June 3, 2022

It goes without saying that when you get married you marry the whole family too. No one wants overbearing in-laws, but it’s quite common to experience difficulties at some point in the relationship. Although, occasional conflict isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s how you react to the situation that truly matters.  Get off on the

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May 6, 2022

As any parent will attest, having a baby will change your life. Big time.

However, as Bethany and I discovered over the course of the last year, a new baby can bring a deep, life-changing message at any time.

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December 9, 2013

Last month, I covered the topic of giving kids choices, and how we need to be responsible for both the options we give, as well as accepting the choice that the child makes.  Today, I want to dive into what is very much the flipside to the choices coin – and that is responsibility. Tying

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November 13, 2013

Hi there, friends!  The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about fun ways your family can prepare and celebrate Advent together. If you’re scratching your head and wondering, “What in the world is Advent?” it’s the four week period leading up to Christmas.  Some churches and denominations put

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November 11, 2013

Today, I’d like to cover a topic that one that can be rewarding for the child – and sometimes frustrating for the parent.  That, of course, is giving your children choices.  When they start off in life, we’re obviously making all the decisions for them – what they’ll eat, what they’ll wear, etc.  As they

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October 14, 2013

Remember that old phrase “little pitchers have big ears” ? That’s a phrase that my wife and I have really gained a better appreciation for in our house. And, no, it’s not that we’re worried about them picking up bad language (since we simply don’t use it). But we’ve really be quite surprised by what

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