Evangelical Leaders Share Paid Family Leave Policies

June 10, 2019 ...

“The Bible affirms both family and work life,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “For many evangelical leaders, that translates into how their ministries consider family leave policies. And many want to do more for families, particularly for families who welcome a new child.” First Church of God in Columbus, …

NAE Encourages Paid Family Leave

March 18, 2019 ...

Only 6 percent of low-income workers, 5 percent of part-time workers, and 10 percent of small business employees receive any paid parental leave.[i] As a result, one in four mothers returns to work within two weeks of giving birth. Nine in 10 fathers who don’t have paid leave go back to work within one week. …

Paid Family Leave

March 18, 2019 ...

From the first pages of the Bible we see the central role of the family in God’s plan for human flourishing. God entrusts fathers and mothers with the care of their children. Science confirms the wisdom of God’s plan, revealing the critical importance of loving nurture between parents and newborns in promoting healthy brain development.[i] …

Managing Technology in the Family

November 8, 2017 ...

In this webinar, Andy Crouch, past executive editor of Christianity Today and author of “The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Place,” offers principles on how to manage technology in the family with practical examples of how those principles played out in his family. The webinar costs $25 for non-members. If you are …

Building Faith

June 5, 2017 ...

As people change, families change as well. Our approach to passing faith to the next generation must consider the needs and values of today’s young family. “Real” Rather Than “Relevant” Churches must reach today’s young parents — who were generally born between 1980 and 1991 — in order to reach the next generation. These young …

Making Wise Movie and TV Choices for Our Families

February 6, 2017 ...

I’ll admit, it can seem overwhelming. Some of us grew up with just a handful of channels. Now, everyone — from Amazon to Netflix to broadcast networks to movie studios — wants a piece of the action. Cartoons were a Saturday-morning treat back in my day, not something you could watch 24/7 on half-a-dozen cable …

Letter to Congress on Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

July 10, 2015 ...

Dear Senator, We, the undersigned organizations, which represent faith leaders, charities, civil rights, labor, women’s, and other organizations working to reduce poverty, urge Congress to act this year to save critical provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and refundable Child Tax Credit (CTC) before they expire. Congress also should close a large gap …

Children and Families

December 21, 2012 ...

Shortly thereafter, I accepted an invitation from the Obama administration to attend a symposium on fatherlessness. My worldview may be different from President Obama’s, but we were both raised without a father, and we both see the rising rate of fatherless homes as a sad cultural epidemic. Two presidents — agreeing that fathers need to …

Abortion

January 1, 2010 ...

Quite simply, America has an abortion problem. Over one million abortions occur in the United States every year. [1] We find this number horrific, because it is not just a number. It represents more than a million human lives deliberately terminated every year. The Bible reveals God’s calling and care for persons before they are …

Pornography and Obscenity

January 1, 1998 ...

Because of our sin, we as individuals and as a nation continue to experience a decline in moral values and beliefs. Our sinful behavior has resulted in increasing rates of unmarried adolescent and adult sexual activity, the birth of children to unwed mothers, the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and decreasing marital fidelity. These are …