How to Make a Kid-Sized Communication Sandwich

Our kids need greater amounts of praise than correction from us. A communication sandwich helps us accomplish this.
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3 Reasons to Laugh Together as a Family

Here are three reasons it's important to laugh together as a family.

Why ‘Toy Story 4’ Reminds Us We Are Never Too Old...

Toy Story 4 is a film about belonging and purpose that’s as much for adults as it is for kids. Maybe even more so.
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How ‘Captain Marvel’ Inspires Meaningful Conversations with Your Kids

Here are a few talking points to help you have meaningful conversations with your kids after seeing 'Captain Marvel.'

3 Ways to Make the Most of Where You Live

Even though our locations may seem random at times, God has you and me where we are for a reason. Here are 3 ways you can make the most of where you live.
What To Do When You're Married To The Grinch

What To Do When You’re Married To The Grinch

Every year in December, there are moments when I feel like my husband Ted is a regular Grinch compared to my Buddy the Elf.
3 Ways Parents Can Team Up for the Holidays

3 Ways Parents Can Team Up for the Holidays

How can parents create a memorable and enjoyable holiday season for the entire family? Here are three traits.

Why Your Everyday Work Matters

Our everyday work matters, and here's the simple reason why.
How a Shared Activity Helps Your Marriage

How a Shared Activity Helps Your Marriage

If you want to feel more connected on a daily basis in your marriage, make shared activities a priority. Here are some tips on how to do that.
What Parents and Kids Will Take Away from "Ferdinand"

What Parents and Kids Will Take Away from “Ferdinand”

What did I walk away from "Ferdinand" talking about with my daughter? Here are two takeaways.
3 Parent-Tween Conversation Starters from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

3 Parent-Tween Conversation Starters from ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Do you have a tween who's excited about Star Wars: The Last Jedi? If so, here are three parent-tween conversation starters from the film that are sure to get you talking.
5 Ways Couples Can Face the Holidays Together

5 Ways Couples Can Face the Holidays Together

If you and your spouse struggle to face the holidays together, here are five ways to navigate the season hand-in-hand.
What Makes COCO the Perfect Family Film

What Makes COCO the Perfect Family Film

Why is Pixar's animated movie COCO the perfect family film? For me, there is one simple reason which I think you'll appreciate too.
3 Ways to Parent as a Team

3 Ways to Parent as a Team

Here are three things to help you and your spouse better parent as a team.

What Fixer Upper Reminds Us About Marriage

Good marriages can and do exist. Fixer Upper offers each of us a weekly reminder of three simple qualities all of our marriages need.

5 Practical Ways You Can Support an Adoptive Family

I'm excited to introduce you to my friend and fellow author, Kristin Hill Taylor. Her book Peace in the Process: How Adoption Built My...
Made for Community

Made for Community

Deep inside we have an innate hunger and longing to be known by others. We know we were made for community.
What to Say When Someone Asks, "How Can I Help?"

What to Say When Someone Asks, “How Can I Help?”

Whether you’re facing a physical struggle or something else entirely, this list of responses to "How can I help?" may be just what you need.
5 Reasons Church Is Good for Your Marriage

5 Reasons Church Is Good for Marriage

Why is church good for my marriage and yours? Here are five reasons you and your spouse should regularly attend together.
When Sickness Steals Your Hope

When Sickness Steals Your Hope

Maybe prolonged sickness plagues you, or you face a new health struggle. Whatever your present circumstances are, here are two encouragements.