Communication

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Say YES to a New POV

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What a wonderful time of year to be grateful for all the gifts and blessings in our lives! Good health. Employment. Family. Food. Shelter. So much for which to be thankful. But if this is true, then why do so many of us criticize—rather than express gratitude—for the good things going on all around us? […]

Does Thankfulness Really Matter?

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We’ve all heard the saying: “Have an attitude of gratitude!” But why bother? After all, some days we just don’t feel thankful! Besides that, can feeling grateful—or showing thankful actions toward others—cause any real beneficial impacts for anyone? A few years ago, I heard one man’s testimony that did just that! This man is like […]

Teaching Kids the Importance of Forgiveness

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Are you familiar with the childhood game often referred to as “Got you last”?  The object of this game is to tag someone and then run away from them as fast as possible while yelling, “Got you last!”  The final person to be tagged is considered the loser until they tag someone else. This game […]

Seeing the Up- and Downside of Social Media Use with Teens

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There has been a lot of buzz in the media lately about teens and their use of smartphones and social media. Most of us have heard horror stories about cyberbullying, “sexting,” and other risky online behaviors. For parents, this information can feel overwhelming. How do we compete with the powerful lure of “likes” on social […]

How to Talk with Your Kids About Sex

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It’s that question parents universally dread hearing from their child’s mouth, “Mommy, what’s sex?” From the back seat of my car this inquiry sounded loud and clear from my five-year-old son’s mouth. At the time, we were driving toward his school that morning when he decided it was the perfect time to get his question […]