Family Life

How to have a Christian family life that is meaningful. Tips on how to make family time an important part of your day. Schedule suggestions, how to help siblings get along, and creating family memories that are positive. Suggestions for enhancing your family spiritually.

101 Pain-Free Ways to Save Money Every Month

101 Pain-Free Ways to Save Your Money When You’re Broke

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Is it painful for you to save your money? Yeah, I know. I hate it too. When I was younger, I wasn’t the best at the whole money management thing. I didn’t understand about investments, savings, or interest. For me, it was just something old people talked about. I wanted to have fun and live…

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The Best Way to Raise a Smart Child Who Is Wise

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Many parents do everything they can to raise a child who is smart and successful. Nothing wrong with that…We all want successful kids. Unfortunately, there are those who resort to other tactics to get their child special treatment or go to great lengths to remove the consequences for bad choices. Not so smart, eh? When…

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9 Best Character Qualities Your Child Needs at School

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There are 9 character qualities that will help your child be successful at school. Unfortunately, many kids are only known for just being a “character.” Sadly, there is a big difference between the two. As a teacher and mom, I have run across a few “characters.” Let me tell you, they are no fun to…

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Life-Changing Family Advice for Those Hurting

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Are you looking for some inspirational family advice? Perhaps you struggle with getting along with difficult people in your family. If you are like me, you may have even shaken your fist at God in anger when you felt helpless. Yeah, I did that. And I am still alive…whew. (FYI: God can handle our anger.)…

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How to Pray for Your Kids in Your War Room

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Do you know how to pray for your kids? No, I mean REALLY pray for your kids. Not just short, little prayers. I am talking about prayers that have some teeth in them. The kind of prayers that move heaven and earth in your war room. You will be amazed at how things change in…

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5 Burning Reasons Why You Need to Forgive Those Who Hurt You

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There are five burning reasons why you need to forgive those who hurt you. Notice I used the word “burning.” Personally, I used to think about offenses done to me about a thousand times and wallow in the past until I was burning with anger. Unfortunately, I didn’t know this particular coping mechanism was wrong.…

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How to Break Free From Family Problems For Good

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Are you dealing with family problems? Or perhaps you have a family estrangement. Would you like to break free for good? You are not alone. This seems to be happening more often than people want to admit. Fights happen and family members walk away, sometimes forever. If this has happened to you, you know how…

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The Ultimate Secret to Change Your Teen’s Attitude

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The ultimate secret to change your teen’s attitude is through prayer. How do I know? I have raised two kids–a boy and a girl. They were great kids, but just like any other teen, they had areas in their life I could not change. I can’t tell you how much nagging, pushing and, yes, controlling…

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The Most Powerful Parenting Tips (from Successful Teens)

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As I sit in the classroom of my former school, I think about what it was like thirty-five years ago when I was a teenager sitting in these exact same desks. There were no cell phones or computers, no social media, no select sports, and no SAT prep classes. Well, at least not one that…

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Teacher Secrets to Help Get to Your Child’s Heart

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Do you want to get to your child’s heart but struggle connecting with him? As a teacher, I have used these tips when raising my own kids. Perhaps you have a difficult teen you can not reach. Some of this is completely normal. Kids are going to test the boundaries and reject your rules from…

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