Category Archives for Parenting

How to Build a Positive Connection with Your Kids

Most parents I know want a positive connection with their kids. Many of those same parents struggle with knowing that their children text and talk to their friends more than to their parents. They don’t hear from their kids unless they need something, or have something to gripe or complain about. Both parents and children […]

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Put Your Kids’ Faith to Work with Summer Volunteering

As you’re planning your child’s summer break from school, you may be facing some challenges. Options for keeping kids entertained for the summer sometimes come at a cost. The cost may not be worth the investment. And, for your teenager, finding a summer job may be impossible. You might consider encouraging your child to volunteer. […]

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7 Signs You’re Not Trustworthy

We all want to be trusted. But there are traits that can make a person untrustworthy. One of those traits is gossip. I’ve done this, and maybe you have too. You’ve shared a concern about another person with someone as a way to connect. “Hey, did you notice she’s been showing up late a lot, […]

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7 Priceless Mother’s Day Gifts from Dad to Mom

What a mother wants most for a Mother’s Day gift may not be  a card and flowers. The gifts we give from the heart… The gifts that require personal effort, sacrifice and commitment… The gifts we can’t buy from Hallmark or at the local florist… These are the gifts that mean the most.  These gifts are priceless. If […]

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The Cost of Complacency to Your Faith, Relationships and Work

“Fools are destroyed by their own complacency.” Proverbs 1:32 Do you know a Christian who’s talking the talk, but not walking the walk? They’re casual, but not committed. They’re apathetic, not passionate. It’s called complacency. Jesus calls it lukewarm, and it makes Him want to puke (Revelation 3:16). Increasing complacency among Christians threatens all of […]

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3 Simple Strategies to Change Your Child’s Negative Attitude

Brian and Lisa had a problem. Negative thinking had taken root in their family. What they noticed most was that their children, Kate and Kyle, complained. They complained a lot. Brian and Lisa wanted to stop it. Complaining Children Kate and Kyle were 12 and 10 years old. Their negative attitudes spilled over in the […]

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3 Big Mistakes People Make in Response to Good News

When your spouse, children, co-worker or friend comes to you with good news, how do you respond? Research on how we respond to good news reveals only one right way to respond. There are also 3 wrong ways. Repeating these 3 big mistakes too often can hurt a relationship. My 12-year-old son sometimes talks a […]

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4 Things to Do Today to be Happier in Life, Love and Work

A wise man once said, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones, (Proverbs 17:22 ESV). If you increase your happiness, science says you can expect more positive benefits, when compared to people with less happiness: Life Benefits – Superior mental health – Excellent physical health – Ability to […]

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7 Virtues Every Father Should Teach His Children

Fathers find it difficult to make time for parenting. We have work. We need time for exercise and rest. But that doesn’t excuse us from our responsibility to our children to teach them virtues. The time a father invests in his child’s moral development by teaching virtues is the greatest investment he can make in […]

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