Never Call Your Child Stupid

There’s a very good reason why parents should never call their child, “stupid.”

It’s because your words are powerful. If you of all people, who know your child best, call them stupid, your child will start to think, “I must be stupid because my dad said I am.”

A person will begin to believe what they hear the most. If at home, all they hear is how they are doing something incorrect or that they never learn, they will begin to see themselves that way.

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Marriage Building: Conversation Skills

One of the top reasons given for divorce is the lack of communication. Communication is a skill that you have to learn, it’s not something you are born with. 

A good talker doesn’t automatically make a good communicator.
Marriage is a mirror of Jesus Christ and the church- He didn’t find a church, He built one. You don’t find a good marriage, you build one.
(Matthew 16:18)

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Praying Together: The Agreement Factor

The Primary Goal:
To avoid being backlogged and overwhelmed by the daily tests and trials of life we will regularly let our requests be made known to God that we may walk together in peace.

There is power in the agreement of two and when spouses set themselves in agreement in what they are believing for lives are changed. Not only do you grow in your relationship with God and with each other, you also become a living testimony for those around you.

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Communicating with Your Spouse

 
“I will think before I speak, making sure my words are good, promoting harmony, edification, and health to the listener.”

How you say it is just as important as what you say.

Communicate; Communication: (Websters) To express oneself effectively. The exchange of ideas, messages, or information by speech, signals, or writing.

 

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Order Precedes Increase

Before God can take us somewhere, we need to know where we are.

This applies to every area of our lives, including our finances. We need to establish financial order in our lives. We must understand that order precedes increase.

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When people come to me for financial help, my first questions to them are, “How much debt do you have? How much do you owe?”

“We don’t know,” they tell me. “We just know we’re in trouble.”

Then I’ll ask, “Where are your bank statements? How much money do you have?”

They’ll say, “Some of our statements are on the kitchen table. Some are in the den. They’re scattered all over the house!”

Proverbs 27:32 says, “Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.” And Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

Friends, a lot of people are perishing needlessly simply because they have no vision and no plan, for their finances, and they have no financial order. These are very natural processes, but they have spiritual consequences.

Before God can do His supernatural part, we must do our natural part. We must get our finances in order, and we must create a plan.

THE TAKE AWAY

Take time to go over your current financial status. Make a list of how much you owe and how much income you currently generate. Create a budget—a spending plan—to begin working toward paying off debt and also to locate areas where you may need to watch your spending.

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First Things First

The new year gives us a renewed desire to set goals, which means getting our priorities in order.
Have you ever had so many things you “need” to do that you don’t get any of them done? It can seem overwhelming! 

When you don’t know what to start on, let God’s Word help determine what priorities to put first in your life this year.
WHAT THE WORD SAYS:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… John 1:1-5

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well… Matt 6:33

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