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The 3 R’s of Setting Boundaries for Children

Setting boundaries for children can seem unnecessary. Just adopt a “Go with the flow” attitude or make it up as you go along may seem easier. But the truth is that kids need boundaries. (Psst – so do adults!). And that means that your children need boundaries. But before looking at the why and how,…

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One-a-Day Christmas Books for Kids

Reading Christmas books for kids aloud each day in December is a common tradition for many families. One book each day is standard, but there is no reason to read only one book if your children enjoy read-aloud time. Taking time each day to read Christmas books for the month of December provides families with…

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Eight Habits for a Happy and Healthy Marriage

My husband and I have been married for 36 years. It hasn’t been all chocolates and roses – but we’ve stuck it out through good and bad. Now I can honestly say we have a very committed, very happy and healthy marriage. I believe there are many things that each spouse can do individually, and…

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Giving to the Church: Why It’s Important

For many believers, giving to the church is a sensitive topic. While some people may want to give, perhaps their spouse does not. Or they’re worried about the church misusing the money donated. Perhaps someone had a bad experience with a church in the past which makes it difficult to give. Others may simply think…

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Forgiveness in Marriage and Life

I’ve been sitting here, staring at my computer screen, willing words to come for almost 30 minutes. I’m supposed to be writing about forgiveness in marriage and life. About how important it is. How essential to healthy relationships. How critical to a growing faith. And, of course, about how to do the whole forgiveness thing….