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Holcombs

Matt & Ariel Holcomb

Growing up in Texas, Matt Holcomb was well acquainted with Dare to Discipline, by Dr. James Dobson. His parents relied heavily on the bestselling book. Back then, he didn’t appreciate the "discipline" part of his instruction as much as he does today. Matt and his wife Ariel now rely on the book just as his parents did to raise their two adopted children, Finn and Hazel Grace.

As a military pilot, Matt’s job has taken his family across the country and him around the world. With the constant moving, he and Ariel used the truths in this and other resources from the Dobson Family Institute to ground their marriage and their parenting in the Word of God. In 2021 their time in the military came to an end after almost 15 fantastic years.

Now they are slowly transitioning back to civilian life and plan to settle in West Texas where they met. As homeschooling parents, Matt and Ariel seek to apply the wisdom they’ve learned through the years so their children will know Christ and make Him known.

Our Priceless Joy

When the weight of parenting becomes overly burdensome, do you know what to do? Matt and Ariel Holcomb suggest a simple insight that can change the way your family relates to one another. This ...

Pure Lives

Teenagers who receive the active support of their family are much more likely to resist sexual temptation. In this video, Matt and Ariel Holcomb give a vivid example, from Dr. James and Shirley ...

Promises, Promises

Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair. Some parents think this rule doesn't apply to young children because kids naturally believe their parents, and they’re usually ...

The Blessing

You probably pray for your children regularly. But do your kids know how much you pray for them? Do they know what you pray for them? In this video, Matt and Ariel Holcomb tell a heartwarming story ...

Faith Talk

Our kids learn our bad traits easily. We don't even have to teach them (and hopefully we won't). We tend to think our kids will learn the good things we believe in the same easy way. But that's not ...

Honoring Mom and Dad

You’re probably familiar with the command in Scripture for children to honor their parents. But how do you teach your kids to follow this? In this new video, Matt and Ariel Holcomb explain what you ...

Is Honor Overdue?

How would your wife respond if you did something nice for her for no other reason than to say, “I love you”? In this fun video, Matt and Ariel Holcomb tell of a husband who decides to do just that. ...

Games People Play

Playing games is supposed to be fun. But there’s one game you should never play with your spouse. In this video, Matt and Ariel Holcomb explain what this game is and why it can do significant damage ...

Taken for Granted

Failing to appreciate the positive aspects of our spouses can really take a toll on a marriage. In this new video, based on the "Taken for Granted" devotional in Dr. James and Shirley Dobson’s book ...

Unsung Heroes

The world honors our mothers on Mother’s Day and our fathers on Father’s Day, but what about the rest of the year? Matt and Ariel Holcomb explain that most husbands and wives need just one person in ...