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Parenting: BUBBLE WRAP CHILDREN: How Shielding Kids From Suffering Works Against Them

After speaking eight weeks this year to a Vancouver-based group of 150 parents in our iParent Series: Formatting the Next Generation, I received this amazing thank you gift pictured here. The...

Marriage: Spring Cleaning of the Soul

Spring is the time of year for "spring cleaning". It is called so because of the urge most have for a new beginning—to deal with the clutter in our homes after...

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...

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...

Marriage: The Power of Shared History

The Power of Shared History I have a unique, one-of-a-kind Shared History with Donalyn. It may be the richest gift we share with someone as human beings. Truly appreciating this mutual journey...

Marriage: Gifts at the Wall

Gifts at the Wall: Showing Reconciliation Intention   What is a WALL? A WALL is an intentional, emotional barrier that prevents relational connection. What causes these WALLS to go up? These     interpersonal...

COVID Cautions

Wisdom on Facing Pandemic Danger I am going against two personal convictions in writing this article. First off, I deeply dislike stirring up controversy. I have always wanted people to remember...

Marriage: The Top Questions to Ask BEFORE Getting Engaged

LOVING WITH YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN: The Top Questions to Ask BEFORE Getting Engaged  Love is not only blind but sometimes it is plain stupid. Whether naïve to real issues and in...

eZine #50: Determining Sexual Variation in Marriage

One of the biggest reasons for divorce is issues in the bedroom. There are varying reasons for this, from sexual abuse to distorted understandings about sex often taught by the church...

Parenting: Obedience Beyond Parenting

Obedience is not about "Do this or else" but an offer to "please stay close and safe”. I was struck recently by something that maybe should be a given, but I...

Parenting: Internet Safety and Software for Every Device in Your Home

We all struggle with keeping our family safe and secure, especially in our world of easy and often-unsecured Internet access. You may be asking yourself where to start and how to...

Marriage: Ripe for the Picking—The Top 10 Signs of Vulnerability to an Extra-Marital Affair

“Ripe for the picking” are words that describe fruit on a tree that is perfectly ready to be taken and devoured immediately - fresh, enticing, and delicious. The same concept can...

Marriage: Helping Your Husband Battle Pornography

So, your husband is into pornography and you found out. Well, you’re not alone. This battle with the lust monster is a rising problem across the entire societal grid. With the...

Marriage: Forgiveness Part 1—What Does Forgiveness Look Like?

Forgiveness Part 1—What Does Forgiveness Look Like? The hurt and disappointment was eating me alive. Maybe you have felt it too. I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t eat. I didn’t laugh. I...

Marriage: Commitment—The First Pillar of an Amazing Marriage

Commitment—The First Pillar of an Amazing Marriage There was a time not too long ago when "till death do us part" meant just that. Divorce was rare and considered taboo. Okay,...