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How Do I Keep My Kids Safe Online?

Getting your child a smartphone because "everyone has one" creates a massive responsibility for parents.  Today's smartphones mean our children carry around 24/7 computers - along with all the Prevalent dangers to their well-being, mental and moral health, and safety.

Here are 5 ways we can begin to keep our kids safe online....

3 Things COVID Exposed to Me about My Marriage

When you got married, you likely assumed the biggest source of contention between you and your spouse would be either in-laws, or money, or child-rearing. But then COVID-19 showed up like an uninvited houseguest and overstayed its welcome for most of 2020.

7 Simple Ways to Find Faith in the Chaos

I want faith to be an important part of my life, but some days there seems to be no room for it because everything else is pushing it out of the way. These seven tried-and-true tips revive my faith, no matter how busy I am, and I think they will help you, too.

How to Lose Weight with Mindfulness

What if I told you that the best weight-loss plan doesn’t cost a dime? It doesn’t involve a new fad, it doesn’t involve you giving up your favorite foods, it doesn’t make you count points or read labels, and it doesn’t involve meetings or expensive, frozen pre-made meals that taste like chalk. It’s true!  Here's how....

5 Types of Women That Make Bad Wives

Since Proverbs 31 paints a picture of an excellent wife, does that mean there’s such a thing as a non-excellent wife?  If you’re a single man, you should want to know. If you’re a married woman, or a woman who one day wants to be married, you should want to know, too. No woman wants to be a bad wife. No man wants to marry one, either.

So… what type of woman makes a “less-than-excellent” wife? 

3 Reasons to Keep Hoping Instead of Giving Up

In the midst of our darkness, the prospect of giving up feels almost inevitable. Why cling to hope if it’s just going to result in more suffering?  All I can do is offer three simple reasons to keep hoping instead of giving up.

Caffeine’s Benefits and Dangers

Many people forget—caffeine is a drug. It alters mood, behavior, and the chemical workings of your body. There are probably more people addicted to caffeine than any other drug on the planet. Maybe more than all other drugs combined. So you might be surprised to hear me say—that’s not necessarily a bad thing....

Sharpen Students’ Minds with Proper Nutrition

Bells will soon be ringing, and parents may experience déjá vu for the first several weeks of school. That’s because the early part of each new school year is commonly spent reversing the effect of “summer brain drain” – when kids lose skills they mastered the previous year.

How can a proper diet help reverse this trend?

8 Reasons Why a Boring Marriage is Beautiful

If we’re in a boring marriage, the how-to’s and quick tips come quickly in an effort to shake things up. But is it really a sign of a problem? Should we be worried if we think our marriage is boring? Maybe boring marriages aren't such a bad thing.

Maybe a boring marriage is the sign of a beautiful marriage. Here are 8 reasons you might not have considered for why a boring marriage is beautiful.

Fall Into a Fitness Routine

Fall is notorious for comfort foods like pumpkin spice lattes and game day nachos. Combine these tempting seasonal staples with darker, shorter days and it can be hard to maintain an active mindset. Despite the enticement to indulge, you can keep your active lifestyle going or even kick off a new fitness regime with these tips.

What You Are Wearing To Church

When the outfit becomes more important than the attitude we wear to church, we are in big trouble!
Here is something to think about before Sunday: Wear your best to honor God, or come as you are? YES.

How to Answer Little People's Big Questions

We’ve all been asked questions that we have absolutely no idea how we’re supposed to answer, let alone on a kid-appropriate level. Spiritual preparedness is the only key to responding to the wacky, weary, out-of-bound inquiries pint-sized people can ask.

Here are a few actions to find the right answers.

10 Immediate & Tangible Ways to Help a Grieving Friend

Each year in the U.S., over 8 million people suffer through the death of someone in their immediate family. My three boys and I are now a part of those statistics.

I hope this list will be shared and used as a resource to guide others in reaching out to someone who is in the very beginning stages of dealing with the loss of a loved one. 

Emotionally Preparing Your Children for Back-to-School Season

Between sheltering-in-place, online learning and time away from friends, many children will need a little extra support as they head back to school this fall.  
Here are some tips to help you emotionally prepare your children to return to school with confidence, optimism and excitement.

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