My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6
Resources By Topic
CanaVox hosts reading groups to study and discuss the beauty of marriage as one man, one woman, for life.
National Organization for Marriage
“We work to defend marriage and the faith communities that sustain it at the local, state, and national levels. We do this by working with legislators, by informing voters when they head to the ballot box, and by giving marriage a voice in courts of law as well as in the court of public opinion.”
National Marriage Week USA (February 7 – February 14)
“A collaborative campaign to strengthen individual marriages, reduce the divorce rate, and build a stronger marriage culture, which in turn helps curtail poverty and benefits children.”
(Focus on the Family) – “Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.”
Mark Gungor – Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage
Mark Gungor is one of the most sought-after speakers on marriage and relationships in the world today. Each year thousands of couples attend his Couples’ Comedy Events. Mark’s candid and comedic approach uses unforgettable illustrations and the power of laughter to teach proven principles that are guaranteed to strengthen any relationship.
Take the Date Night Challenge by Erin Smalley and Dr Greg Smalley
With concepts based off of the Focus on the Family event, “The Date Night Challenge,” find out how everyday activities can become dates, and how to proactively and intentionally build your marriage relationship. Targeted at couples of all ages and stages, and includes a chapter with ideas for engaged couples also.
“The Marriage and Religion Research Institute is dedicated to making available the social science data and research on the impact of marriage and religious practice on the lives of children and the future of the nation.”
The purpose of MARRIpedia is to let the data do the talking. We hope to facilitate societal changes by delivering the power of robust social science findings to the actors in families, churches, schools, and other “people-forming” institutions. Thus informed, citizens can effect changes for the good. MARRIpedia is an important resource for any student, parent, policy maker, reporter or blogger who wants to become an informed and proactive player in improving society.
Marriage, What it is, Why it Matters, and the Consequences of Redefining It by The Heritage Foundation)
Marriage is based on the truth that men and women are complementary, the biological fact that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and the reality that children need a mother and a father. Redefining marriage does not simply expand the existing understanding of marriage, it rejects these truths.
Marriage and the Public Good: Ten Principles by The Witherspoon Institute, Princeton, NJ, 2006
The purpose of this document is to make a substantial new contribution to the public debate over marriage. Too often the rational case for marriage is not made at all or not made very well. As scholars, we are persuaded that the case for marriage can be made and won at the level of reason.”
What Your Church Needs to Know – And Do – About the Court’s Marriage Ruling by Alliance Defending Freedom, 2015
The Church has always proclaimed the Gospel to cultures and societies who have rejected truth. Now, more than ever, the Church must fulfill its mission.
The mission of the American Family Association is to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture, and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.
Our vision is a nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.”
Our vision is a culture in which human life is valued, families flourish, and religious liberty thrives.
Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.
National Physicians Center for Family Resources
The National Physicians Center (NPC) was founded for the purpose of involving physicians in policy formation in issues of health and child welfare at the national and international levels. Participating physicians have volunteered their time and expertise to promote medically and scientifically valid practices in public health and child welfare and to produce educational resources for families and health educators.
Dr. James Dobson Family Institute (JDFI), formerly Family Talk
Promotes and teaches biblical principles that support marriage, family, and child-development.
The grandparenting relationship has incredible potential for discipleship, but it is unrecognized and under-resourced. We exist to chart a new course — to engage this incredible potential by envisioning, encouraging, and equipping grandparents — through ministries in the local church.
Wisconsin Cultural Indicators 2019
– the only document of its kind, giving statistical overview of Wisconsin, her values, and the impact on traditional families. When Wisconsin’s families are healthy, Wisconsin is healthy. When our state’s families are weak, struggling, and dependent on the government, that is sure to be reflected in the overall health of the state.
Marriage and Family by Family Research Council
Our vision is a culture in which human life is valued, families flourish, and religious liberty thrives.
Plugged In Entertainment Reviews by Focus on the Family
Good media discernment is about guarding our eyes and hearts before we watch or listen. And it’s also about grappling with the entertainment we do see or hear. That’s why the Plugged In Blog is devoted to guarding.
The Truth Project by Del Tackett
The Truth Project is a DVD-based small group curriculum comprised of 13 one-hour lessons taught by Dr. Del Tackett. This home study is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. Each lesson discusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life.
Thriving Values by Focus on the Family
Christians around the country are being challenged in unprecedented fashion — in the marketplace, in the work place and in the courts — for believing God’s design for marriage and sexuality. So, how should Christians respond to this profound social and political sexual revolution?
