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Category Archives: Parenting

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...

Podcast 078: Mental Illness—Understanding the Emotional Turmoil

Headspace: Understanding the Emotional Turmoil of the Brokenhearted What if someone in your family is facing mental health issues? There is so much we don’t understand about how the mind works...

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 075: 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...

eZine #36: The Challenges of Single Parenting

As much as our initial response to the term “single parent” is likely one including an unwanted pregnancy outside of marriage there are a number of other scenarios that can result...

Podcast 073: Facing the Crisis of a Teen Pregnancy

What’s a parent to do? When the news hits, a flood of emotions comes into play immediately. So many questions fill your mind. How much is your fault? What’s the best...

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...

eZine #33-What does God say about sex?

I’m not sure if you have these kinds of posts have come up one your Facebook feed but there have been a lot of negative comments made by “good Christian” young...

Dr. Dave Currie: What I Learned about Life from Climbing Mount Baker

Summiting Mt. Baker in early July this year was “epic” for me. That became our team’s catchword of the day. My adult children had decided to give my Mt. Baker dream...

eZine #32-Overcoming the Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Overcoming the Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse 60% of sexual abuse/assault victims are under the age of 17. Over 80% of sex crime victims are women and 80% of sexual assault...

Podcast 066: A Family Response to Terrorism

Facing Fear and Anxiety: A Family Response to Terrorism To help families talk out and face the growing uncertainty and anxiety coming to children in light of the increasing strife in...

Parenting: Building a Godly Home

Understanding Sweat Equity—Taking the Steps to Build a Godly Home As a young couple nearly thirty years ago, when we clearly had more time than money, we ventured into the ominous...

eZine #31: Preparing For and Facing the Empty Nest

Facing the Empty Nest: Preparing and Responding for When Your Kids Leave Home I'm still in the stage of life where, if I come home and it's quiet, I am excited...

Podcast 065: Helping Kids Achieve Balance with Electronics

Face Time vs Screen Time: Helping Kids Achieve Balance with Electronics Great tips to help parents determine healthy rationale for putting guidelines on their children’s use of electronics. Where do you...