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3 Things Your Teens Fear the Most

May 17, 2024

What do your teens fear most? It’s different than what you fear for them. Dr. Kevin Leman discusses three things you may not realize your teens fear and what they need from you so they can stop being afraid.

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WARNING SIGNS THAT YOUR SPOUSE HAS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

May 17, 2024

When spouses stay alert to changes in each other, they can catch warning signs of possible mental health issues early on and seek the help they need.

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Living Together but not Married? Consider the Power of the Vow

May 15, 2024

A marriage vow is a special and powerful promise — and we need it for many reasons. If you’re living together but you’re not married yet, consider the power of the vow.

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5 Characteristics of Biblical Discipline

May 8, 2024

Sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re disciplining your children effectively. Try using these five measures from the Bible.

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Five Newlywed Pitfalls

April 22, 2024

Navigating a new marriage may not be as easy as the movies make it seem, but with an attentive eye and an earnest heart, you can avoid these pitfalls and have a beautiful newlywed season.

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Confident, Selfless, Grounded: Helping Tween and Teen Daughters Navigate Friendships

April 18, 2024

A girl grounded in her identity will still feel discouraged when she doesn’t have the relational connections she craves, but a lack of friends won’t define her. And it won’t destroy her. And if she’s practicing confidence and selflessness, the lonely seasons won’t last forever.

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The Creation of Woman: Affirming Your Daughter’s Identity

April 18, 2024

For Christian families, there’s an overwhelming importance upon understanding the roles of female and male. However, our culture emphasizes different aspects of these roles from Christianity. In the Christian context, the origin point for this conversation lies at the beginning: the creation of woman and man.

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BUILD A KINGDOM MARRIAGE THROUGH DEVOTIONS FOR COUPLES

April 12, 2024

One way to strengthen your marriage is to study the Bible together. To start, you can read these devotions adapted from the Kingdom Marriage Devotional by Dr. Tony Evans.

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UNDERSTANDING THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES

March 26, 2024

There are five basic love languages – five ways to express love emotionally. Each person has a primary love language that we must learn to speak if we want that person to feel loved.

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LIVING TOGETHER BEFORE MARRIAGE: HOW TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH SOMEONE MAKING THE WRONG CHOICE

March 13, 2024

How do you counsel someone against living together before marriage — a decision counter to God’s Word? The first step is to seek knowledge.

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5 Debilitating Lies Teenage Girls Believe

August 16, 2023

Teen girls can easily fall prey to these five lies. Battle them with truth and arm your daughter.

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How to Help Your Adult Child Cope with Grief

May 31, 2023

I’ve found that ultimately, even when my children want to be respected as an adult, they also crave the comfort of a parent.

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How To Help Your Teen Overcome Anxiety or Depression

May 22, 2023

Our kids need to know they are loved, worthy, valued and created on purpose for a purpose. Their difficulty in overcoming anxiety or depression does not define them.

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Helping Someone Deal with Grief

May 18, 2023

The weight of sorrow can feel unbearable, but with compassion, understanding, and the love of God, it is possible to help someone who is grieving.

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CARE FOR YOUR MARRIAGE WHILE CAREGIVING FOR PARENTS

May 18, 2023

Caregiving is a season, so it helps to have regular getaways for empathetic listening, caring conversations, essential evaluation, and the ongoing need for flexibility and modifications.

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Build Your Child’s Confidence Through Chores

May 18, 2023

Children build their self-confidence through learning small, real life skills.

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Magic in Media: Harmless Fantasy?

May 18, 2023

Understanding our children’s mental and spiritual development plays an important role in how they will interpret the worldview presented in today’s media.

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Affirming Mothers Every Day

May 18, 2023

Wives and mothers desire expressed and demonstrated respect rather than the mere avoidance of disrespect.

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The Power of a Mother’s Love

May 16, 2023

A mother’s love needs to be given unconditionally to establish trust and a firm foundation of emotional intimacy in a child’s life.

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Practicing Generosity as a Family

May 9, 2023

Money can have a strong hold over us. Giving it away breaks that hold.

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IS CHILDHOOD TRAUMA IMPACTING YOUR MARRIAGE?

May 9, 2023

Each person comes to their wedding with a unique set of life experiences and levels of childhood trauma that impact the marriage relationship.

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FOR A SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE, AVOID THESE 5 RS

May 5, 2023

The most common complaint among married couples is a lack of communication. Too much conflict is among the top five reasons people divorce.

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How Do I Keep My Anxiety from Affecting My Parenting?

May 5, 2023

Addressing anxiety in your parenting can be difficult. But there are ways to practically and appropriately manage your anxiety and stress to serve and love your family well.

