April 13, 2021 by

    BY LINDA WEBER We often wonder how our parenting can make an impact on our kids. These six ways will show you how being a parent can make all the difference. Being a parent, it’s natural to wonder if you make any sort of difference. How can we know if we’re making a difference in… Read more

  • What Should I Do After an Angry Outburst?

    February 22, 2021 by

    By Mike Bechtle Imagine that your spouse hit one of your “buttons,” and you had an angry outburst. How do you repair the relationship? Read on to learn more about anger control. “[The children of Israel] made [Moses’] spirit bitter, and he spoke rashly with his lips” (Psalm 106:33). Isn’t that a great verse? The… Read more

  • Teaching Your Kids to UNDERSTAND (Rather Than Fear) Sin

    February 17, 2021 by

    by Beth Nyhart Christian parents have a lot on their plate. There’s the everyday responsibilities of keeping a child alive, loved, educated, and set up for adulthood. But above all, we carry the weight of responsibility to make sure they know the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. With the world around us coming… Read more

  • Recovering From an Affair

    February 15, 2021 by

    By Erin and Greg Smalley Whether you or your spouse recently confessed extramarital affair, we want to help you recover from the affair amid this overwhelming pain. Note to the reader: Over the years we’ve counseled hundreds of couples who are grappling with the aftermath of marital infidelity. While the details may vary, the pain… Read more

  • Forget “The Talk,” Mama Bears. It’s all about Discipleship

    February 10, 2021 by

    by Amy Davison A few weeks back, our Facebook page had a flurry of comments suggesting great sources to use when you have “the talk” with your kiddos. (And our executive director, Lindsey, just had this exact conversation with her oldest girls, so trust us when we at Team Mama Bear say we value your… Read more

  • How to Write a Love Note to Your Spouse

    February 8, 2021 by

    By Dr. Mike Bechtle A love note doesn’t have to be flowery or sappy. It’s just a way to express your love for your spouse in a way they’ll understand. My wife, Diane picked up her three friends and drove to the restaurant where they were having lunch.  I didn’t know where they were going… Read more

  • Going on a Romantic Date with a Baby in Tow

    February 1, 2021 by

    By Ashley Durand If you don’t have anyone to watch your baby when on a romantic date with each other, don’t give up — all you need is a little creativity and intentionality. Two months after our first child was born, my husband’s career led us to move far away from family and friends. This… Read more

  • Giving Your Spouse the Gift of Self-Care

    January 25, 2021 by

    By Suzanne Gosselin Self-care is an act of stewardship, or caring well for the life God has given you. Rightly understood, self-care in marriage becomes a gift to your spouse. Like many couples, my husband, Kevin, and I are busy. Between work, raising four children, and myriad extracurricular activities, we can find ourselves with full… Read more

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