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Why Allowances Don’t Work

Why Allowances Don’t Work

Have you ever wondered why allowances don’t work? We don’t believe in paying a child simply for being part of a family. We’ve seen too many grown kids who received paychecks from a family business, not because of their diligent efforts, but simply because of their relationship with the owner of the company. The result was

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How to Hear God’s Voice Above the Noise

Have you ever wondered how to hear God’s voice above the noise of daily life? Sometimes we hear people say, “God told me such-and-such,” and we secretly wonder, How did you know that was God? Elizabeth Alves wrote, ‘God spoke to me’ is one of the most misunderstood phrases among His people; it can create

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Keeping a Spiritual Fitness Routine for Kids During Summer Break

I’m not good with lack of routine.  Some people thrive on spontaneity; I thrive on order and structure. Sticking with a routine for kids during your summer break can be challenging, but I’d argue that routines are still very valuable. While vacations are a wonderful, much-needed break, it can be hard to stick with things like

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Creating a Summer Camp Schedule and Atmosphere at Home

Summer is well underway and parents everywhere are hearing two dreaded words: I’m bored! The experts say that it’s good for kids to be bored; in boredom, they become creative and find their own things to do. That may work for the experts, but in my house, boredom leads to two things – sibling squabbles and too

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