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4 Simple Ways to Bridge the Mother-Son DivideYou CAN connect well with your son by using insight, creativity and perseverance

Father-daughter dances bring delight as tall suits and little skirts whirl around the dance floor. A mother-daughter brunch is bright with “girly chatter.” Adventurous camaraderie…

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“I aimed for perfection as a mom and it just slayed me.”A Connected Families Story

Earlier this year, Connected Families offered our online course Discipline That Connects with Your Child’s Heart and almost one thousand parents enrolled and took the…

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Communicating Love in the Midst of MisbehaviorA Discipline That Connects overview [Podcast Series]

Stacy Bellward is joined by Jim and Lynne Jackson to talk about a message that is essential for discipline situations: You are LOVED no matter…

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12 Reasons for Love-No-Matter-WhatThe best time to express your unconditional love.

Mitch was only in his mid-twenties, but he confidently and warmly welcomed the congregation at a large local church we attended where he was a…

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Mom to Mom:Encouragement to keep you going.

  Last weekend, in honor of Mothers’ Day, we asked the women in our Facebook and Instagram communities what advice, encouragement, or insight they would…

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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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