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Category Archives: Building Relationships

Parenting: Children Through the Eyes of Jesus

I was Jesus once. No, not in a dream or some fantasy game but in real life. It’s true. Work with me and don’t question my sanity too much, but for...

Podcast 102: Keeping Sane in the Family Chaos Years

Full House—Keeping Sane in the Family Chaos Years To help couples survive and even thrive through the challenges of keeping a healthy and balanced home life during the psycho, busy years...

Podcast 101: Grandparenting—How to Do It Right

Great Grandparenting: How to Do It Right To coach grandparents the ways to have the greatest and most lasting influence on their grandchildren, looking at level of involvement, the role they...

eZine #47: Talking To Your Kids About Sex & Dating

Sex Talk—Talking To Your Kids About Sex & Dating Talking to our kids about sex needs to be a continual discussion. Many think that doing “the talk” once covers them and...

Parenting: 7-Step Model for Kids—Healthy Internet Use

A 7-Step Social Media Introduction Model for Healthy Internet Use for Our Kids Our world is becoming more and more digital all of the time. We MUST equip and prepare our...

Podcast 90: Family Missions—Serving Together

Podcast 90: Family Missions—The Power of Transformation through Serving Together Taking your kids to a foreign country? Are you serious? Could we really make a difference? What will it do for...

Parenting: Rebellion in Children—How Parenting Rules Are Related

The Heart of Discipline: The Principle of New Covenant Parenting—How Rules Relate to Rebellion in Children   One of my goals as a parent is to see my children be well-behaved and...

Parenting: Summer Days or Summer “Daze”

I totally remember counting the days until summer holidays began. Didn’t we all? Just 17 days until school’s out! Yahoo! It wasn’t like I didn't enjoy the classroom but those summer days...

eZine #37: The Blending of Two Families

eZine #37: The Blending of Two Families This month’s topic is the Blending of two families. The Brady bunch made it look easy! But realistically bringing two families with their own...

Parenting: Part 2—Redefining Boredom

Boredom Creates Opportunities for Us and Our Children In my pursuit to change our response to the word “boredom” in our home, I continually find more benefits of unscheduled time, particularly in...

Parenting: Part 1—Redefining Boredom

Surprising Tools for Raising Successful Children by David McVety I can’t count the number of times that my wife, Melissa, and I have been so caught up in our hectic lives...

Podcast 75: Setting Boundaries in Your Relationships

Unhealthy Attachments: Setting Relational Guardrails Rails are there for your safety – to keep you from going off track. Our world is running wild in relationships and complicating many lives and...

Parenting: What We Taught Our Kids at 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 Greetings or Happy Holidays have all but replaced “Merry...

Podcast 65: Face Time vs Screen Time—Helping Kids Achieve Electronic-Digital Balance

Face Time vs Screen Time: Helping kids with an electronic-digital balance. Great tips to help parents determine healthy rationale for putting guidelines on their children’s use of electronics. Where do you...

Parenting: 5 Things Wise Grandparents Do

5 Things Wise Grandparents Do (and why Grandchildren Rock!) Had I known that grandchildren would be so much fun, I would have had them first. This often-quoted humorous expression warmly shows...