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A Holiday Survival Guide for the Single Person

While I certainly haven’t completely figured out how to navigate the time period from November to early January, there are a few things I’ve learned as a single adult that make the season more enjoyable.
It’s certainly not a definitive list—mainly because everyone’s situation is different—but it’s a good place to start.

The Unengaged Marriage

We all journey into marriage with our hearts brimming over with hopes and dreams. But a lot can happen between the “I do” at the altar and the years that follow. We can end up married to someone yet emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically disengaged.

Thanksgiving: The Power of a Thankful Heart

It is not always easy to give thanks, but this is the very thing we must do in order to see God's will accomplished in our lives. This is how we move into higher realms of faith for ourselves, for our city, and for our nation...

Busy Moms and the Holidays: How Do They Do it All?

For me, one of the most challenging and busies times of the year is the holiday season. It is when I discover my overcommitted schedule and endless obligations have created a very underwhelmed soul.

How do busy moms do it all so seamlessly?

3 Ways to Stop the Comparison Game Today

We’ve all played the game. You know it and I know it, the Comparison Game is one that rears it’s ugliness and traps us even in our best moments.

Somehow, someway this comparison game runs rampant among women.

Are You Afraid that God Won't Come Through?

God wants your faith -- not your fear -- that He really can come through for you. But how can we be convinced He's trustworthy?

Inspiring 78-Year-Old Woman Has Been Foster Mom To More Than 80 Babies In Her Lifetime

For the last 34 years, Linda Owens has become a foster mom for so many. And she's literally saved the life of every child that's come into her home.

“This is what God’s handed me a gift to do."  Watch this inspirational woman and see the impact she's made....

Eat and Drink Smart to Fend Off Cold and Flu Season

We've all heard a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and veggies can deliver important vitamins and nutrients for better health; but many of your favorite foods can actually help support your immune system, too.

5 Ways to Help You Overcome Boredom in Marriage

If you’re bored in your marriage, you don’t have to try to escape from it. Rather than seeking a way out, you can create a new marriage from within, with help from the source of all love: God.

10 Beautiful Effects of Believing You Are "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made"

Do you like what you see when you look in the mirror?  Truth is, we are more than a check-off list concerning thighs, eyes, wrinkles, abilities and more.

Several beautiful changes spring to life when we believe the truth of what Scripture says about us!  Look at what it says here...! 

5 Types of Women That Make Bad Wives

Since Proverbs 31 paints a picture of an excellent wife, does that mean there’s such a thing as a non-excellent wife?  If you’re a single man, you should want to know. If you’re a married woman, or a woman who one day wants to be married, you should want to know, too. No woman wants to be a bad wife. No man wants to marry one, either.

So… what type of woman makes a “less-than-excellent” wife? 

How to Get Your Teenager Talking

Teens actually do have a lot to say, and they want to be heard. They will open up if you approach conversations wisely.

High School Students React to Anonymous Compliment Box

One compliment can truly make a difference in someone’s life. These high school students set up boxes all around their high school where anyone can write notes to anonymously compliment each other.  The response was overwhelming and all of the love spread like wildfire! 

5 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Fresh and Clean

A clean and inviting home doesn’t just look tidy, it smells pleasantly refreshing, too. However, running a household can be a stinky business.

Here are some quick sensible ideas to improve the scents throughout your home...

6 Ways to Grow Closer to Your Spouse When Busy Schedules Pull You Apart

When our fall schedules, dominated by the demands of parenting, stretch our marriages and spiritual lives, it’s time to take a closer look.  Here are six things to consider to recalibrate your life, for the sake of your marriage and your walk with the Lord.

Fall Into a Fitness Routine

Fall is notorious for comfort foods like pumpkin spice lattes and game day nachos. Combine these tempting seasonal staples with darker, shorter days and it can be hard to maintain an active mindset. Despite the enticement to indulge, you can keep your active lifestyle going or even kick off a new fitness regime with these tips.

6 Rules for Dating as a Single Mom

Oh, the ol’ bugaboo of dating as a single mom. Should you? Shouldn’t you? There is a line of thinking among some Christians that all dating is wrong. There are others who would say that dating is perfectly natural and okay, but boundaries should be set forth in Christian dating.

If you're looking at dating as a single parent, see if these points have validity.

10 Immediate & Tangible Ways to Help a Grieving Friend

Each year in the U.S., over 8 million people suffer through the death of someone in their immediate family. My three boys and I are now a part of those statistics.

I hope this list will be shared and used as a resource to guide others in reaching out to someone who is in the very beginning stages of dealing with the loss of a loved one. 

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