Families on Fire

If you wrestle occasionally with the messiness of living as a family, you might want to check out the new “Family Fire” Facebook page and website launched by ReFrame Media, the English outreach of Back to God Ministries International.

“Our goal is to encourage families to see the Holy Spirit at work in their lives, stoking the Spirit’s flame at home,” say Steven and Deb Koster, co-leadersofFamily Fire.

“Family Fire points people to ways of enriching their family lives, growing spiritually, to help them see God at work in their family,” says Steven.

Deb adds, “Families . . . are a picture of God’s forgiveness. You never come to a place in your marriage where you stop growing. We are fellow strugglers. We just share what we are learning.”

“Facebook is a popular and natural place for conversation and mutual encouragement,” Steven explains. “People share a question or prayer request, and others chime in with suggestions, resources, or promises to pray.

They also point visitors to the website, which includes resources on many family topics: encouragement, devotionals, articles, book reviews.

Since Family Fire began, the ministry’s Facebook page and website have attracted hundreds of fans and visitors from at least 18 countries, including Kenya, the Philippines, and Saudi Arabia.

One parent shared her worry about text messages she had seen on her son’s phone. Several people stepped in with helpful information and responses.

About the Author

Nancy Vander Meer is a staff writer with Back to God Ministries International in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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