Please enjoy our blog where we have written some of our best advice, helpful tips, and things we find helpful. These are all intended to help you individually and in your relationships.

Please enjoy our blog where we have written some of our best advice, helpful tips, and things we find helpful. These are all intended to help you individually and in your relationships.


7 Ways for a Wife to Encourage a Husband

I previously wrote 7 Ways to Encourage Your Wife. Several wives (and some husbands) asked for the counterpart. How do you encourage your husband? Fair enough. I have been guilty of assuming men are simple to encourage, so I had actually written previous posts If a wife wants to encourage a husband and A secret a husband keeps but needs you to know each involving just one thing to do. You should probably read those posts first, but to keep with the women’s post…

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7 Ways to Encourage Your Wife

I’m not a perfect husband… I have learned a few things and I continue to strive to be a better husband. I know, for example, that part of my happiness is found in Cheryl [my wife] being happy. That’s not a “if momma ain’t happy…nobody’s happy...” joke…it’s a reality. I love my wife enough that I want her to be happy. Obviously, I can’t control all the things which happen in a day for her. I can’t stop people from being rude to her as she drives to work. I can’t help the co-worker who is having a bad day to take her bad day out on Cheryl. I can’t stop the pressures and stress Cheryl will encounter…

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How Do You Define Success as a Parent?

Get into the mind-set that everything you do as a parent ultimately is part of validating or nurturing your children. Regardless of your parenting situation, you can erase "control" from your job description and add "validate and nurture." While you're at it, don't forget all that fine print about paying for things, coaching your daughter's soccer team, correcting your son's awful table manners, sitting through countless piano recitals, teaching spiritual values and how to balance a checkbook, driving all over town, disciplining, encouraging, saying no at times and yes at others, setting boundaries…

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Are You Committed to Growing in Oneness?

It takes work to grow in oneness, but the reward is definitely worth it. It takes work to grow in oneness. On a torn envelope, Sarah finds the following note left on the kitchen table one morning: "Sarah, I know you said you would like to spend time with me. I agree that we've really grown apart lately. I think we need to spend more time together, and I know you were looking forward to relaxing for a couple of evenings. Well, you get your wish. The boss called and said I have to work tonight. "By the way, would you mind ironing my golf shorts when you get home? I have a tournament tomorrow…

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Do You Have Realistic Expectations for Your Child

Find out what school personnel expect your child to learn during an academic year.

"When should Daniel learn to add and subtract, multiply and divide?"

"How can I know if Sherrie is reading as well as she should?"

"How well should my child be writing in third grade?"

Knowing what school personnel expect your child to learn during an academic year is one of the first steps toward meeting his needs in the classroom and preventing problems.

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The Divorce Paradox

The kids are not doing just fine.

The Institute for American Values’ new updated report, “Why Marriage Matters: 30 Conclusions From the Social Sciences,” is signed by an impressive list of family scholars ranging from professor John Gottman to professor Brad Wilcox. It concludes: “The intact, biological, married family remains the gold standard for family life in the United States, insofar as children are most likely to thrive—economically, socially and psychologically —in this family form.”

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7 Ways for a Wife to Encourage a Husband

I previously wrote 7 Ways to Encourage Your Wife. Several wives (and some husbands) asked for the counterpart. How do you encourage your husband? Fair enough. I have been guilty of assuming men are simple to encourage, so I had actually written previous posts If a wife wants to encourage a husband and A secret a husband keeps but needs you to know each involving just one thing to do. You should probably read those posts first, but to keep with the women’s post…

Read more

7 Ways to Encourage Your Wife

I’m not a perfect husband… I have learned a few things and I continue to strive to be a better husband. I know, for example, that part of my happiness is found in Cheryl [my wife] being happy. That’s not a “if momma ain’t happy…nobody’s happy...” joke…it’s a reality. I love my wife enough that I want her to be happy. Obviously, I can’t control all the things which happen in a day for her. I can’t stop people from being rude to her as she drives to work. I can’t help the co-worker who is having a bad day to take her bad day out on Cheryl. I can’t stop the pressures and stress Cheryl will encounter…

Read more

How Do You Define Success as a Parent?

Get into the mind-set that everything you do as a parent ultimately is part of validating or nurturing your children. Regardless of your parenting situation, you can erase "control" from your job description and add "validate and nurture." While you're at it, don't forget all that fine print about paying for things, coaching your daughter's soccer team, correcting your son's awful table manners, sitting through countless piano recitals, teaching spiritual values and how to balance a checkbook, driving all over town, disciplining, encouraging, saying no at times and yes at others, setting boundaries…

Read more

Are You Committed to Growing in Oneness?

It takes work to grow in oneness, but the reward is definitely worth it. It takes work to grow in oneness. On a torn envelope, Sarah finds the following note left on the kitchen table one morning: "Sarah, I know you said you would like to spend time with me. I agree that we've really grown apart lately. I think we need to spend more time together, and I know you were looking forward to relaxing for a couple of evenings. Well, you get your wish. The boss called and said I have to work tonight. "By the way, would you mind ironing my golf shorts when you get home? I have a tournament tomorrow…

Read more

Do You Have Realistic Expectations for Your Child

Find out what school personnel expect your child to learn during an academic year.

"When should Daniel learn to add and subtract, multiply and divide?"

"How can I know if Sherrie is reading as well as she should?"

"How well should my child be writing in third grade?"

Knowing what school personnel expect your child to learn during an academic year is one of the first steps toward meeting his needs in the classroom and preventing problems.

Read more

The Divorce Paradox

The kids are not doing just fine.

The Institute for American Values’ new updated report, “Why Marriage Matters: 30 Conclusions From the Social Sciences,” is signed by an impressive list of family scholars ranging from professor John Gottman to professor Brad Wilcox. It concludes: “The intact, biological, married family remains the gold standard for family life in the United States, insofar as children are most likely to thrive—economically, socially and psychologically —in this family form.”

Read more

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