its existence. It was clearly created by a Creator, and that Creator labels any who would deny this as a fool (Romans 1:20; Psalm 14:1; Psalm 53:1).

Valentine's Day: What's Wrong With Showing Love?

Valentine's Day has long been hugely popular as a romantic tradition despite its ancient and unseemly origins. So what's wrong with celebrating this holiday?

Current Events & Trends: Raising the global alarm

The direction of international events in the time ahead of us is vitally important for all people.

Current Events & Trends: Navigating the Middle East minefield

As things now stand, the United States has virtually ceased to be the global policeman it once was.

Current Events & Trends: U.S. presidential leadership called into question

Of potentially greater concern than the Middle East minefield are the serious straits besetting U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration.

Current Events & Trends: European far right reemerges

During the last few years, threats to the survival of the euro have proved a principal factor in stirring up right-wing movements in opposition to European Union policies.

Current Events & Trends: Russia flexes its muscles

A feature article in the Financial Times quoted Georgian diplomat and foreign policy analyst Alexander Rondeli as joking "that while Russians may not be good at 'soft power'—the art of attraction—'they know how to do soft blackmail'" (Neil Buckley and Roman Olearchyk, "Eastern Europe: Which Way to Turn?" Nov. 11, 2013).

Current Events & Trends: Typhoons, tornadoes and cyclones

Following on from October 2012 when Superstorm Sandy struck New Jersey and New York, leaving behind a trail of destruction, one particular typhoon in 2013 will also be remembered for its ferocity—Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines very hard on Nov. 8.

Letters From Our Readers - January/February 2014

Readers of the Good News share their thoughts in the January/February 2014 issue.

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