TrueNorth equips parents to understand their sacred sexuality, live it out in the power of Christ, and lead the next generation to do the same.
The Family Prosperity Index (FPI) provides federal, state, and local policymakers—as well as civic leaders and community-minded citizens—the roadmap needed for the development of economic and social policies that improve the well-being and prosperity of American families and the communities in which they live.
Evangelical Child and Family Agency (ECFA)
The mission of Evangelical Child and Family Agency provides hope and healing to children, adults, and families through compassionate, Christ-centered, quality social services from a biblical perspective.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers of Wisconsin
Founded in 1975, Care Net is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that empowers women and men considering abortion to choose life for their unborn children and find abundant life in Christ.
As a legislative and educational organization, Pro-Life Wisconsin is continually working to bring us closer to the day when all babies in Wisconsin (no matter how they were conceived, what stage of development they are at, or whether or not they are in perfect health) are protected in every community in our state.
40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated pro-life campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses.
Do No Harm, Understand Your Legal Right to by Alliance Defending Freedom
A legal guide for healthcare professionals. Conscience protections for people of faith.
Guarding the Sanctity of Life by Alliance Defending Freedom
“Alliance Defending Freedom is on the front lines leading efforts to expose Planned Parenthood – America’s largest abortion provider – which is more concerned with its bottom line than the health of women.”
Life and Human Dignity by Family Research Council
“As God is the Author of life, Family Research Council recognizes and respects the inherent dignity of every human life from conception (whether by natural or artificial means) until death.”
Wisconsin Pregnancy Resource Centers
“PRCs are the heart of the ProLife community; they help needy mothers and offer alternatives to abortion. We support their work, and encourage you to do so as well. Please contact these organizations directly to find out how you can volunteer or financially support their efforts.
Wisconsin’s Woman’s Right to Know Publication
Women thinking about abortion have the right to have all their questions answered. This is why Wisconsin law requires that they have the information they need to make good decisions about their pregnancy.
“[Exists t]o make euthanasia, infanticide, abortion and destruction of human embryos socially, ethically and legally unacceptable solutions to human problems and to promote positive alternatives to each of these.”
Recognizing the need for a strong, coordinated legal defense against growing attacks on religious freedom, more than 30 prominent Christian leaders launched Alliance Defending Freedom in 1994. Over the past 18 years, this unique legal ministry has brought together thousands of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations that work tirelessly to advocate for the right of people to freely live out their faith in America and around the world.
A Wisconsin-based think tank that promotes free markets, individual freedom, personal responsibility and limited government.
International Organization for the Family (Formerly The Howard Center)
Unites and Equips Leaders Worldwide to Promote the Natural Family.
A project of the former International Organization for the Family, serves as an umbrella for a massive network of interconnected organizations, all pushing for restrictions to LGBT rights under the guise of the defense of the “natural family” — defined as heterosexual married couples with their biological children.
A Legal Guide For Ministries On Political Engagement from Alliance Defending Freedom
Faith and Freedom Radio , by Liberty Counsel
“An international nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics.”
Why Does Religious Freedom Matter? (Heritage Foundation)
A national event in which churches honor the educators within their congregations and inform their congregations about the freedom of religious expression students from kindergarten through twelfth grade have at school.
Religious Liberty and Conscience by Family Research Council
“Religious observance has a distinctly positive effect on community and national life. The fostering of religious liberty is a hallmark of our culture as intended by our Founding Fathers and practiced by tens of millions of Americans.”
Our First Freedom by Alliance Defending Freedom
“Alliance Defending Freedom is committed to keeping the door open for the spread of the Gospel by transforming the legal system and advocating for religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family.”
Heritage Guide to the Constitution by The Heritage Foundation
Get FREE digital access to The Heritage Foundation’s Guide to the Constitution and ensure that it will always be at your reference, explaining every clause in the Constitution in a way that is clear and understandable.
WallBuilders is an organization dedicated to presenting America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built.
A Legal Guide for Churches from Alliance Defending Freedom
“This guide will help you navigate the laws surrounding tax-exempt status for churches. It will equip you to identify what pastors and churches should be aware of before speaking about political issues, supporting a candidate or legislation, engaging in voter education, allowing church facilities to be used for “political” purposes, giving money to a campaign, and more.”
Pastors Churches & Politics from Alliance Defending Freedom
“Alliance Defending Freedom wants to be a resource for leaders just like you, not by telling them what they should or should not do, but by giving them as much information as possible about the legal parameters in this area. In short, we are not prophets and cannot tell you what is coming next, but we are experts at navigating the uncharted waters you find yourself in regularly. Our hope is to help you navigate them well.”
