April 2018 Newsletter

At FamilyLife, we have long desired to see Every Home A Godly Home. Yet time and time again, couples have expressed that one of their biggest challenges in achieving one is parenting. To help, we are preparing to launch the largest new content offering in FamilyLife’s 42 year history.

Our new parenting initiative will include a DVD-based small-group curriculum, web portal, workbooks, age specific online videos, articles, devotionals, and more. The initiative launches on May 1st with Familylife’s first full-length feature movie, Like Arrows.

In a two-night Fathom event, Like Arrows will be shown in over 850 theaters across the country. It invites us to witness one couple’s raw parenting journey and promises to stir the hearts of parents and church leaders toward intentional action.

Based on preliminary responses, we expect many theaters to sell out. Secure your tickets at a theater near you today, http://familylifeministries.org/likearrows/

God at Work

After previewing the movie, one father commented, “I thought I was doing a pretty good job as a father, but I realize now that it’s not enough just to have peace in the house. I need to start thinking bigger. This movie has inspired me to get more involved with my kids. They grow up too fast.”

A mother of 4 said, “ I thought Like Arrows was really real. That’s the best word for it. It displayed the raw emotions with a family and the different dynamics between your children, because they are all different. The thread of redemption was all the way through the movie. It was so encouraging.”

About the Movie

When conflict, rebellion, and resentment overwhelm their family, Charlie and Alice are forced to rethink their parenting strategy. In the process, they realize how critical intentionality and focus are when shaping and molding young lives. FamilyLife’s first feature film explores the challenges and joys that come with raising children. Through a journey that unfolds over 50 years, Charlie and Alice discover the unmistakable power of family. Together, they learn that knowing and living by God’s Word is what brings transformation and hope.

Executive produced by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, and FamilyLife’s Dennis and Barbara Rainey and Bob Lepine, the parenting movie Like Arrows will release in theaters for two nights only, May 1 and May 3.

Pray with us that God uses this movie to start a movement of intentional Christian parenting around the world! We pray that many of you will be able to see the movie!

Last weekend Mark and I were in Indianapolis, IN for a Weekend to Remember marriage conference. There were 934 in attendance and 37 received Christ as their Lord and Savior.

This is just one of many life-changing comments from the weekend...

“This weekend was exactly what our marriage needed! We had been drifting apart, forgetting about God’s design for our marriage. By God’s grace, we have been reminded of why He chose us for one another and we have rekindled our love! We still do!” Married 23 years

Two conferences left for spring are...

  • Anchorage, AK (April 20-22)

  • Madison, WI (May 4-6)

After the Madison conference we will travel to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and then to Kenosha, WI to visit family, friends, and supporters!

Thank you for partnering with us!

Mark and Linda