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Family Fun Night! How to Connect as a Family

One thing that I’ve learned from parenting books and classes (and experience) over the 14 years of being a parent, is you can’t expect your child to want to connect with you, spend time with you, or obey you if you don’t pursue a relationship with them first. If you desire to have a closer, […]

20 of the Best Self-Quarantine Date Night Ideas

“Self-Quarantine” and “social-distancing”—new phrases we’ll never forget.  With everything going on these past few weeks and everything still to come, I have noticed people, including myself, that just need some normalcy.  Yes, we may be self-quarantining, and limiting contact with people, but we still need to have fun, we can still serve others, and we […]

Take the High Road

  Take the High Road Sometimes we pride ourselves on taking the high road. We teach our kids to be the better person. But if we don’t do that willingly and joyfully, if we aren’t serving genuinely from our hearts, it shows and the fruit is lacking.   The other day I was at an […]

Book Review – The 12 Week Year

I just finished up a book and I had to share about it here.  It may not be the kind of book you’d expect to see reviewed here, but I think it’s worth sharing here.  The methods in this book can be applied to any area of your life, including relationships! If you’re wanting to […]

5 Ways to Connect When You Don’t Feel Good

  With the huge number of people suffering from chronic illness these days, I’m sure you know someone who has a chronic illness or you do yourself.  I am one of them.  I’m thankful that my illness is not severe, but more frustrating and annoying, but yet it has left me homebound more times than […]

Nobody wants to be THAT guy…

“I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus replied. “I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret. 21 Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said.” When Jesus said this, one of the officials nearby slapped him in the face. “Is this the way you answer […]

Conversation Starters You’ll Actually Want to Use

In my pursuit of getting better at relationships, I have scoured the internet for really great conversation starter ideas.  Being more of a listener than a talker, I’ve struggled many times trying to think of what to talk about.  And apparently I’m not the only one, because I’ve encountered many people who aren’t able to […]

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