Politics According to the Bible by Wayne Grudem
In brief, Politics: According to the Bible is an analysis of conservative and liberal plans to do good for the nation, evaluated in light of the Bible, common sense, and factual statistics from the US government and other agencies. Based on these sources, Grudem draws conclusions about Christian interaction with politics, about the extent to which Christians should be trustworthy of popular political dialogue, and what the appropriate Christian response should be.
Church Resources by Focus on the Family
Focus on the Family has established this special ministry for pastors, ministry leaders and their families. We exist to come alongside each of you as you endeavor to serve the Lord in these most difficult days. Our mission is to encourage and inspire you and your ministry families with resources and services that can help bring balance to both your personal and professional lives.
Watchmen on the Wall by Family Research Council
FRC believes that the problems faced in our communities and our nation are not just political and cultural, they are spiritual in nature (Eph. 6:10-13). Consequently, these problems ultimately require a spiritual solution administered by spiritual leadership. That is why we are championing pastors to transform America through the ministry of Watchmen on the Wall.
The Church Connection by Wisconsin Family Council
Are you looking for a way to better inform your church about issues like marriage, family, life and religious liberty? You can do this by sharing the monthly Church Connection bulletin with your church. It includes a biblical worldview summary of current events and praying points that equip your congregation to understand issues in our culture and government.
Talking To Your Kids About Transgender Issues by focus on the Family
Transgenderism – also called “gender dysphoria,” “gender confusion” or “gender identity disorder” – is tough enough for adults to understand. So when our children encounter these gender-confusing messages, what do we say? Most importantly, how do we help them develop a biblical, Christian perspective on this issue?
Transgender Movement, Understanding and Responding by Family Research Council
No one—lawmakers, counselors, pastors, teachers, or medical professionals—should participate in or reinforce the transgender movement’s distortions about sexuality, nor should they be required by the government to support such distortions. [W]e advocate for policies that protect the identity and dignity of the human person. And we encourage parents, pastors, and community leaders to celebrate the dignity of every human and offer compassionate mentorship and care for individuals struggling with issues of sexual identity or rejecting the gift of femaleness or maleness she or he has been given.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Gender by Gospel Coalition
A blog post written by Pastor Mark Spansel offering helpful conversation pieces for parents to explain to their children why transgender behavior isn’t biblical while still guiding them to have compassion for individuals who struggle with understanding their gender.
When Harry Became Sally by Ryan T. Anderson
When Harry Became Sally provides thoughtful answers to questions arising from our transgender moment. Drawing on the best insights from biology, psychology, and philosophy, Ryan Anderson offers a nuanced view of human embodiment, a balanced approach to public policy on gender identity, and a sober assessment of the human costs of getting human nature wrong.
God and the Transgender Debate by Andrew T. Walker
Andrew T. Walker’s God and the Transgender Debate, offers an honest and clear representation of the Word of God, while lovingly exploring a real struggle that people face today. A struggle that does not have to end in despair and rejection, but a promise of hope and redemption that can be found in Christ and should be seen through the lives of his followers. In the various debates that are raging in our society and churches today, it is of utmost importance that God’s voice be heard, a God who is love even if it is expressed through the tough words that he speaks.
Transgender: Christian Compassion, Convictions and Wisdom for Today’s Big Questions by Vaughan Roberts
Vaughan Roberts surveys the Christian worldview and seeks to apply these principles to the many complex questions surrounding gender identity. This short book gives an overview and a starting point for constructive discussion as we seek to live in a world with different values, and love, serve and relate to transgender people.
Messy Grace by Caleb Kaltenbach
Messy Grace shows us that Jesus’s command to “love your neighbor as yourself” doesn’t have an exception clause for a gay “neighbor”—or for that matter, any other “neighbor” we might find it hard to relate to. Jesus was able to love these people and yet still hold on to his beliefs. So can you. Even when it’s messy.
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith by Rosaria Butterfield
[I]n her late 30’s, [successful and established] Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down — the idea that Christianity, a religion she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was. That idea seemed to fly in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a train wreck at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could.
Adult & Teen Challenge USA works on a Christ-centered model of drug and alcohol recovery. This means that we are concerned with the body, mind, and spirit of those who come to our addiction recovery centers. We endeavor to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.
Gambling Addiction by Focus on the Family
Gambling is a vice industry built on deception and fed by the intentional exploitation of human weakness for the sole purpose of monetary gain.
