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All posts by Mariah Johnston

Tough Seasons of Parenting

Tough Seasons of Parenting How to Make It Through   When we are in the middle of each season of parenting, we think it’s going to go on forever. The day-to-day...

eZine #70 | The Greatest Joys of Being a Parent

June eZine: The Greatest Joys of Being a Parent The truth is—my primary days of being “Dad” are over. Sure, I still hold the title and always will. But at best,...

eZine #69 | The Downward Spiral of Worry

May eZine: The Downward Spiral of Worry We are in a season that understandably spawns worry. Frequent media coverage incessantly repeating unnerving words like world-wide pandemic, infectious disease, death tolls, quarantine,...

The Downward Spiral of Worry

We are in a season that understandably spawns worry. Frequent media coverage incessantly repeating unnerving words like world-wide pandemic, infectious disease, death tolls, quarantine, and the need for social distancing causes...

eZine #68 | Help and Encouragement During COVID-19

April eZine: Help and Encouragement During COVID-19 Dr. Dave With a Word of Encouragement These are strange times that we are living in, aren't they? Truly, they are unprecedented and something...

Social Distancing or Social Exclusiveness

How Forced Changes of COVID-19 Can Improve Your Family Our current health crisis has called for social distancing. We are to stay away from others… 6 feet away! We are to...

A Note From All Of Us At DFR

To the Doing Family Right Care Network,   We are truly living in unprecedented times right now and from all of us here at Doing Family Right, we want to extend...

Parenting: Coaching Pre-Teens on “SEXTING”

Some of you have already bristled wondering why this topic is even being discussed in a public forum. Stop. Don’t get your back up yet. Hear me out. Other parents are...

eZine #67 | The Role Of A Lifetime Valentine

February eZine: The Role Of A Lifetime Valentine 5 Roles of a Lifetime Valentine What is a lifetime valentine? For me, it’s synonymous with success in marriage. It is best described...

eZine #66 | The Unbroken Line

January eZine: The Unbroken Line Passing On Your Faith To the Next Generation Seventeen years ago, Canadian Hockey Legend, a true friend, and a man I so look up to, Paul...

Parenting: An Unbroken Line Of Christians

Passing On Your Faith to the Next Generation Seventeen years ago, Canadian Hockey Legend, a true friend, and a man I so look up to, Paul Henderson, gave me this challenge....

eZine #65: What To Teach Your Kids This Christmas

December eZine: What To Teach Your Kids This Christmas I’m the out-spoken “Merry Christmas” guy in a world where it’s not politically correct. It’s my part of the fight. Though Season’s...

Marriage: The Power Of A Full-On Apology

To keep any relationship strong, it is as much about how well you forgive as it is how well you love. The apology-forgiveness cycle is one of the hardest skills to...

Marriage: The Kite & The Blender

The Kite & The Blender: Approach Extremes to Stress and Conflict The kite and the blender. To be honest, I see a lot of this between couples. Often, these two extreme...