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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, 2020 / 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, 2020 / 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, 2020 / 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 19, 2020 / General

Every Man's Battle with Steve Arterburn

We’re constantly being bombarded by sexual images—in movies, magazines, television…the list goes on and on. And unfortunately, these seemingly small temptations have the power to ruin relationships. But instead of giving up and giving in, here are 3 ways to fight against sexual temptation. First, fight with your eyes. When tempted, don’t take that second look. Second, fight with your mind. Instead of dwelling on...
May 18, 2020 / Husbands

7 C's for Communicating with Teens

After raising 5 teenagers, my wife, Susan, and I have learned a few keys about communication. So here are 7 C’s for communicating with teens. First, be calm. Rather than go into a conversation angry or upset, be sure to keep calm. This creates an environment for you and your teen to talk without the pressure of emotions. Second, be confident. Teenagers can be very persuasive. But it’s important to stand your...
May 15, 2020 / General

How to Be the Happiest Family on the Block

Let’s face it: No family can be happy all the time. But having a vision of your family as truly happy most of the time is something worth thinking about. So here are 3 ways to be the happiest family on the block. First, spend time together. This means reserving time and energy for your kids in the evenings or on the weekends. Second, celebrate together. Create family traditions to help you celebrate birthdays,...
May 14, 2020 / Family Living

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