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FAITH5™ (Faith Acts In The Home) is a simple, easy-to-implement faith practice, perfect for incorporating into your bedtime routine for five to fifteen minutes a night.

When done over time, the FAITH5™ carries the power to enrich communication, deepen understanding, aid sleep, and promote mental, physical and spiritual health. What happens to children who check in with their parents every night before going to bed?

What happens to a family that shares highs and lows, scripture, talk, prayer and blessing most every night of their lives? What are the psychological, sociological, neurological and theological benefits a child receives when they are given such consistent, intentional care before drifting off to sleep each night?

How might a simple, five-step faith practice change a child, a family, and a world?

The Five Steps of the FAITH5™:

SHARE your highs and lows

READ a Bible verse or story

TALK about how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows

PRAY for one another’s highs and lows

BLESS one another

Dr. Rich on the FAITH5™


Dr. Rich Melheim introduces the origin, philosophy and potential impact of five simple steps that can strengthen the church--one family at a time, one night at a time.

One Family’s Story

Watch a story of how one family practices the FAITH5™ in their home.


Ann Eustis and Alan Shad were concerned when their first grade daughter Callie could not sleep through the night and crawled back in bed with them. One of Callie’s classmates had been murdered by the mother’s estranged boyfriend. Nighttime brought fear to Callie both for her safety and that of her parents. A year later, Callie was still crawling in bed with them when they started doing FAITH5™.

Within weeks of beginning the practice, Callie was back in her own bed, sleeping soundly through the night. “We thank God every day for it,” says Ann, a professor of education at Towson University, with a twinkle and a tear in her eye. “I really believe this was grace. Perfect timing. This was the model. Callie doesn’t go to sleep lacking now. She goes to sleep full, and that’s just a real answer to prayer. Yes, there was developmental growth, but there really was a spiritual healing.”