Resources by Dixie Walker

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When the Child Becomes the Parent: A Look at Caregiving

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When you’re a child, you think of your parents as old—but not so old they cannot take care of themselves. This is why my four siblings and I never thought about this day coming when our sister, Celeste, the youngest of five children would become the caregiver of our mom who is now seventy-eight-years-old and extremely frail. […]

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 […]

How to Stay Connected While Working [Alone] from Home

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Think about this work situation: The commute is a mere thirty feet to your destination. You have your own private garage to park in. The dress code is of your choosing—yoga pants, t-shirts, or even a robe and house slippers! Also, you can take lunch breaks anytime, anywhere, and for any length of your choosing. Sound like […]

Healthy Homes Aren’t Just About Food

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Have you thought about leading your household to better health—beyond the gym? As we all know, diet plans come and go. Some work while others provide quick fixes that are soon forgotten. You may have heard the saying: “It won’t stick until it becomes a lifestyle.” So it is with eating and exercise. But what […]

Dads Do Things Differently!

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“Throw me in the air again, Daddy!” You may remember making similar requests of your dad as you were growing up. There’s little argument that most dads interact differently than moms do with their children. Some of this relational time is through play; other is through communication efforts. But one thing stands out—dads do about […]

Faith at Home: Calming Children in a Scary World

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Think of a recent dreadful event that made headline news. What was your initial response to it? Did it create a sense of fear and hopelessness in you? Did it make you afraid to continue your normal daily processes—wondering if something bad would happen to you or your family members? Unfortunately, children often experience similar […]

The Impact of a Spiritual Legacy

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Dads, do you ever think of the legacy you’ll one day leave with your children? The word “inheritance” is usually associated with material possessions, but there is another kind of legacy that’s even more valuable. Although it can’t be seen, counted, or measured, a spiritual inheritance is the most priceless gift you can pass on […]

The “It” Factor

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When did you become acquainted with our friend, “It?”  For me, it was sometime during college. It tends to linger in our thoughts for days, months, perhaps years. Long lines of traffic are the perfect time to think about it. Other days, it may sneak up on you during family conversations around the table. Regardless of the setting, […]

Faith at Home: The D6 Family Challenge

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Family Ministry is the latest buzz around churches these days, but what exactly does that mean? Of the descriptions I’ve heard over the past few years, my impression is that family ministry provides opportunities and “tools” to better equip parents in the spiritual education of their children. One of the main focal Scriptures in family […]

Faith at Home: Take Note of It! A Special Focus on Experiencing God

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How’s your memory? Mine—not so great. It’s easy to remember big or exciting things that happen, such as: starting a new job, celebrating a birthday milestone, or a memorable vacation with family or friends. However, when it comes to everyday, ordinary matters—most of us quickly forget the details. But consider the fact that sometimes it’s […]