‘Tis the Season

What are 6 common mistakes to avoid this holiday season? Could your New Year perhaps be less stressful? Years ago, as young parents we often found ourselves overly-stressed during the holiday season. Most months of the year, we were barely able to pay our bills and feed our kids. The arrival of the holiday season’s […]

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4 Ways to Help Your Kids’ Dad to Be a Better Dad

Do you help your kids’ dad to be a better dad? Or do you unintentionally (or intentionally???) leave him out of the equation? Lots of research shows how vitally important a father’s role is in the life of children. Kids with strong, engaged fathers are helped socially, emotionally, academically, physically and more. By helping your […]

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Teach Your Son Guidelines for Approaching Girls

This is a much-needed skill in a man’s life

Parents need to give their sons guidelines for approaching girls. I have heard stories from women and girls about how badly this can go wrong. If the stories are even partially true, many men and boys badly need to be coached about this. A woman once told of her experience in being approached by a […]

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Mistakes to Avoid This Holiday Season

If you did, would your New Year be less stressful?

What are 6 common mistakes to avoid this holiday season? Could your New Year perhaps be less stressful? Years ago, as young parents we often found ourselves overly-stressed during the holiday season. Most months of the year, we were barely able to pay our bills and feed our kids. The arrival of the holiday season’s […]

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How to Have More Meaningful Holiday Conversations

Improve the Time Together with Thoughtful Questions

Having meaningful holiday conversations can be one of the more stressful things about holiday gatherings. Whether the event is an office party, a neighborhood celebration, or a family meal, for many, the crucial question is, “What do we talk about?” Years ago, I made a commitment to myself that I would be a person who […]

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Mr. Right

There are some things that might surprise you about the right kind of man, and what they are really like. We live in a world where it seems that people feel the need to categorize others into well-established mental “boxes.” But the truth is that the men you know don’t always fit into the “Man […]

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Marriage Mistakes

When Tammy and I were first married, we made it a point to watch other married couples to see what we liked and didn’t in other relationships. We found more things that we didn’t like than things that we did. In fact, we quickly found that it was very difficult to find married couples that displayed actions […]

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