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3 Ways to Influence Your Child's Career Choice

Many studies have shown that parents do have a big impact on what their kids decide to do for a living. Here are three ways to influence your child’s career choice. First, be a student of your child. Watch your kids carefully and take mental notes on their natural skills, interests, and areas of giftedness. Second, validate your child’s gifts. When you see those interests and gifts emerging, it’s important to...
Nov 20, 2018 / General

Boys and Anger: Teaching Boys How to Handle Their Emotions

As our boys start growing into men, one difficult thing they’ll face is learning to deal with their anger. So the next time your son becomes angry, your first step should be to help him identify his emotions. This means exploring together the hidden factors that have contributed to his anger — not just the surface reasons. The second step towards handling anger is teaching your son that he doesn’t have to be ruled...
Nov 19, 2018 / General

What to Do When You're Not in the Mood

When we talk about what a good marriage takes, we like to focus on the basics. We talk about loving our spouse, caring for our spouse, and spending time with our spouse. And while those things are certainly important, there’s a huge part of marriage that we don’t talk about as much…and that’s physical intimacy. When you’re married, you’re called to love your spouse in every way…emotionally, spiritually, and...
Nov 16, 2018 / General

How to Deal with Your Spouse's Bad Habits

She interrupted me mid-sentence…again. He left his clothes in a heap on the bedroom floor…again. Those annoying habits can be frustrating, especially when we’ve asked our spouse to stop doing them so many times. So what should you do? First, ask yourself, “Why does that habit really bother me?”  A habit might frustrate us if we have a certain way of doing things and our spouse does things very differently. Second,...
Nov 15, 2018 / General

3 Problems Kids Face That Aren't Talked About

Every child faces challenges growing up. But culturally, certain childhood challenges come with a greater social stigma. Here are 3 ways your child may be silently struggling and how to support them. First, statistics show that 1 in 10 young people suffer from mental disorders like anxiety, depression, and ADHD. If your child suffers in this way, talk openly with them about it. Create an environment to help them...
Nov 14, 2018 / General

9 Things You Should Never Say to Your Husband

Over the years, Susan has learned that there are some things that she shouldn’t say to me. Maybe you’ve said a few things that didn’t please your husband either. So, what are some of those things you should not say to your husband? Here are a few... “I don’t respect you.” It's a devastating blow when a wife tells her husband that she doesn’t respect him. Another is "Why are you doing that?" A man does not want his...
Nov 13, 2018 / Wives

10 Pressures Your Kids Are Facing

We like to think that kids have it easy—that their lives consist of nothing more than good, old-fashioned fun. But that couldn’t be further from the truth because each day your child faces huge amounts of pressure. They’re pressured to get perfect grades and be accepted into a good college. They’re pressured to “fit in.”  They’re pressured to have sex. They’re pressured to use drugs and drink alcohol.  They’re...
Nov 12, 2018 / General

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