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5 Traits of a Good Friend (and How to Help Kids Develop Them)

5 Traits of a Good Friend (and How to Help Kids Develop Them)

As a mom of both young kids and older ones, I’ve learned how important it is for my children to find good friends. It’s been said that we are most like the five people with whom we spend the most time.. This is especially true for our kids. Kids pick up characteristics they see. They

Everything is Better with a Friend

Does your family create a summer bucket list? My kids gave me a long list of things they want to do once school gets out. It includes going to the zoo, the park, museums, and the beach. They would like to make crafts, host play dates, and have sleepovers with their friends. These activities all

Friends With God

Editor’s Note: Billy Graham has spent a lifetime evangelizing those who don’t yet know Jesus, exhorting believers, and encouraging us to remember who He is and who we are in Him. Enjoy these two short devotionals from Dr. Graham’s devotional Our God of Comfort and Hope. There is a friend who sticks closer than a

Helping Our Kids Build Godly Friendships

I’m not a helicopter mom, but I am a protective mom. I freely admit I shelter my kids. Not from everything, but from a lot of things – especially foolish friends. It’s odd but sometimes we talk about sheltering or protecting our kids as if that is a bad thing. But as I think back to

Hopelifters Need Hopelifters, Too!

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. — 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “How do you fill your pitcher?” I’ll never forget hearing the speaker’s words as she finished pouring water into several glasses and held up an empty pitcher. I could relate to feeling empty after pouring

Women Supporting Women: When Burdens Are Too Heavy

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. — Galatians 6:2 Some plants — like tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, hollyhocks, delphiniums, gladiolus — need extra support in order to thrive. Their flowers or fruits are usually too heavy for the plant to support, and sometimes that fruit could rot if it touches the soil

Difficult Conversations: How to Create Clarity in Conflict

Be Clear about “You” and “I” Any good confrontation takes into account that two people are involved. This sounds obvious, but it really isn’t, and it is an essential part of an effective boundary conversation. One reason you have a problem in the first place is that you and the person you want to confront

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