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Living Life in the Dash

What are you doing with your “dash?”

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When you look at a tombstone, you see a name, something nice about the person, the year they were born and the year they died…and a small dash in between.… read more
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How Building a Tree House is Like Building a Relationship with Your Child

How is building a tree house like building a relationships?

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When our boys were young, we built a tree house together. I learned some important parenting principles from building that tree house.  Here are four of… read more
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How to Make One-on-One Time with Your Child Special

Looking for a way to make your kids feel extra special?

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You may have heard me say…your kids spell love T-I-M-E.  And spending one-on-one time with them individually is a critically important way to communicate… read more
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Fight for Your Marriage, Not Your Pride

Are you fighting for your marriage or your pride?

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In his book, Uncommon Marriage, Tony Dungy shares why couples often fight harder for their own pride than for the good of their marriage.  He says “it… read more
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New Research: Teach Gratefulness by Giving Your Kids Less

Is the greater part of your day spent pleasing your children?

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Unfortunately, our culture constantly tells our children they need more and more.  And most of the time, that “more” has to come from us.  As parents,… read more
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3 More Ways to Help Your Marriage Feel Less Stressed

Are you ever overwhelmed by stress in your marriage?

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Here are 3 ways to help your marriage feel less stressed. First, help more with the kids.  If you’re the kind who constantly delegates parenting responsibilities… read more
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Are You Sure You Can Make Medical Decisions for Your Child?

Are you sure you can make medical decisions for your child?

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Recently, a friend asked a small group of us that question. We all had unmarried adult children. She explained to us that if our any of our children were… read more
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Building a Firm Foundation for an Uncommon Marriage

How do you build a firm foundation in your marriage?

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In his book, Uncommon Marriage, Tony Dungy writes “So many problems in marriage occur when spouses notice that the intense physical attraction is no longer… read more
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So, You Want to Call it Quits in Your Marriage?

So, you want to call it quits in your marriage?

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For some, calling it quits means living in the same home, but giving up on any hope of a healthy marriage.  For others, calling it quits means separation… read more
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A Daily Checklist to Avoid Storms in Marriage

Are you prepared for the storms in your marriage?

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The weather app on my phone gives me a forecast for the cities I travel to.  Recently, I began thinking how helpful it would be to have a marriage app…an… read more
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How to Have a Simple but Memorable Valentine's Day

How can you make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one with your spouse?

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Make this Valentine’s Day count with your spouse by creating a fun, new memory together.  Here are 10 creative Valentine’s Day date ideas.  Number 1: Go… read more
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Are You Equipped to Protect Your Family from Pornography?

Are you equipped to protect your family from pornography?

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Recently, my adult sons and I decided to watch a movie together.  Half way through the movie, a very inappropriate scene unfolded on the screen…I was shocked. … read more
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