Free Resources



Podcasts at the Center for Marriage and Relationships

Paul and Virginia Friesen were guests on the Biola University Center for Marriage & Relationships’s “The Art of Relationships” podcast:

Article: "Why Geocachers Make Great Mates"

One of our board members, Doug Macrae, is an avid geocacher, and he encouraged Paul to write an article on marriage for FTF, a popular geocaching magazine. Read the article here.  The article was then featured in a geocaching podcast.

Worth It resources page

Click here to be taken to the free resources page for the Worth It Purity Conference.

A Free App to strengthen your marriage

A collection of videos of talks by Paul and Virginia Friesen,
recorded by others, available on YouTube or Vimeo.

Short video clips on the subject of parenting, by Paul and Virginia Friesen

Parenting By Design: Confident parenting through adherence to God’s Word    

Though the simplest of items comes complete with a booklet of instructions, new parents are ushered out of the hospital with a package of Pampers and best wishes. How good that our Heavenly Father has given us His Word with His instructions for raising children to have a heart for Him!


Parenting By Design: Creating an environment helpful to our children choosing Christ

Though we are not determinative in our children’s faith, we are called to create an atmosphere most conducive to their wanting to follow Christ.


Parenting By Design: Being intentional in developing values in our children 

We are often more intentional about our children’s educational choices than strategically planning what would give them the best development spiritually.


Parenting By Design: Loving unconditionally without enabling sinful behavior

It is important to express unconditional love to our children while disciplining them for disobedience.


Parenting By Design: Teaching our children respect for authority

While showing our children unconditional love, we must also teach them respect for the authority God has established for us as parents, for those over us, and ultimately for the Lord.


Parenting By Design: Modeling a commitment to obeying God’s Word

We must not only teach our children to obey God’s Word, but show them our willingness to obey God’s Word even when it costs us personally.


Parenting By Design: Focusing on inward convictions over outward compliance

It is tempting for us as parents to be more concerned how our children behave on the outside than to build internal integrity and convictions on the inside.


Parenting By Design: Developing character to withstand life’s challenges

While our children are home, we can use “parental control” to a great extent.  Our job is to help them have internal convictions that will stand when the storms of peer pressure or temptation are raging.


Parenting By Design: Teaching financial responsibility

We as parents are to teach absolute biblical truths to our children, but we are also to model for them the values that we have as a family and wish them to emulate.