Our Most Critical Task

For all the tasks that life puts on our plate, there’s one area where none of us can afford to fail.

Between the busyness of work and many of life activities, it’s amazing anything gets done well.

But there’s one area of life that stands heads above the rest in importance: Raising kids to be healthy, happy, and well adjusted. It’s the most critical thing we will ever do.

Parenting is serious business. The stakes are unbelievably high, and the cost of failure is immense. We’re raising the leaders of the next generation, and what we do with that responsibility will echo into history.

The world is filled with good counselors who are ready with great advice and resources. So when you feel confused and challenged by the job of parenting, don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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What kind of memories do you have from your childhood? Do you recall feelings of warmth and love — or stress and chaos?

How you see yourself as an adult depends largely on how your parents saw you when you were young. That’s a good thing to keep in mind when it comes to our own kids.

Kids can quickly grow discouraged if attempts to make friends come up short. Encourage your child that it takes repeated attempts to connect with others, and that friendships are built through a number of shared experiences.

So, what is the true secret to happiness? In a word, it’s attitude.

There’s more to life than being efficient and productive. Especially when you have kids in the house.

It isn’t the major tragedies that tear so many marriages apart, it’s the unhealthy choices that couples make on a daily basis.

Would you be able to tell if you, or someone you loved, were an alcoholic?

How do you keep sanity in the family when life goes screaming by at a hundred miles an hour?

When was the last time you gave your marriage a "tune up?"

You wouldn't let your car go years without checking under the hood, so why not give your marriage the same attention?

All couples argue from time to time. It’s how we argue that makes a difference in the outcome.

Disagreement is inevitable—especially in a marriage. But there are right and wrong ways to argue.

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