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For adults, stress is an inescapable fact of life. Jesus Himself acknowledged this reality over 2,000 years ago when He said, "In this world you will have trouble . . ." Nowadays, however, it’s not...
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School’s out for the summer: you’re relishing the reprieve from a busy schedule, and the kids are ecstatic. Well . . . all except one. Your most sensitive child is happy to be on holidays, too, but...
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After just one mothers group at a local community centre, new mum Claire* found it too negative an environment to go back. "I felt like I was back in high school," she said, adding that everyone...
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You're likely doing a good job taking care of your children. But how are you at being with them? You can raise organically fed, financially savvy, athletically adept children in your toxin-free, low-...
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Question: My daughter is 8 years old and very athletic. She does very well in gymnastics. Yet, she lacks discipline and struggles in soccer, where her dad is the coach. The soccer season is starting...
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Before my husband and I married, we believed that most of the world's problems could be settled by a few humble hearts gathered around the table in conversation, with good food and better lattes....
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Most of us are OK with being late, especially with the arrival of technology that allows us to let everyone else know that we are “on our way.” You aren’t late when you tell them you are coming,...
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In today's fast-paced world, reading often rides in the backseat of the entertainment car. While advances in technology have made for impressive entertainment choices, it's important to remember that...
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Pete’s primary school teacher announced a pop quiz, but Pete wasn’t prepared. Unable to answer the questions, he started to cry. This wasn’t the first time Pete reacted this way. He frequently needed...
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My son had an ambitious plan. He would drop out of university and focus on his music. All his life, I had urged him to discover what he was created to do and pursue what God had laid on his heart. I...
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I will never forget a young man I saw in therapy a few years back. His family history was a nightmare. His parents were alcoholics who'd never really showed much love or interest in him. In their...
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Sometimes after watching a good movie, my family will watch the credits rolling up the screen. It’s amazing how many people contribute to modern movies—costume designers, photographers, editors,...