Do You Need Some Encouragement?

Have you ever wished someone would tell you that you’re good at your job, or that you’re raising your children right, or even something as simple as the fact that you can overcome the obstacle in your way?

Affirmation is important to us all. We would all like to be constantly affirmed and told how great we are or that we are doing a good job. Continue reading…

Teaching Your Child How to Be a Friend

Many of the greatest struggles parents face in raising their child have to do with the same thing – their child’s social life.

God made us to need relationships and true friendship is one of the best gifts we can give or receive.

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Setting Rules and Giving Rewards

Earlier this week, we talked about setting rules and boundaries. After you work on the rules, it’s important to have rewards for obedience.

“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands…All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God” (Deuteronomy 28:1-2 NIV).

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Building Something: Quality Time

Being married is a privilege! Having someone to share life’s journey together with is a gift. And in spite of all the craziness life can bring, you can have a great, loving, and successful marriage!

It starts with realizing that great marriages don’t just happen. Great marriages are built. The relationship you have with your spouse is the most intimate and precious relationship you will have on this earth. Take time to develop it so you can enjoy life together.

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How Much Time Do You Spend with Your Child?


There is a popular adage that goes like this, “Children spell love T-I-M-E.”

It’s not just a clever saying, it’s true. Now, there are going to be stages in your parenting journey when it seems that your child doesn’t want to be around you at all, but that doesn’t mean they still don’t perceive your love in the desire to.

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Don’t Try to Make Your Child Be Like You


 We have such big hopes for our children and sometimes those can easily blend into what our own hopes are. It’s a mistake to base our plans for them off what we want. Instead, our plans should be based on what God has for them.

The goal in parenting is not to make our child like us, but to help them become more like God.

I knew an engineer who desired earnestly that his son follow in his footsteps and become an engineer too. However, his son didn’t have his same gifting. He struggled with math, and was flunking Algebra. He was miserable and so were his parents, but his dad was determined that his son would be an engineer.

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