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An Outside Influence

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For many parents of teens, they may look back fondly on earlier days of parenthood when their children were younger and could be easily persuaded to make the right decision. Young children often have a very clear motivation for obeying their parents: to do the right thing or to be a good child. Realistically though, […]

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The Struggle is Real: Unhealthy Communication

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It may surprise you to know that only thirty-one percent of the problems that couples experience are conflicts that can be resolved. The other sixty-nine percent of the problems are irresolvable perpetual issues. Both marriages with high marital satisfaction and those on the verge of divorce experience these same ratios. So what is the difference […]

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The Struggle is Real: Priorities

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In what areas of your life do you operate intentionally? Many people are intentional about their career path, the pursuit of their financial goals, the attainment of their retirement plans, their spiritual growth and even their charitable giving. Far too few of us, however, devote the same intentionality to maintaining and enhancing the relationship with […]

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The Struggle is Real: Sex

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The beginning of a romantic relationship, and often the “honeymoon” stage of a marriage, abounds with passion. A person feels “butterflies” when near their partner, their thoughts turn to their partner frequently and with a daydream-like quality, they just want to be with their partner, talk with their partner, and touch their partner. Over time, […]

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The Struggle is Real: Marriage Expectations

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It seems no one has “Rose Colored Glasses” quite to the degree as couples who are engaged or “Just Married”! If they could bottle up those emotions and sell them, I think we would have a lot of “love addicts.” What those couples are going through is a powerful cocktail of unconscious connection, conscious attraction, […]

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Parenting & Technology

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Do you feel overwhelmed by how to manage technology as a family? If so, you are definitely not alone. I frequently have parents asking me how to use technology in a way that is beneficial, but that also creates a sense of connectedness at home. Here are three take-home strategies for helping to manage technology […]

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Parents Helping Teens

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As adults, parents have a lot of experience handling situations that might feel distressing to a teenager. Teenagers do not have as much life experience which can make it difficult for them to choose skills to best work through a problem. How can parents help their teenagers cope through difficult situations? Help the teenager to […]

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