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Mom to Mom:

Last weekend, in honor of Mothers’ Day, we asked the women in our Facebook and Instagram communities what advice, encouragement, or insight they would give to moms just starting out on their parenting journey. One consistent theme emerged: GRACE –…

Kids Are Like Puppies

Little kids are kind of like puppies. They usually love unconditionally and are often forgiving when parents make mistakes of all kinds. Mom nags, child whines, they get through it and get back to normal quickly. Dads yell, kids cry, but…

Loving the PARENT of Your Reality

As you head into the holiday season there’s a good chance you’ll spend more time with your extended family than you typically would. With that in mind, we invite you to observe and think about your relationship with your parents…

What Could Have Ruined Our Marriage

During our 30+ years of marriage we had occasionally heard of couples ending their marriage due to infidelity. But, for whatever reason, in 2015 Lynne and I heard story after story of marriages falling apart caused by affairs. It broke…

Need vs Want

I plopped down on the couch with a friend and lamented about my latest parenting challenge. “I just need to learn to calmly follow through with a clear consequence. I keep getting in this nagging cycle. I need to stop…

Make Easter Real to Your Kids

Making Easter real to your kids can happen when you’re NOT at your scrubbed and shiny Sunday best! “Stop arguing and get moving – NOW!” “NO!!!!” my strong-will son responded with steely determination. I had frequent conflicts with Daniel, our oldest child.…

Biblical Discipline

Disciplining our kids is usually the most frustrating, confusing part of parenting. The stakes are high, because what kids learn when they are disciplined will last a lifetime. In our work with parents, we have seen that well-intentioned efforts often…

6 Practical Ways to Show Love to Kids

One of the best times to show love to your kids is when they are misbehaving. Anger, frustration and lecturing are standard reactions to a kid who does something wrong, but do they work to change behavior? I worked with…

Advice for Dads

Dear Dads, We are a big deal.   Our kids look up to us in a unique way. They need our affirmation and approval. Statistics show that kids who get a father’s love tend to soar well into the world, and…

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