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7 Surprising Joys of Getting Older

I have wandered around in the wilderness most of my life. As I turned 40, I felt like some giants were about to be conquered.

Ladies, let’s embrace this thing called age. There are so many joys of getting older, here are just a few of my favorites....

Don't Settle: He's Not Your Last Option

I'm sure many of you singles are thinking,"I don’t want to give up the guy because he might be my last option." You want to be in relationship. You want to be married. You want the guy. I get it.

I remember those feelings all too well. And that is why I’m writing to you.

5 Simple Tips for Reclaiming Family Time

I assumed that once the diapers came off the busyness of life with kids would begin to settle down.  Boy was I wrong!

It’s actually more like: we immediately filled the water bottles, put on the cleats and leotards, and headed to the gym or the field!

If this describes you, here are 5 handy tips to help us refocus and reclaim our time!

Why We Need ‘Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

Coming to theaters this Thanksgiving, Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) and journalist Tom Junod (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys). 

Why does Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood continues to hold such a dear and tender spot in the hearts of generations of Americans?  More importantly, why do we NEED Fred Rogers' message now more than ever?

How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Your In-Laws

Horror stories about monstrous mother-in-laws, bigoted father-in-laws and clueless sister or brother-in-laws abound in pop culture and media.  With all this evidence that in-laws are bad news, it might seem impossible to have a healthy relationship with yours. But there is hope! Try these steps toward a beneficial and rewarding connection with your in-laws.

School's Out For Summer

How can we make the most of summertime for our teenagers? Let them sleep until noon and have video game marathons? No!  Have them join the work force. Getting a summer job is a rite of passage, a step on the path to independence.

3 Ways to Hear God's Voice in the Chaos

How can we be sure to listen to a voice that is not audible to our physical human ears - especially when we're going through a crisis? Here are three ways we can help our spirits be open to hearing what He wants to tell us.

How to Live Below Your Means

Living below your means is seen by many as a life sentence, not the lifesaver that it is. It can take a crisis like unemployment or a sudden illness to reveal just how far in over their heads they really are. That's when a lifesaver looks really good.

5 Signs The Person You're Dating Is Not Your Future Spouse

Dating someone can bring such a fog to your discernment.  Your heart and your hormones pull out all the stops to keep you from objectively figuring out if this is "Mr. Right" or "Mr. Wrong"!

Let me help you, girlfriend!  Here are 5 concrete signs that will possibly help you from making one of the biggest mistakes of your life!

Fabulous Foodie Flavors

So, you've got guests coming over for dinner, or you're strapped for time and out of ideas for meal ideas?  Not to worry - we've got you covered!   Check out these fast family-pleasing recipe ideas! 

It's all in our "Fabulous Foodie Showcase of Flavors"!  

20 Wild Ideas for a Married Date Night on a Budget

Couples often put dating on the wayside because of finances. But whether you're struggling newlyweds or marriage veterans, dating reminds you why you fell in love. So get creative, step out of your comfort zone, and go on a date—for cheap!

Fun in the Sun

Enjoying the great outdoors is a perfect way to create fun memories with family or friends. All that fresh air is sure to work up your appetite, so be sure to plan a delicious meal to top off all the merriment.

Here are some fun recipe and activity ideas to make your family's summer loads of fun!

4 Marks of a Healthy Marriage

I thought I knew a lot about marriage when we stood before our family and friends thirteen years ago because I had memorized Ephesians 5 and read some books, but the following months proved I didn’t know much at all...
The Lord has been teaching me through our marriage, through his word, through talking with other Christians, and by his Spirit over the last thirteen years. Here are four marks that seem to be present in healthy and growing marriages.

This Summer, a Bible Reading Challenge for Busy Families

For many families, school is out! How about reading the Bible together this Summer?  I know what you're thinking - Is that even possible? Reading the Bible as a family?
 
It is possible, even in a home with busy teenagers. Here's how to set the right expectations and a solid plan.

Letting Go of Comparisons

Instead of looking for the weaknesses in others, here are 5 ways we can focus on accentuating others' strengths.

10 Tips to Stop the Summer Slide

Learning shouldn’t stop just because school is out. In fact, stepping too far away from the books can result in a learning loss. However, research has shown that encouraging kids to read just six books, or 20 minutes a day, over the summer can help prevent the summer slide.

4 Truths to Remember When You Hate Your Body

A licensed professional counselor talks about the power that self-talk has on body image - and how our belief about our bodies can leverage so much influence on how we do overall in life.

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