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This Summer, a Bible Reading Challenge for Busy Families

For many families, school is out! How about reading the Bible together this Summer?  I know what you're thinking - Is that even possible? Reading the Bible as a family?
 
It is possible, even in a home with busy teenagers. Here's how to set the right expectations and a solid plan.

Letting Go of Comparisons

Instead of looking for the weaknesses in others, here are 5 ways we can focus on accentuating others' strengths.

10 Tips to Stop the Summer Slide

Learning shouldn’t stop just because school is out. In fact, stepping too far away from the books can result in a learning loss. However, research has shown that encouraging kids to read just six books, or 20 minutes a day, over the summer can help prevent the summer slide.

4 Truths to Remember When You Hate Your Body

A licensed professional counselor talks about the power that self-talk has on body image - and how our belief about our bodies can leverage so much influence on how we do overall in life.

5 Tips for a Screen Free Summer

My husband and I decided to cut our kids off from screens completely. We said 30 days, no Netflix, Nintendo, YouTube. They cried like a family pet had died. But then we all moved on. Then next morning, they didn’t even ask because they knew it was a non-starter. We prepared ourselves for a lot more work on our end. We could not believe what happened....!

7 Simple Ways to Find Faith in the Chaos

I want faith to be an important part of my life, but some days there seems to be no room for it because everything else is pushing it out of the way. These seven tried-and-true tips revive my faith, no matter how busy I am, and I think they will help you, too.

What You Are Wearing To Church

When the outfit becomes more important than the attitude we wear to church, we are in big trouble!
Here is something to think about before Sunday: Wear your best to honor God, or come as you are? YES.

How to Combine Learning and Summer Fun

Summer break is great for kids to cut loose and take a break from school, but parents and teachers know well, the “summer slide” can set in and make for a rocky start to a new school year come fall.
Help your kids stay engaged through fun, educational summer activities and programs in your area!

Heat Stroke Treatment and Prevention

With summer temperatures soaring as they are, it's important to know the typical symptoms of heat stroke. Knowing both the indications and treatments for heat stroke can be a life-saver!

10 Signs You're Dating Your Future Spouse

The process of moving from casual dating, to couple status, to getting engaged is not the simplest process. We constantly second-guess ourselves whether he's “the one”.

If you silence all the outside voices, and listen for God's confirmation, here are 10 signs that you can know you're marrying "the one". 

How Small Victories Win the War against Debt

Getting out of debt can seem like a daunting task. It’s easy to be intimidated and discouraged. So how do you overcome that overwhelming feeling when you want to achieve your goal, but you’re so intimidated by all the work you know it will take to get it done?

Take a step back and remember, it’s the small victories that win the war.

Fabulous Foodie Flavors

So, you've got guests coming over for dinner, or you're strapped for time and out of ideas for meal ideas?  Not to worry - we've got you covered!   Check out these fast family-pleasing recipe ideas! 

It's all in our "Fabulous Foodie Showcase of Flavors"!  

Convos With My 2-Year-Old - "The Cookie"

These are a scream!  This is a series of videos that are actual conversations with the producer's 2 year old daughter, as re-enacted by himself and another full-grown man.

If you have a toddler or pre-schooler, you've probably had these very conversations - now hear them in a whole new light!

Family and Friends Prolong Life

We humans are social creatures by nature. It’s in our genes that we’re more likely to not just survive, but also to thrive in health and wellness when we work together.
If you find the life of a "loner" tough, here's an ironclad case to seek out community - and reap multiple benefits from it!

What Anorexia Taught Me about Self-Worth

We want others’ approval. We want to be admired and respected. We want to accomplish our goals, which can involve an appetite for competition. This is human nature, but if left unchecked, it can result in the same distorted sense of self-worth....

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