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24 February 2015
Category:
Parenting
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No Perfect Parent

Recently I learned about four parenting styles. I want to share them with you so you can reflect on how your parenting approach may be contributing to the problem of getting your child to obey. First I want to start off with the permissive parent. If you fit in the category you are a parent […]


2 February 2015
Category:
Dating
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Dating after Divorce

  Divorce can be a scary and complicated process to go through. Once your divorce is final, when is it the right time to begin dating? I am a divorce mother of a special needs child and here are three things I did after my divorce to help me to begin dating. 1. Seek Counseling. Going through […]


14 January 2015
Category:
Family
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Surviving Christmas as the Non-Custodial Parent

Christmas can be the most difficult time of the year to be without your child. Seeing all of the Christmas decorations and Santa’s in the malls, kids running around being festive about the holiday season can leave you feeling overwhelmed and depressed. Every parent wants to see their child wake up Christmas morning to open […]


28 August 2014
Category:
Family
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Faith, Family, Friends & Fun

God has blessed me to have such an awesome family.  Just to think about the many blessings he has bestowed upon us is actually overwhelming sometimes.  From the time that my girls were babies up to now, I have to admit that I have enjoyed being a family man.  We are always doing something together. […]


2 July 2014
Category:
Family
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When Should I Discuss Sex With My Children???

The bible lets us know that children are gifts from God.  No matter how they are conceived, they are still God-given gifts of life.  When children are born we see them as one of the most beautiful sites ever.  Just to hold them in your arms is such an unexplainable feeling.  We know that as […]


6 February 2014
Category:
Family
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Don’t Forget About the Family!

Sometimes we can get so caught up in the cares of the world that we forget about the things that really matter.  One main thing that we should always stay up on is “the family.” I am a firm believer in the institution of family.  Outside of our faith in God, family should be our […]


Talk Rituals: The Most Important Marriage Ritual of All

Rituals in marriage are the things that happen often, are planned together and special mostly to you and your spouse.  Read the Rituals in Marriage and 3 Types of Rituals in Marriage posts in this series to learn more about rituals. One of the most common communication techniques taught to improve marriage is that couples […]


3 Types of Rituals in Marriage

Rituals in marriage are the things that happen often, are planned together and special mostly to you and your spouse.  Read the Rituals in Marriage post in this series to get more details. Almost anything can be turned into a ritual of connection, if the focus is on the relationship.  If just one person likes […]

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