Resources by Jason Gibson

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How to determine the status of your relationship

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There are hundreds of relationship and marriage satisfaction surveys online. Each an opportunity to answer a list of questions that will tell you where you are with the one you love. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of these tools to help us better understand our marriages, but I am a realist who has […]

Stress and Parenting

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Stress invades our lives. Parenting magnifies it. Single parenting makes it enormous. I had the opportunity to be a guest with Robert Beeson and Kimberly Mitchell on the Solo Parent Society podcast. We talk about the stress of raising children & teenagers on your own, along with practical steps to take for survival. These stress busting […]

Safety and your family: Does everyone know the plan for when crisis happens?

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Considering the tragic shootings at schools, concerts, and other public venues all over the news…answer this question: What will my children (or teenagers) do if crisis strikes?  I don’t know if the family crisis plan you’ve prepared came to mind, but more than likely it did not. Go ahead and let the guilt move on because you […]

Looking for change? Try this.

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Change. We all yearn for it and at times we dread it, but it is an ever present part of our lives. Encountering change is front and center each January. New year, new you; Best year ever; Meet your goals…all these phrases promising change with the hope of something “better.” I’ve learned that in my […]

Road Trip! Make the Most of Your Time with Family

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Fall break is here, school is out, and you might be listening to the sound of your little (or not so little) ones in the back seat on the way to a vacation destination. When I’m steering our vehicle down the interstate with our four children, I have flashbacks to when I was young, wondering […]

Five Small Shifts in Your Home That Will Make a Big Difference

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If you are hoping for growth in more than vocabulary and math this new school year for your children and teens, here are five areas to consider where little shifts will create big differences. Car rides.   Conversations may normally happen face-to-face, but if you really want to get the words flowing, drive your kids/teens somewhere […]

Why My Kid Shouldn’t Study

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I was picking up my son from school and I could tell something was up by the way he pulled open the back door and jumped in. With all my children/teens I can always tell when something is up by the look in their eyes, but there are times when I’m not quite sure if it is […]

Should I Say Something (to my child/teen)?

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I had a moment recently with one of my teenagers, but not one of those heart-warming moments that you see on a Hallmark channel movie. We had to have this “convo” (aka a “conversation” for those of us over 30) because there were some patterns I was seeing her demonstrate that I wanted to address. Nothing […]

Will you spend time with me?

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Walking from the back yard towards the garage, I heard a chorus of children voicing a simple request… Will you jump on the trampoline with us? My mind instantly flashed through every undone task, and after a momentary hesitation I responded simply with “yes”. Ashamedly, I didn’t deserve the squeals of delight that instantly drifted […]

Talking to your children and teenagers about tragedy

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Tragedy happens everyday. With the click of a television remote or the close of a webpage…we can remove this painful reality from our thoughts and go on about our day. When the tragedy happens in our community, there is nothing that can be clicked to remove the heartache at each of our back doors. This is […]