10 Verses to Pray Asking God to Bless and Strengthen Your Family
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10 Verses to Pray Asking God to Bless and Strengthen Your Family

A family counselor once shared the following with me… I met with the (Smith) family because four-year-old (Brittany) was having trouble getting along with the other children at her pre-school. As mom and dad took their seats, Brittany wandered the room picking up puppets and books. After a few moments of chit-chat, I asked, ”…

7 Helpful Ways to Guide Your Child Toward a Strong Moral Character
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7 Helpful Ways to Guide Your Child Toward a Strong Moral Character

“You can learn many things from children.How much patience you have, for instance.” ~Franklin P. Jones Don’t you wish each individual child came with a personalized instruction manual? Parenting is both a wonderful rewarding blessing and a humbling challenging responsibility. Some days you feel like an expert and others you’re quite sure you’re a total…

5 Ways You Can Be Positive in a World Full of Negativity
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5 Ways You Can Be Positive in a World Full of Negativity

How would your friends and family describe you? Are you a positive person? How would people on social media describe you? Are you positive there, too? It’s not easy but I typically try to choose words that are loving, kind, and encouraging . . . even when it feels like I’m swimming against the current. I’ve…

5 Important Things to Do When Difficult People Rob Your Sunshine
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5 Important Things to Do When Difficult People Rob Your Sunshine

Okay, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not Suzie Sunshine every day. I know, shocking right?! But like you, I have days when I’m… Frustrated. Annoyed. Upset. Tired. Discouraged. _________. And even on a good day, it only takes one or two interactions with difficult people to make my sunny day gloomy. So,…

How to Have the Relationship You Want with Your Adult Children
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How to Have the Relationship You Want with Your Adult Children

It’s almost that time of year again when families will gather together for the holidays. The time when personality clashes, opinions, behaviors, and attitudes put a strain on the relationship between parents and their adult children. We all want to have ongoing great relationships with our adult children but they don’t always happen easily. But…

Simple Things You Can Do that will Make Thanksgiving Special
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Simple Things You Can Do that will Make Thanksgiving Special

For many of us in America, our Thanksgiving celebration is rich with traditions we enjoy with family and friends. We gather together and dine on must-have recipes that get gobbled up (pun not intended) way too quickly. What if we’re missing some of the best and most important parts of celebrating Thanksgiving out of hurried…