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Welcome to the Boone Center for the Family

The Boone Center for the Family helps communities within churches, academic institutions and Christian organizations by providing programs and training to empower the communities' leaders. We are lucky enough to have our programs underwritten by generous donations and grants, allowing us to offer them at a cost making them accessible to the widest possible audience.

COVID-19 Free Resources

To support church communities during COVID-19, we have developed a suite of free resources for church leaders. A combination of webinars, videos and digital quick references guides — the resources are meant to help build better understanding and interrelations during this time that is adding stressors to everyone.

Events

eBook

The downloadable RelateStrong | Leadership Series eBook empowers church leaders to discuss with their congregations often challenging and demanding topics like: Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Marriage, Parenting, Pornography, Sexual Intimacy, and Singleness.

From Our Blog

  • From Pain to Peace: How Cindy Resolved Her Own Question of Singleness
    One effective tool for self-reflection is the pain and peace cycle. By studying the deep-rooted causes and beliefs of our pain, we are better able to identify and disrupt this pain cycle by changing our patterns in thought, and in action.
  • 1 Quote to Reframe Your Thinking on Pornography and the Church
    In an article shared for the RelateStrong | Leadership Series eBook, Jeff (a former pastor and marriage and family therapist) discusses his personal experiences with pornography and shame. From the book: “According to the Christian Newswire, I am not alone in the chronic struggle with shame. It is reported that 68% of Christian men and 50% of pastors confessed to viewing porn weekly."
  • The "A" Word in Church: Addressing Addiction From the Pulpit
    Addiction is a heavy issue with widespread effects — not only on the user themselves, but on their friends and families. From the pulpit to churchwide programs, here are 8 ways to tackle this serious issue with your church community.