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New Books for 2018

New Books for 2018

A new year means new books! We’re rounding up some of the most anticipated books of the new year. Now is the time to create your reading list for 2018. You’ll want to curl up every day with these books that offer inspiration, comfort, spiritual guidance, and motivation. 3…2…1…let’s get reading! 1. The Case For

The Secret of Every Happy Marriage

I have conducted marriage seminars all over the world for many years. In my talks I often ask a question that gets the same response wherever I ask it. There are actually two questions I ask. The first is: “How many of you grew up in a home where one parent was clearly dominant over

Teaching Our Children Through Parables

Parenting is hard. I think it’s safe to say that every parent can relate to that statement. So many times I find myself crawling into bed at the end of the day, completely beat. It is in those quiet, dark moments that I find myself questioning my actions throughout the day. Did I react too

Messy Moments of Parenting

“Oh, your kids were so good. They didn’t fight at all. I can watch them anytime.” Have you ever heard words similar to that when picking your kids up from the sitter or after returning from a night out with the hubs? It sounds like a compliment. It is a compliment. While I’m always thankful that they

Good Parenting and the Bible: Two Things That Are Always In Style

Recently my husband and I attended a seminar entitled “Parenting In The Digital Age”. The purpose of this seminar was to teach parents how to protect their children against the technological threats that assail families from inside and outside of the home. As you might expect, we learned about the latest apps to monitor our

How Long Will You Wait to Forgive?

I hadn’t seen my father for ten years. I had no photographs of him at all and just a vague memory of his face the last time I saw him. When we pulled up to the VA housing complex in Sarasota in our rented van, Duncan saw him first. “There he is.” He tipped his head to point.

A Praying Parent

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. – Deuteronomy 4:9 Compared to parenting, every other challenge is child’s play. Being

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