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5 Things Men Must Know about Women

This week we are featuring the 5 most popular Family Minutes from 2010. Today is Number 5...That's often a source of confusion and comedy for men. But understanding what a woman wants is no laughing matter. In her book, For Men Only, Shaunti Feldhahn breaks it down for us. She says that men need to understand that a woman wants to go beyond logic and knowledge in relationships. Women need to "feel" five...
Jan 01, 1970 / Husbands

Do You Remember?

Do you remember your first date with your wife? What about the first time your husband kissed you? Thinking back to those early days of dating is a great way to rekindle the passion in your relationship. If it's possible, re-create your first date or re-enact your marriage proposal. Spend time just sitting on the couch together talking about what you thought the first time you met . . . or when you realized you...
Jan 01, 1970 / Dating Your Spouse

Thanksgiving Pardon

Every family has those moments. You know the ones…the grownups who just can't seem to get along when the family gets together for the holidays. Well, why not take a page from history? For many years, the Presidential family has been given a turkey for their family meal. The bird is intended to be roasted, fried, baked or fricasseed, but instead of getting what he deserves, the President pardons the poultry. ...
Jan 01, 1970 / Holidays

Your Natural Resource

In our search for new energy supplies, we are learning more about the value of our natural resources and how to harness and channel them in the right direction. Well, you have a very valuable "natural resource," and it's important that you T.A.P. into it. T stands for Take … take a personal inventory of your strengths and write them down. A is for Ask…ask people you trust what they see as your greatest...
Jan 01, 1970 / Inspirational

Living Life in the Dash

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. The dash…it's what we do between the time we're born and the time we die…that's what's most important. It's critical because the dash is your identity…it's who you are—husband, wife, mom, dad. The dash is your influence…it's how you touch the lives of others. ...
Jan 01, 1970 / Inspirational

Check your Attitude

Consider what author Charles Swindoll says: "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than the past, than education, than money, than what people say or do. The remarkable thing is that we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We...
Jan 01, 1970 / Inspirational

A Surfer, a Shark and a Story of Survival

Bethany Hamilton dreamed of being a professional surfer, but at 13, she lost her arm in a shark attack. You'd think that would be the end of her career plans, but that's not the case. The new movie, Soul Surfer, will show you three things that Bethany did to realize her dreams. You can do them, too. First, put the pain aside. Before you can do anything about your circumstances, you have to be able to move...
Jan 01, 1970 / Inspirational

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