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MOTHER’S DAY – SACRED SPACE AND PROFOUND PLACE

May 4, 2023

Through the years, I have come to understand that Mother’s Day, oftentimes, encompasses a myriad of emotions. The dichotomy of immense joy coupled with unbelievable sadness and grief. It is a sacred space where mere words struggle to fill the void and can serve as a reminder of unfathomable anguish and represent immeasurable heartache.

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HEALING FROM INFIDELITY: HOW TO REKINDLE INTIMACY AND CONNECTION IN YOUR MARRIAGE

April 28, 2023

It’s hard work to rebuild trust and intimacy after the betrayal of infidelity, but when both partners are willing to do the work, it’s worth it.

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How to Deal With Bullying

April 26, 2023

How to know if your child is being bullied, and what to do if your child is the one bullying others.

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5 WAYS HELPING OTHERS CAN IMPROVE MY MARRIAGE

April 26, 2023

Helping others together as a couple can make your marriage stronger.

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DISCOVER THE JOY OF HELPING YOUR SPOUSE SUCCEED

April 26, 2023

When you discover the joy of helping your spouse succeed, you begin to establish or restore emotional health, respect, support and encouragement in your marriage.

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Let’s Help Our Kids Manage Money Well

April 21, 2023

“As a young person, I didn’t realize the impact that early financial habits would have on my future,” says the author in this book excerpt. Join him on a journey of personal discovery and learn about practical and biblical lessons for wise money management.

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CHOOSING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE AND AWE IN MARRIAGE

April 21, 2023

Is it possible to practice a deep sense of awe and an attitude of gratitude in the ordinary moments of marriage?

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ADHD AND MARRIAGE: HOW TO HANDLE COMMON CONFLICT PATTERNS

April 21, 2023

When ADHD and marriage go together, you can face repeating conflict patterns. But you can lessen those patterns and strengthen your marriage.

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Prevent the Sexualization of Your Daughter

April 20, 2023

The sexualization of young girls has numerous effects on mental health, identity, and sexuality. However, as a a parent, you can positively shape your daughter’s development throughout the critical ages and stages of her life.

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Depression in the Christian Family

April 20, 2023

Many godly, Christ-centered homes struggle with clinical depression. Here’s one family’s story.

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30-SECOND MARRIAGE BOOSTERS

April 18, 2023

Couples can find the balance between a busy life and a growing relationship, and they can further enhance their love with these simple, 30-second habits.

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How Can I Help My Toddler Learn to Obey?

April 18, 2023

Teaching your toddler to obey is one of the most important building blocks for their continued development. Learn how to establish a healthy foundation of obedience in your home.

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DATE YOUR MATE

April 17, 2023

If we are not diligent to date our mate, the business and busyness of life can infringe until we spend less time together now that we are married than we did before our vows.

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MARRIAGE AND MONEY: WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

April 11, 2023

Having open and honest communication around money management, you and your partner can share personal goals and concerns, understand each other’s financial habits, establish alignment, and agree upon a shared vision.

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The Dangerous Trend of Manifesting and Witchcraft on Social Media

April 4, 2023

Manifesting your dreams is a dangerous trend sweeping through our schools and social media. Manifesting and setting intentions is witchcraft.

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How to Teach Your Kids Patience

March 31, 2023

Help your kids understand the importance of patience through these age-appropriate activities.

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Parenting Adult Children Through Prayer

March 31, 2023

Spending time in intimate conversation with our Heavenly Father on behalf of our kids can take away the feeling of powerlessness that we sometimes battle. These times spent with God can renew our sense of hope, open our eyes to what God is doing now in our kids’ lives, and impact our interactions with our children.

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MISREADING YOUR SPOUSE

March 31, 2023

How false assumptions may be hurting your marriage

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Witchcraft: What Christian Parents Need to Know

March 22, 2023

Witchcraft is a difficult subject to broach in Christian circles. Many people are so uncomfortable with it, they don’t even want to discuss it, and don’t believe it is real.

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DATE YOUR MATE

March 16, 2023

If we are not diligent to date our mate, the business and busyness of life can infringe until we spend less time together now that we are married than we did before our vows.

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FIVE WAYS TO DEEPEN YOUR FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD

March 14, 2023

Just like maintaining a long-distance friendship requires effort, building a close friendship with God takes intentional time and attention.

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How To Get Your Kids Talking

February 28, 2023

As a parent, you know each child is different. Some are talkative, some are not. For children to communicate well, we have to take the first steps to teach them.

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Grow Together in Faith With Family Prayer

February 28, 2023

Praying as a family can be much more than a bedtime ritual.

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DOES YOUR WIFE FEEL LOVED?

February 28, 2023

A husband should care for his wife with the same intensity he nourishes his own body. So husbands must spend time every day doing things that help a wife feel loved.

