Family Living

January 2021

Jan 25

How To Spice Up Your Couple Time

By Monica and Bill Dodds Carve out couple time this month and remember why you promised to love, honor and serve each other. It may be only a few moments on a weekend, but try one of these suggestions each week: The Early Bird… Set your alarm 15 minutes early and snuggle before starting your busy day. Batten down the hatches! Pray and...
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Jan 18

"Holy hero worship, Batman!"

By Thomas J. Craughwell There are distinctions between a hero and a role model. A hero displays courage, selflessness, perseverance, even self-sacrifice to solve a problem. A role model is someone who possesses qualities or lives in a way that we would like to imitate. For example, Harriet Tubman (c. 1820-1913), a runaway slave who escaped to...
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Jan 11

What's in a Name?

By Joseph D. White, Ph.D. Names intimately connect us with our sense of identity. One of the first thoughts for expectant parents is what to name the baby. Our name is the first piece of information we offer when we meet someone new. Names tell us something about who we are. They can also give us a sense of mission. In our Judeo-Christian...
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Jan 4

7 secrets of "successful" children

by Joseph D. White, Ph.D. Ask parents about their hopes and dreams for their children and you’re likely to get a variety of responses, including academic achievement, occupational success, fulfilling relationships and so on. Investing in children’s future success is a major task of parenthood, and we do many different things to...
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