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Don’t Invite Your Expectations to Thanksgiving

Your family members are gathered for a Thanksgiving feast. As you enjoy delicious food and engaging conversation, you look out across the table and think of how thankful you are for this experience. It's all perfect, except for one thing.  It’s not real.

Here are some all-too-common scenarios that can burst the bubble of unrealistic expectations at Thanksgiving – and what you can do if you encounter them...

Living with Thanksgiving

Why do some people have such a negative feeling toward Thanksgiving?  Taking a look back at Thanksgivings past would reveal that we all have MUCH to be thankful for.

4 Ways to Come Alongside Your Kids to Strengthen Their Faith

It’s a simple fact: most young Christians will walk away from the Church during (or before) their college years. Like other Christian parents, I’m animated to work as hard as I can to address this dilemma, for my own kids and for the next generation of believers.

A Holiday Survival Guide for the Single Person

While I certainly haven’t completely figured out how to navigate the time period from November to early January, there are a few things I’ve learned as a single adult that make the season more enjoyable.
It’s certainly not a definitive list—mainly because everyone’s situation is different—but it’s a good place to start.

When Kids Write Scripts for Grownups

Tired of the same old junk Hollywood keeps giving us? Here’s a simple solution. Find a kid, and let them write the script. Have their parents act it out. Dub the kids’ voices over their parents. You’ve got a (cute hilarious) cinematic masterpiece! Guaranteed.

5 Ways for Husbands and Wives to Face the Holidays as a Team

When it comes to the joy and the stress of the holidays, how do you and your spouse approach it? As a united team? Or do tinsel, gift giving, and extended family get-togethers turn you against each other?

If you and your spouse are struggling to face the holidays together, here are 5 ways you can navigate the season hand-in-hand rather than back-to-back.

Praying Through Your Pregnancy

With doctor's appointments, an expanding abdomen, and ultrasounds, the focus of baby's development is on her physical growth. But just as her body grows daily in your womb, so her spirit is growing and developing. 

Here's a short list of scriptures that will encourage a pregnant mother. They demonstrate the God has His mighty hand on your baby while she is in the womb.

5 Tips to Survive (& Thrive) amidst Thanksgiving Chaos

Sometimes, we’re just enduring Thanksgiving verses enjoying it. We’re just surviving verses thriving. We hold on to expectations only to find them crushed. Discover hope and help to survive – and thrive – amidst Thanksgiving chaos.

3 Keys to Contentment

Often we’re discontent with the superficial things in our lives. We’re trained to want bigger, better, newer, faster, more expensive.
Whether you are struggling to feel content with the material things in your life, or something a little deeper, I’ve found these three principles help to refocus our perspective.

Are You Teaching Your Teen to be Discontent?

When you’re not content, you spend your whole life jumping from one thing to another, always hoping the next thing will be the one big thing that makes you happy. If that’s your approach, it will never happen.

How do we teach our teens to steer clear of this trap?

Building Kids' Character in a Culture of Plenty

Ever worry about building your kids' character in a culture of plenty? Ever wonder if the deck is stacked against you when times aren't tough enough? Learn how you can build character in the heart of your child.

5 Ways to Empower Kids to End Bullying

From the classroom to the internet, bullying can lead to poor self-image in children, and has had disastrous consequences. In fact, members of Generation Z believe bullying is the biggest issue facing their generation, according to new data.

Consider these ideas to help your kids learn how to overcome, avoid and break down the cycle of bullying...

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