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Is there marriage after kids?

An op-ed piece in the New York Times entitled “Till Children Do Us Part,” seems to suggest that being a parent can be hazardous to marriage. “Over the past two decades many researchers have concluded that 3’s a crowd when it comes to marital satisfaction. More than 25 separate studies have established that marital quality…

Parenting styles: There’s one for everybody

Recently, we had some friends over for dinner. They came with their clan that mixed with our clan and a glorious time was had by all…until one of the boys decided to send a chair down the stairs with our little angel on it.  She survived without being battered or bruised, and his parents took him to task for his carelessness. As I…

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"Yikes! My child was rude!!”

The chances are great that every parent reading this blog has, on occasion, been embarrassed by the rude behavior of their child. From time to time, your children will interact with adults who are not in their lives on a regular basis, especially during holidays and vacations.  Now is a good time for a little proactive training and…

Sometimes it’s OK to be a “bad” parent

No, your children are not going to suffer from lifelong feelings of neglect, which will prevent them from becoming the next President or brain surgeon or great NFL quarterback, simply because you had a day where you were just too exhausted and you let them watch Sponge Bob all afternoon. Hyperbole is maybe the biggest battle we face…

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Unplug your family

My wife and I were in a restaurant having lunch the other day with one of our sons, and couldn’t help but notice a nearby family: a mom, dad, two boys, and a daughter. The daughter was middle school age, and clearly in contemporary middle school mode:  ear buds securely in place, staring off into space.  Every aspect of her demeanor…

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A trip to whine country

I’m sure we are the ONLY family who deals with whiney kids, right? Our girls are getting to the age where they are beginning to recognize their “whineyness”… or… if not theirs, that of their sisters. Tonight we had a great chance to talk through what it means to be content. We read through Matthew 6 as a family tonight, and…

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Saving grace

Does anybody say grace before a meal anymore? Growing up, this was a ritual that occurred at our dinner table. Every. Single. Night. I’m sure the intentions for starting this tradition were admirable, but by the time I was a teenager, singing grace at dinner {yes, there was a tune to ours} was a rote exercise. I took about a…

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How to stop making Christmas happen for everyone

The holidays can sometimes make you feel angry, hurt and tired. Often times, it seems like you’re the only one doing all the preparations for making the holiday a nice one. If it weren’t for you, there’d be no tree, no presents, no cookies, and no Christmas dinner. Maybe it’s not only the holidays that make you feel this way.…

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