12 observations after reading The Porn Phenomenon
Josh McDowell partnered with the Barna Research group to survey “nearly 3,000 U.S. teens, adults and Protestant youth and senior pastors about their perceptions . . . use . . . and feelings about . . . pornography.” The summary of their findings was published in a 150-page study called The Porn Phenomenon. Garrett Kell shares what he learned in this article.
National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) formerly Morality in Media
The leading national organization opposing pornography and sexual exploitation of any kind through public education and political advocacy.
Pornography by Family Research Council
Family Research Council believes pornography is a violation of human dignity that perverts the beauty of human sexuality and exploits human beings as commodities. We call for the vigorous enforcement of all existing obscenity laws and will continue to work for stronger laws that protect against these forms of exploitation.
Resources to Help You Fight Pornography by Family Research Council
“Once pornography has taken root in one’s mind, it is hard to pull out. A few months ago, writing in The Public Discourse, analyst Morgan Bennett cited research showing that ‘new neurological research reveals that porn is as potently addictive as heroin or cocaine.’” This shares hope and resources to effectively fight pornography addiction.
Pornography’s Impact on Marriage and the Family by The Heritage Foundation)
The objective of this review is to compile the current, empirical findings that examine the relationship between Internet pornography and its impact on marital relationships and families, including children and adolescents.
The Stages of Pornography Addiction by Focus on the Family
The progression of addiction can lead you to a place you never thought you’d go. This blog post walks you through one persons’ journey that followed the typical progression of addiction
to pornography: early exposure, addiction, escalation, desensitization and acting out sexually. Then one person’s response that changed their life.
The Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, Family, and Community by Patrick F. Fagan, Ph.D.
Pornography is a visual representation of sexuality which distorts an individual’s concept of the nature of conjugal relations. This, in turn, alters both sexual attitudes and behavior. It is a major threat to marriage, to family, to children and to individual happiness. In undermining marriage it is one of the factors in undermining social stability.
Internet Guide for Parents by Stephen Sweet and Family Research Council
Even if you don’t have a computer at home, kids today encounter them everywhere – at school, in friends’ homes, at the library. Every parent should know how the web works and what to look for and ask about when it comes to Internet safety.
Dealing with Pornography: a Practical Guide for Protecting Your Family and Your Community by Pat Trueman and Family Research Council
Pornography, in an infinite variety of sleazy permutations, is seemingly everywhere these days. It is a gateway to adulterous thoughts, actual adultery, spousal alienation, divorce, family breakdown, and numerous other ills. But what can you do about it?
PRAF is a leading national, non-partisan single-issue organization that protects the rights of patients, people with disabilities, elders, and people who are poor from deadly harm and discrimination inherent in assisted suicide laws.
Family Policy Alliance’s campaign and resources to help people be educated and equipped to push back against assisted suicide.
A Christ centered alternative to the girl scouts. American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered character and leadership development program for girls 5 to 18 years of age. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.
A Christ centered alternative to the boy scouts.Trail Life USA is a Christian adventure, character, and leadership program for young men. The K-12 program centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man’s skills and allow him to grow on a personal level and as a role model and leader for his peers.
Abstinence and Marriage Education Partnership (A&M)
The Abstinence & Marriage Education Partnership exists to ensure that every teenager in the country has the opportunity to hear a clearly reasoned, positive presentation on the benefits of abstinence until marriage and instruction on preparing for a healthy future marriage.
Promoting the appreciation for and practice of sexual abstinence through distribution of age-appropriate, factual and medically-accurate materials.
(Truth Project) – “TrueU is an apologetics training series primarily geared to help prepare high school students for the rigorous challenges and attacks that will confront them on the university campus.
A ministry of Wisconsin Family Council equipping teens to be effective godly leaders who engage the culture from a biblical perspective.
A dynamic, hands-on leadership school for Christian students. “Our mission is to train youth to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend their Christian faith and engage the culture at a time in their lives when, typically, they do not care about such things.”
All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
An interdenominational Christian sports ministry to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
Students and Parents Rights by Alliance Defending Freedom
Your children face an increasing level of censorship and punishment for their Christian values that you’ve worked so hard to instill. But students have more freedom to express their faith than you may realize. When a school tries to silence your child’s expression of faith, ADF is here to help.
The Gateway To Better Education equips public school educators, leaders, parents and students to protect and promote religious and academic freedom regarding the Bible and Christianity. As well as showing them how to do this appropriately and legally, within existing constitutional boundaries, current laws, and state academic standards.