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Raising Little Boys

February 27, 2023

It didn’t take me long to see my little boy acted differently than his five big sisters.

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TRAINING DAY: HOW HUSBANDS CAN PREPARE FOR ADVERSITY

February 27, 2023

As I strive to honor God in my marriage, I am consistently learning—and observing—that a godly marriage is strengthened when a husband meets the highs and lows of life with consistent faithfulness, love, and devotion.

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4 Essential Parenting Tips to Raising Responsible Kids

February 27, 2023

There’s no magic formula to raising children. There are, however, time test principles that help.

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Prevent the Sexualization of Your Daughter

February 16, 2023

The sexualization of young girls has numerous effects on mental health, identity, and sexuality. However, as a a parent, you can positively shape your daughter’s development throughout the critical ages and stages of her life.

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Teen Defiance? Look for Emotional Wounds

February 16, 2023

If you have been wondering, “Why is my good kid, all of a sudden, defiant?” Emotional wounds could be the underlying culprit.

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FISHING FOR CONNECTION WITH MY HUSBAND

February 15, 2023

Understanding my husband’s hobbies brought us closer together

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4 Parenting Styles and Effective Child Discipline

February 10, 2023

How do you get your children to obey, and what should you do when they won’t?

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Why Has Astrology Become So Popular With Teens?

February 10, 2023

Astrology has saturated social media, teens are drawn to it believing it is harmless.

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I WAS THAT “CLUMP OF CELLS”

February 9, 2023

Despite my relatively thick skin, there is one popular phrase from the mouths of abortion promoters that always gets under my skin: a pregnancy is merely a “clump of cells.” The phrase bothers me for a few reasons.

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HOW TO HELP A FRIEND WHO HAS MARRIAGE PROBLEMS

February 1, 2023

We need the encouragement of friends and family — not just when a marriage begins, but to keep it from ending. Our loved ones can make the difference between relationship life and death.

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IS YOUR MARRIAGE WORTH IMITATING?

January 31, 2023

Our kids are constantly watching us, and how we treat our spouse is probably how our children will treat their own spouse someday. Your marriage is your child’s blueprint for intimacy and relationships.

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WOMEN ADDICTED TO PORN: GOD WANTS TO SET YOU FREE

January 30, 2023

God wants to heal women addicted to porn, just as he did with me. He wants the best for you and your marriage. Here’s what you should know.

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RESPONDING TO THE MUSIC

January 26, 2023

God has called husbands and wives to serve as unique vessels of His love for the other.

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Loving Your Pregnant Teenager

January 24, 2023

Parenting your pregnant teen is a whole new level of motherhood. It can also be a deepening of your relationship.

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Helping Kids Stand Firm While Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape of Transgenderism

January 23, 2023

There is a crucial shift in youth culture, and Christian teens need to understand transgenderism as well as how to respond in love and truth.

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MARRIAGE: A SACRED DANCE

January 18, 2023

A basic understanding of God, and how He created humans, will help develop deeper intimacy in marriage.

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‘ALL ARE WELCOME HERE’

January 18, 2023

Looking at inclusion from God’s perspective

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Are You Protecting Your Kids Enough?

January 12, 2023

There is a balance in protecting our kids from harm and giving them the freedom to fail, struggle, and the skills to succeed.

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What Conscious Parenting Is Missing

January 12, 2023

What do you know about conscious parenting? Learn more about how this parenting approach and how you can develop a healthy relationship with your child starting with your parenting style.

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Mom: Friend or Foe?

January 12, 2023

Ask the Lord to give you empathy for your mother, to help you understand, and to show you how you can love and support her in her struggles.

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids’ Phone Time Under Control

January 11, 2023

Phones are everywhere these days. Knowing how to approach phone time for your kids can be tricky. But here are some strategies for how to create a healthy environment for your kids.

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HOW TO HANDLE ARGUMENTS IN MARRIAGE

January 11, 2023

Conflict can lead you toward a deeper marriage connection

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STRENGTHEN YOUR EMOTIONAL CONNECTION IN MARRIAGE BY BUILDING YOUR FRIENDSHIP

January 11, 2023

Friendship in marriage is vital, but the busyness of life can squelch it. Don’t let emotional connection in marriage fade away — revive it using these tips.

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LOVE FOR THE LONG HAUL

January 10, 2023

With the right spirit and actions, any marriage can be restored.

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Childhood Cancer: God, Hold My Everything

January 9, 2023

Childhood cancer brought the presence of God in ways they never knew existed.

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SIGNS OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE IN MARRIAGE

January 9, 2023

Emotional abuse in marriage is one of the hardest forms of abuse to recognize, but unrepentant patterns are the key to identifying it.

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SETTING GOALS TOGETHER FOR THE NEW YEAR

December 28, 2022

Do you want to draw closer as a couple in the new year? Try sharing and then setting your goals for the next 12 months together.

