Contemporary Parenting

This brief news clip in World.org’s September 19 inbox report, Relations, by Juliana Chan Erikson, triggered my thinking about parenting. She reported, “…that first-time dads experience brain shrinkage as they adjust to fatherhood…. Researchers found new dads experienced most of … Continue reading

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10 Steps to Killing A Relationship Destroyer

Momma was right, “Anger never fixes anything; it only makes things worse.” 1. Use your head before your mouth James 1:19 While the context of this exhortation is listening to God before speaking and getting angry, the principle certainly applies … Continue reading

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Can A Marriage in Shambles Be Transformed?

Our Marriage Is in Shambles! Jim and Sherrie came to counseling with that, unfortunately, well-worn phrase. The same phrase use used by both Jim and Sherrie on their PDI (intake form). Another phrase that often appears on this form, they … Continue reading

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Cultural Parallels

Ancient Israel, Culture, and Judgment Establishing Israel and A Moral Culture The nation of Israel was God’s specific covenanted community. They were His chosen people emanating from the loins of Abraham (Genesis 12 & 17). He led them into Egypt, … Continue reading

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Sixty Years: A Puff of Smoke, But A Lifetime of Joy

Setting Sixty years ago, this week and next, you would have found me climbing ladders practicing a trade my friendly paint store manager made possible. I worked for the county school board a year earlier, painting school buildings for $3.00 … Continue reading

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