• 4 Tips for Parents Talking to Kids About the News

    November 27, 2020 by

    By Tami DeVine The news can often terrify children. As a parent, you can help your kids sort through news stories they might see on TV. Watching the news these days can feel pretty overwhelming. Those who still get their news from a televised news broadcast (as opposed to online articles or videos) might witness smartphone… Read more

  • Help for Abusive Relationships

    November 24, 2020 by

    By Heather Drabinsky No one should feel unsafe. If you or someone you love is in an abusive relationship, here are some resources to help you take steps toward safety and freedom. A path to safety Are you or is someone you know stuck in a harmful relationship? Here are some resources to help you… Read more

  • Letting Go of Holiday Expectations

    November 20, 2020 by

    By Jill Savage Sometimes the best way to celebrate Thanksgiving isn’t the traditional way Several years ago, my husband and I didn’t spend Thanksgiving with a single one of our five adult children. Did letting go of our holiday expectations feel odd? Yes. Was it best for everyone? We think so. Our oldest daughter and… Read more

  • Why Friendship is Important for Children

    October 30, 2020 by

    By Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’” – C.S. Lewis I don’t know about you, but I can still vividly remember playing sports with friends, laughing, playing video games, dreaming, going to camp, and… Read more

  • Fighting for Your Marriage Through Prayer

    October 26, 2020 by

    Empowered Homes Let’s be honest, isn’t marriage a little more difficult than what you thought it would be? Check that, how about a lot more difficult! It’s ok to admit this because it is the truth. John and Staci Eldredge, a power couple of faith wrote a book a while ago called Love and War… Read more

  • Little Big Dreamers — Nurture Their Talents

    October 23, 2020 by

    By Shelia Erwin Do you know how to nurture your kids in their God-given talents so even when they’re little, they can be big dreamers? One morning in 2014, my husband, Hank, and I were standing together and looking out our hotel window at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. It was one of the big “worth… Read more

  • Marriage: The School of Spiritual Formation

    October 19, 2020 by

    Empowered Homes Would you like to grow in your relationship with God? What if I told you about a course of study you could take that would help you improve your relationship like none other?  Does that sound good to you? If it does, read on! This course of study is part of a unique… Read more

  • 6 Ways To Create a Culture of Responsibility With Our Kids

    October 16, 2020 by

    By John Trent To create a healthy culture of responsibility, it begins with us as parents modeling a willingness to do those small things. Our children will pick up on our actions and will begin to live them out later in life. Watching them do this is in itself a great reward. A few years… Read more

  • Marriage Meditation — The Fruit of the Spirit Is Self-Control

    October 12, 2020 by

    By Bill Arbuckle Getting Started Watch today’s Marriage Meditation video. Read today’s marriage devotion. Share today’s question with your spouse. Today’s Video Today’s Devotion Scripture Reading Galatians 5:22-23 — “The fruit of the Spirit is … self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7 — “God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and… Read more

  • Talking With Your Kids About the TikTok Suicide Video

    October 9, 2020 by

    By Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT We must be aware of what our kids are watching online and how it may impact them, especially in the case of the recent TikTok suicide video that has gone viral. The latest of numerous shocking videos to show up on social media is perhaps the most tragic. In… Read more

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