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5 WAYS TO STAY ON THE SAME TEAM

December 23, 2022

If you and your spouse are going to function as teammates in marriage, you need to actually understand each other’s situation and validate each other.

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LOVE YOUR HUSBAND BY LOVING YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW

December 23, 2022

Learn how to strengthen your marriage and love your husband by building a good relationship with your mother-in-law.

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Christmas Activities That Focus on Jesus

December 20, 2022

Are you looking for ideas to help keep your children focused on the reason for the Christmas season?

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Christmas Devotional

December 20, 2022

Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God! Find time to join us in a Christmas devotional to celebrate our Savior today.

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LET IMMANUEL DELIVER COMFORT TO HURTING HEARTS THIS CHRISTMAS

December 19, 2022

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)

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THE PRACTICE OF PONDERING CHRISTMAS

December 15, 2022

This Christmas, ponder your position with God, ponder the praise of angels and shepherds, and ponder the Son on the cross.

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HOW TO BE CONTENT AS A COUPLE AT CHRISTMAS

December 13, 2022

One awful eve of envy helped me learn how to be content at Christmas instead of creating conflict in my marriage. Here’s what I learned.

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CASH CLASH: WHAT’S BELOW THE SURFACE?

December 13, 2022

If you and your spouse argue about the same money issues over and over, it may be time to look below the surface.

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15 Creative Activities To Do With Kids

December 12, 2022

There are many creative activities to do with your kids that can bring laughter and a sweet time of bonding. Here are fifteen creative ideas to get you started.

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NOURISH: TREAT YOUR SPOUSE IN VALUABLE WAYS

December 12, 2022

When you treat your spouse with compassion, it creates a safe environment to share your deepest thoughts and feelings.

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Why is Advent Important?

December 8, 2022

Why is Advent important? Advent is a time of hope. When we show our children Advent’s profound truths, they receive a higher hope than anything this world can offer.

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Go From “Gimme” to Grateful Kids

December 7, 2022

Teaching children to be grateful and generous is a Christmas gift that can last a lifetime.

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Your Best Present is God’s Presence

November 30, 2022

From God’s perspective, Christmas is the story of a God of love who desires to have a lifelong relationship with you.

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Why Authoritative Parenting Doesn’t Fall Short

November 27, 2022

Does the authoritative parenting style work? Learn more about how this parenting style equips you to discipline and lead your kids well.

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What Is Advent All About?

November 27, 2022

Advent is a beautiful time to remember God’s promises to send a Messiah and how Jesus Christ fulfilled those prophecies.

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Your Best Present is God’s Presence

November 27, 2022

From God’s perspective, Christmas is the story of a God of love who desires to have a lifelong relationship with you.

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UNHAPPY MARRIAGE? FIX IT WITH THESE SIMPLE HABITS FOR MARITAL HAPPINESS

November 27, 2022

How can you fix an unhappy marriage? Learn how you can develop effective, yet simple habits for marital happiness.

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4 HEALING PRAYERS FOR MARRIAGE RESTORATION

November 27, 2022

If your marriage is in trouble, you can cry out to God with these prayers for marriage restoration. Remember that nothing is too hard for God.

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HOW TO PRACTICE TOTAL HONESTY IN MARRIAGE

November 27, 2022

Practicing complete honesty in marriage and having nothing to hide isn’t as scary as you think. Being transparent can transform your marriage.

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WHY WE NEED “OLD PEOPLE”

November 27, 2022

There are mistakes to avoid, history to learn, joy to share and memories to be made. And we can only benefit from joining hands with those who have already braved the journey before us.

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FAMILY STRESS AT CHRISTMASTIME

November 27, 2022

If you and your spouse look for unexpected gifts in your life this Christmas, you just may find a blessing in working together to manage family dynamics during the holiday season.

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Gratitude is Good for a Child’s Health

November 25, 2022

Gratitude rescues us from the trap of negative thinking and helps us enjoy life more. It is an essential trait for parents to develop in their children as they lead them toward a thriving faith.

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6 Ways to Respond to a Strong-Willed Child

November 23, 2022

Raising strong-willed children can be demanding, but it’s also incredibly gratifying. When taught with patience and firm, loving guidance, they can become life-changing leaders.

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DIGITAL DISTRACTIONS

November 23, 2022

Couples in this digital age face new relationship hazards. Although rekindling old flames is a leading concern, experts say it’s not the only one. Read on to discover three other potential problems.

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MARITAL FIDELITY IN A SOCIAL-MEDIA WORLD

November 22, 2022

For thousands of years, husbands and wives have been making bad decisions. But today, enticements often come with a new twist because of the anonymity and accessibility that come with social media.

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