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The Power of Joy

“Choose Joy!” is a phrase Jim repeated and prayed every morning on his mission trips with high risk teens. These were kids prone to depression,...

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Family MealtimeEat, relax, connect, and pass the values.

Today’s families are on the go! But it turns out (no surprise) that one of the best things you can do for your family is...

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Words that hurtParenting both the name-caller and name-called

In this Q & A, Jim and Lynne take 4 minutes to respond to a question from a mom and dad regarding their son’s hurtful...

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After you disconnect, it’s time to really connect!Fun campfire questions you can use anytime.

Summer is here!  While it may seem like you are constantly battling the screens at your house… it doesn’t have to be that way.  Sitting...

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Turn Name-Calling into Connection

“You’re dumb!” “No, YOU’RE dumb!” “Well, you’re a loser!” “I know you are, but what am I?” “You’re a butthead!” “MOMMMMMMMMM!!!!” Name-calling between children is...

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Planning a vacation this year? Read this first.How to be intentional as you plan a trip.

Your kids are watching you. Constantly. All the subtle messages from the way you live life are being absorbed by their active little minds, even...

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Family GatheringsWho's in Charge?

Large family holiday gatherings can be tough for lots of reasons. Over-stimulated, over-sugared,  over-excited and under-slept kids are simply going to struggle. But there may...

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Questions to Put the THANKS Back in Thanksgiving

“So, kids, what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?” you ask. “My family, my house, my friends, my dog and Jesus.” (Same answers as last...

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How I Helped My Baby Sleep Without a Sleep Method

Did you find this blog because you Googled, “How do I get my baby to sleep through the night?” Well then, my friend, soak in...

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To Unlock Your Child’s Heart, Just Ask for the Key!

If you are reading this, you probably want your kids to know how much you love them. And you probably tell them often that you...

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