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Country music star Tim McGraw sings “Humble and Kind” in music video.  Video image courtesy Vevo.

Life lessons: Song links new country music and early Methodism

Tim McGraw is a country music star and a parent. Blog explores how the singer's latest single echoes advice shared in 1869. More

Our choice of words can make a difference in celebrating families. These suggestions will help. Image by United Methodist Communications.

Positive adoption language examples and resources

See some useful alternatives to common adoption language, and other insights from an adoptive mom. Read More

Photo illustration of words and their impact. Courtesy: Flickr/Greg Gladman.

Talking to young people: How to help not hurt

'The less you talk, the more you can teach and learn from them.' Youth leaders share advice for avoiding miscommunications. More

Parents sometimes struggle when a child is a non-believer. Photo illustration by Dale Klaus.

What’s a parent to do? There’s an atheist in the house

Writer shares her personal journey, 'a growing pain, mine, not hers,' and tips for families to accept non-believers. Read More

Maidstone Mulenga poses with his wife Charity and  daughters Lukonde and Mukuka. Photo courtesy of Maidstone Mulenga.

Picturing a Perfect Father’s Day

United Methodist dads talk about times they treasure with their children and what matters most to them. View

Bo and Mary Wilson hold Alli, a foster child they hope to adopt. Photo courtesy of Bo Wilson.

What dads really want for Father’s Day

We asked dads across the world what they really want for their special day. Guess what? It’s not a new tie! Read More

What is the appropriate age for baptism?

Our teaching on baptism is found in By Water and the Spirit. Learn more here. Read More

College-bound Shannon Thompson and her mom, Pam, have become pros at making the transition between college and home, but each admits that it's not always easy. Photo by Susan Passi-Klaus, United Methodist Communications.

Life will go on for college parents

Just like their children, some parents handle the 'letting go' of college better than others. Read More

Malaria fighter faces his son’s battle

Phileas Jusu's job is to help prevent the spread of malaria, which hit home recently when his own son was stricken with the disease. Read More

‘Grandfamilies’ provide love, sanctuary

Grandparents thrown back in the parenting game face many challenges. United Methodist grandparents Mollie and John Moore share their story. Read More

What I like about Father’s Day

The Rev. D.J. Rosario reflects on the ways celebrating fatherhood can be a good exercise for people of all types. Read More

Celebrating my father, exorcising a demon

We need to examine our fathers to understand the challenges of their lives, says retired pastor, now a father and grandfather. Read More

UMTV: Church Fosters Adoption

More foster children are finding "forever homes" thanks to a congregation in Ohio. In 2011, 46 were adopted. "That's a God thing right there." View

Confessions of a ‘green mommy’

Environmental advocate shares the importance of passing her values on to her son. Read More

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