sunday devotion Category

6 things to do when you’re losing a wayward child #parenting

They may be your literal flesh and blood, but that doesn’t mean your children will embrace your values or your rules. Finding yourself challenged with a wayward child can be heart-wrenching, and often makes you second-guess not only yourself but your parenting strategies as well. If you want to get your child back, it’s important […]

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There are no perfect mothers, there are many great ones. #MothersDay

    Mothers are full of various traits that the adults and children of the world need. Often, mothers are nurturing, loving, kind, comforting and leaders. Mothers protect their children, or those close to them, from harm. Teaching either intentionally or by example is what mothers do best. The eyes of a child are always […]

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Marriage: The Final Frontier

   Marriage: The Final Frontier What is it about human nature? Our ability to appreciate the majestic is only rivaled by one thing: our ability to grow bored with it. In 1961, President John Kennedy challenged the United States to put a man on the moon. Throughout that decade, the American public had an insatiable […]

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Loving the Stranger #Marriage

Loving the Stranger You wouldn’t marry a complete stranger, would you? Well – surprise! – if you’re married, that’s exactly what you’ve done. On our wedding day, we all innocently believe the same myth: that we know and understand the person we’re marrying. But every newlywed eventually discovers that getting to know the depths of […]

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Drifting in Marriage 

    Drifting in Marriage Good marriages are like a relaxing canoe ride when the winds are calm and the lake water is as smooth as glass. You just have to be careful you don’t drift. One year, while working as a camp counselor, Craig Jutila grabbed a canoe for a quiet afternoon on the lake. […]

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Riding the Brakes #Parenting 

   Riding the Brakes I see parents all the time who are working very hard to correct their children, but they don’t realize it doesn’t have to be so hard. If they would invest more time in building a relationship—hit the gas a little harder—they would discover it’s much easier to steer. That analogy poses […]

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