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3 Ways to Love Your Family with Technology

When it comes to relationships, technology has developed a bit of a bad reputation over the years. But before you jump on that bandwagon, consider these 3 ways to love your family well with technology. First, Skype, Google Hangout or FaceTime your college and career kids. It’s a great way to stay emotionally connected despite the physical distance.  Second, post old and new pictures of your spouse or kids on...
May 27, 2019 / Relationships and Communication

5 Ways to Gut Check Your Priorities in Life

How you spend your time reveals a lot about who you are and what you value. So to find out the truth, here are 3 ways to gut check your priorities in life. First, make a list of your priorities. Write out what you value in life—things like your family, your career, or your hobbies. Second, make a list of how you actually spend your time. Be honest about the functional priorities in your life—things like...
May 24, 2019 / Inspirational

All Pro Dad's Day Chapters

Men, will you take one simple action for the good of your child today? I’m Mark Merrill with today’s Family Minute. The action I’d like you to take will strengthen the bond you share with your child, help your child do better academically, and make you a hero. What is it? Start an All Pro Dad’s Day chapter at your child’s school. Simply go to AllProDadsDay.com and click on the How to Start a Chapter link for the...
May 23, 2019 / General

3 Things to Do When a Dream Dies

You had aspirations of doing and being something in your life. But, now your dream just isn’t possible. Maybe an accident or illness took your dreams away. Maybe a divorce or financial problems killed your dream. Every day, people are forced to make a choice…hang on to a dead dream or reach for a new one. So how do you deal with the death of a dream? First, allow yourself to grieve. It’s okay to feel badly or even...
May 22, 2019 / Inspirational

How to Show Your Wife You Love Her

Your wife wants to be celebrated, cherished, and loved.  So here are 4 simple ways to show your wife you love her. First, write your love story and share it with her. Write about how you met, how you fell in love, and how you knew she was “the one.” Second, put together a video collage of your life together. Be sure to include old pictures and home video clips.  Next, create a book of encouragement. Secretly ask...
May 21, 2019 / Husbands

Filling the 4 Chambers of Your Husband's Heart

Just like your physical heart has four chambers that need to be consistently filled with life-giving blood, there are four emotional chambers of every man’s heart that need to be filled as well.  Here are the four chambers. Chamber 1, Validation. Validate his value, his gifts, his worthiness, and his manliness. A husband really does want his wife to see him as her superman, a man who can “leap tall buildings in a...
May 20, 2019 / Wives

Want Respectful Kids? Do This One Thing

There’s no doubt about it: Everyone wants respectful kids. But more often than not, children’s attitudes and behaviors are far from respectful. To combat this, here are 3 ways to train your children to be respectful. First, understand the problem. Focus on how your child treats you—with both their words and their attitude—instead of getting sidetracked by the specific incident at hand. Second, come up with a plan....
May 17, 2019 / General

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