The Joy of Letting Go

Dear Friends, Are you parenting a teenager? Do you wonder how much you should do for them and how much you should let them handle on their own, how much to support and how much to let them struggle? I just read a very helpful devotional that will help you sort through...

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Why I Love Millennials

Just yesterday I was talking with a young millennial I admire and she was protesting the bad rap her demographic receives. Millennials have been depicted as entitled, indulged, and having a poor work ethic and she didn’t relate to any of these characterizations. None...

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Let It Go

When we are hurt, it is natural to want to protect ourselves from further pain. When our mate wounds us, we think they owe us something. An apology would be nice—a guarantee or promise never to do it again even nicer. We withhold forgiveness until they have...

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Own Your Stuff

Nobody likes to be wrong. Being right feels a lot better. As children, doing the right thing usually got us approval and praise, or at least helped us avoid criticism for doing something bad. We came to equate being wrong with punishment or the withdrawal of a...

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Move Toward Center

All strong, enduring marriages have a hearty amount of compromise. To some, however, compromise seems like the slippery slope to losing oneself. It feels like a capitulation that diminishes individuality and freedom of choice. When a couple marries later and has...

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