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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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Your Parenting Skills Are Not the Most Important Thing. This Is.

Jesus said that “smart carpenters” build a sturdy house on solid rock. Then when the storms of life hit, nothing will move the house. This…

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Getting the Best Out of Our Kids

The way to get the best out of people is to orient people toward others. Think about it. When are you at your best? It’s…

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The Best Vacation Ever

Tom was worried about taking his family on a short mission trip to a South Dakota Indian reservation. He told me, “We’re really interested in…

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My Worst Parenting Nightmare…

It was every parent’s nightmare – over two hours at the allergist’s office with three young children. The kids and I all took turns alternately…

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When Life Gets Sucked Out of Our Family

Sometimes technology feels out of control. I am chief offender in our home. Two hours can pass and, if I’m completely honest, I don’t really…

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What’s Our Family About, Anyway?

Have you ever wondered what your family is “all about”? I asked this of coaching clients Ted and Dawn recently. They had come seeking help…

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Do You Have a Positive View of Your Child’s Future?

The Search Institute has done years of research on how kids turn out to be healthy, contributing members of society. They are probably most well-known…

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Does Your Family Have a Purpose?

Our family likes to have plans in the works for the upcoming year. A possible Florida trip this spring to see family? What about our family’s…

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How to Make Sure Your Kids Will Want to Stay

What if the way you disciplined your kids had the power to turn their hearts toward or away from the safety of your love, your home, and even God?

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