Why Couples Need to Read the Bible and Pray Together

Research shows that couples who pray and read the Bible together at home are happier. Couples that are happy together also stay together. This supports the popular claim that couples who pray together stay together. The Myth of Happily Ever After Popular romance movies and novels perpetuate the myth that after the wedding, husband and […]

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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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4 Surprising Things the Bible Says about Happiness at Work

Researchers claim to have discovered the secret to being happy at work. It’s not the pay. It’s not the type of job, the hours, benefits, or the people you work with. These things only factor into being happy at work. The strongest factor in happiness at work is how happy you are away from work. […]

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10 Ways Refusing to Forgive Ruins Happiness and Health

You and I have been hurt. None of us lives very long before we experience disappointment, or betrayal. You may have been abused emotionally, physically, or sexually. Whatever it was, it hurt. Being wounded comes with being human. Forgiveness doesn’t. We’re not born with it. Born to Defend and Protect We’re born with a natural […]

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The Surprising Science of Spreading Happiness

Happiness is contagious. If you’re not happy, take a look at who you spend time with. If you’re not surrounded by happy people, you may need a change. The good news is you have a choice. You can change your attitude, change who you spend time with, or how much time you spend with unhappy […]

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4 Reasons Revealed by Science to Obey Your Conscience

Do you always obey your conscience? Do you sometimes ignore that inner voice that helps you choose the right thing to do? Perhaps you’ve wished your conscience would just be quiet so you could have a “little fun.” Perhaps its nagging keeps you awake at night. Don’t End Up Lost Without a Conscience I haven’t […]

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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 Simple Ways to Invest in Lasting Happiness

Most investments come with the risk of losing everything. But investing in lasting happiness can produce dividends for eternity. I have investments in stocks and bonds. I know with the ups and downs of the markets, I may lose it all. I’m taking that risk with my eyes open to the possibility that the money […]

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Why I Needed Humility to Heat Up My Marriage

Arrogance¬†almost destroyed my marriage. We’d been married three years. Things started to go wrong on our honeymoon. I blamed my wife, and continued to blame her for almost everything that went wrong after that. It didn’t take long for the passion that drew us together to cool off. We could be in the same room, […]

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