Liberty Counsel is a nonprofit ministry that operates a pro bono litigation program to provide assistance and representation for situations involving your religious freedom, the sanctity of life and the family.
Back to School For Parents by Family Policy Alliance
A busy parent’s guide to what’s happening in your children’s classrooms and practical steps you can take to protect them.
WallBuilders is an organization dedicated to presenting America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built – a foundation which, in recent years, has been seriously attacked and undermined.
Wisconsin Family Council is involved with educational issues because we believe that parents are responsible for the education of their children. We believe that the more educational options parents have, the better. We also believe that while reforming public schools may be impossible, far too many Wisconsin children are in our public schools for us to ignore them. Therefore, we engage in issues related to the public schools that impact the rights of parents, the health and safety/well-being of the students, and the rights of students while at school.
WFC Educational Issues:
- School choice
- Religious freedom in public schools
- Homosexual agenda in public schools
- Home-education law (protecting)
- Private school law (tuition tax deductions, protecting rights, etc.)
- Transgender policies in public schools
- Parental rights in public schools
- Human Growth and Development law and implementation within school districts
Because of the nationwide concern about Common Core State Standards, which Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction has adopted, WFC maintains resources on this issue for concerned citizens and parents.
LECTURE: The Dangers of Federal Power in Education by Family Research Council
Common Core and the Constitution by Family Research Council
LECTURE: Common Core: Education Without Representation by Heritage Foundation
READ: Common Core Articles by Eagle Forum Education Reporter
PDF: Common Core State Standards Initiative
Common Core Facts by Dr. Sandra Stotsky & Pioneer Institute
Common Core State Standards by Truth in American Education
Common Core: The Government’s Classroom by Family Research Council
Articles on the importance of reading out loud
10 Things You Can Do to Raise a Reader
Read Aloud Activities for the Home
Book List Recommendations
ThrivingFamily.com: Book Reviews for Parents
We are the nation’s premier conservative training organization, helping put in place a truly unique, separate political infrastructure—for use before, during and after election dates. As a 501c(3) non-partisan, nonprofit, American Majority continually trains, organizes, mobilizes, and equips new grassroots conservative leaders.
First Liberty Institute is the largest legal organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to defending religious liberty for all Americans. We believe that every American of any faith—or no faith at all—has a fundamental right to follow their conscience and live according to their beliefs.
Our nation’s Founding Fathers established this right as our First Freedom nearly two and a half centuries ago, and we intend to keep it that way.
Liberty Counsel is a Christian ministry that proclaims, advocates, supports, advances, and defends the good news that God in the person of Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sins and offers forgiveness and eternal life to all who accept him as Lord and Savior. Every ministry and project of Liberty Counsel centers around and is based upon this good news, which is also referred to as the gospel.
WCN is dedicated to publishing the TRUTH — regardless of “political correctness,” standing up for America’s historical Christian heritage and urging a return to the moral standards that our country once promoted. We offer hard-hitting, thought-provoking commentary, inspired teaching, real life testimonies, relevant news (National, World, State, Regional), and MUCH MORE, all in the various sections of our 48-page printed newspaper.
Wisconsin Capitol Watch formerly Family Research Forum
It was originally founded in 1989 to promote legislation in the state government and other policy making entities from a Judeo-Christian, pro-family perspective to protect the traditional family. Our perspective is drawn from the wisdom of Scripture and reflects what we believe to be the intent of the Creator.
Find bills, track their progress and
Learn about what’s happening in Wisconsin, find updates on the Wisconsin Legislature and get answers to your voting questions.
Wisconsin Family Action doesn’t just dream about a Wisconsin where your children’s children can exercise their God-given rights freely; we educate, advocate and network to make that a reality.
Election Central by Wisconsin Family Council
Everything you need to know about voting in Wisconsin, why Christians should vote, a church’s role and legal guidelines during elections and resources for engaging your church in elections.
Radio Networks by Wisconsin Family Council
Whether one-minute or 45-minutes the goal of our radio presence is to inform our listeners of current events from a biblical perspective so that they can stand confidently for what they believe.
*Disclaimer: links to sites not controlled by Wisconsin Family Council do not necessarily imply our endorsement or recommendation of the organization. Parents should exercise judgment about what is best for their family. There are undoubtedly a number of other good resources. Wisconsin Family Action resources listed on Wisconsin Family Council’s website are not products of Wisconsin Family Council, but additional information from another organization. Wisconsin Family Action is a separately funded organization from Wisconsin Family Council.