Five Ways to Provoke Your Kids Without Really Trying
Being too aggressive or physical is about losing our patience or our cool and being too strong with our kids verbally or physically. It is easy to raise our voice to get them to listen, to grab them firmly and jerk them around while trying to get them to obey. Whatever the level, harsh language and […]
Husbands, Give Your Wife Closeness
Marriage Makeover Moment: I am starting to explore the COUPLE acronym developed by Emmerson Eggerichs to help husbands remember what God calls them to do for the next few days. You can read the total acronym on my previous blog 6 Ways Husbands Can Love Their Wives. Each post I’ll list the detailed info related […]
6 Ways Husbands Can Love Their Wives
Marriage Makeover Tip: Next: C – Closeness
I heard something really good and simple at church this week. It goes a little something like this: Do you know why a fish doesn’t worry about a storm that is coming??? Because when a storm moves across the ocean it only can affect about 25 feet of the ocean’s depth. So when the fish […]
Should a Married Woman Have a Man as Her Best Friend?
Many married women (and married men) insist that having a best friend of the opposite sex is perfectly healthy. In fact, they say that opposite sex friends make better friends because they bring very different perspectives to the relationship. But let’s look at a few things here. First, healthy friendship involves emotional intimacy, as well […]
Below is a letter from the known Actor, director, screenwriter, playwright Tyler Perry. I received this letter months ago from Tyler Perry himself when I signed up through his mailing list. It’s a letter he wrote privately to a friend who is struggling with forgiveness for an absentee father. I have this posted in my […]
The Bible says there are three reasons you have to let go of your past and the people who’ve hurt you, and the reasons have nothing to do with whether that person deserves it or not. Forgive those who’ve hurt you because God has forgiven you. Colossians 3:13 says, “Remember, the Lord forgave you, so […]
Is That Really Your Friend?
MARRIAGE MAKEOVER TIP: If your friend knows more about your marriage than your spouse knows about your friendship, you have already crossed a dangerous boundary in your marriage.