Relationships

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Relationships Toolbox - Easy to use resources to help your relationship THRIVE
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When I say ‘evangelism’, what do you think of? Missionaries going door-to-door? Or a friendly conversation over coffee? Lee Strobel will teach you how to share your Christian faith in a casual,...
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I lost my wife in 1985. She was still in our home, alive and breathing, but depression held her hostage. From the beginning of my wife's depression, I felt my job was to actively help and guide her...
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Romantic relationships often get their start in healthy friendships. Think back to the days when you and your spouse were dating and then engaged — the long talks, romantic picnics, casual walks,...
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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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Laughter is good medicine, literally. It has important physiological effects on you and your soul mate. The French philosopher Voltaire wrote, "The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient...
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After more than 40 years as a counsellor, I've learned to ask couples, "What do you like about the way your spouse communicates?" One man explained that he needs to hear continual affirmation that he...
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Previous article in the series: The right way to communicate during conflict Once you and your teen have heard and understood each other using drive-thru talking, it's time to pursue solutions to...
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Previous article in this series: Unhealthy ways to argue As you can see, withdrawal, escalation, invalidation, and negative beliefs foster anger and destroy both the parent's and the teen's love if...
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With the growing popularity of personality assessments, how should believers approach the trend? I was in university when I took my first personality test—the DISC. This assessment identifies which...
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Previous article in this series: Finding the best solution to any conflict When the Smalley kids were teens and large conflicts came up within our family, we tried to follow the next eight steps as...
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Previous article in this series: Effective communication with your teen Attempts at communication between parents and teens can be extremely frustrating for both parties. Unfortunately, many families...