Faith & Family

Guarding Against Affairs

Close calls are virtually all alike. They begin with an attraction to somebody other than your spouse that causes you to think about your time with this individual simply for the pleasure that it provides you. Maybe you’re having regular meetings with someone of the opposite sex for business, shared interests, or volunteer opportunities. Somewhere in this phase, a mere friendship ceases and a close call starts. Now you’re saving topics of conversation for this person. Your conversations

Age Appropriate Chores Can Help Kids Prepare for Successful Lives from a Young Age

Giving kids chores to do not only helps families function as a team unit to accomplish common goals, but research shows chores can also make them more successful later in life. Using data collected over 25 years, Marty Rossman from the University of Mississippi found that children who had done chores since the age of 3 or 4 were more likely to be well-adjusted, have better relationships with friends and family, and be more successful in their careers. Parenting expert and founder of BusyKid.com

Miss to Mrs – A Guide to Changing Your Name

It’s a personal choice nowadays whether to take your partner’s name once you are married. Although no longer expected, many women do still want to have the same surname as their partner, whether this be by taking their partner’s name or by using a combination of both surnames. Either way, there will be legal requirements to any change of name. It’s a big decision to make and it’s often more emotional a process than legal. While some brides can’t wait to take on their partner’s

Whose Day Will You Brighten?

This is going to be a weekly blog post on Sunday. Sundays are a day to relax and refresh. So every Sunday I will post a brief devotional to help you get through your week. Today it is about being generous.  “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” – Proverbs 11:25, NIV Edith lived a healthy, active lifestyle until a fall changed everything. With a broken hip and her arm badly sprained, she couldn’t live on her own any longer. Her son

How to Make and Use a Gratitude Journal

Negativity may seem like just an emotion that we all go through. The issue with negativity is that it can cause reactions beyond just your emotional well-being. If you find yourself dealing with or surrounded by negative thoughts on a routine basis, you may find yourself also feeling depressed and anxious. This can affect your eating, sleep patterns, and much more. One way to get rid of the negative influences in your day is to start finding the gratitude. Journaling can help. Here is how to make

Generosity Starts with the Heart

This is going to be a weekly blog post on Sunday. Sundays are a day to relax and refresh. So every Sunday I will post a brief devotional to help you get through your week. Today it is about being generous.  As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others.” – Luke 21:1-3, NIV Valerie clutched her last
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