Four simple principles to improve virtual connections

Four simple principles to improve virtual connections

by Dr. Emilie DeYoung All of us have been challenged to participate in more virtual relationships, especially with children. It may be in your role as a teacher, mentor, youth leader, or grandparent, but regardless of the reason for the connection, here are four...
The Wisdom of Thinking

The Wisdom of Thinking

Recently I came across a poster that said, “Before you speak…THINK!” Using a mnemonic, the author then took the letters of the word “think” and developed questions people should ask themselves before speaking. Let me explain. The first letter of the word “think” is...
I do or no clue

I do or no clue

A woman in Canada recently called off her wedding just days before it was to happen because she and her husband couldn’t afford it. Their dream wedding amounted to about $45,000 in U.S. dollars. You would think they would have figured out months before the wedding...
Mama Mia!

Mama Mia!

I watched a woman drive her van into the parking lot of the local grocery store. I was there waiting in the car for my wife to come out and this lady pulled into the spot in front of me. She opened the driver’s side door slowly as though her arms were weighted with...
We’ve Got It Backwards

We’ve Got It Backwards

Marriage is supposed to be permanent and parenting is supposed to be temporary. It seems as though our society has it backwards. It feels like we are slipping into a thought pattern of thinking marriage is temporary and parenting lasts forever as we see more children...
Celebrate the Moments

Celebrate the Moments

A married couple recently posted a picture on their Facebook page that went viral. Jeff and Vicky Piper took a picture of themselves holding an empty bird’s nest along with a little chalkboard that said, “Empty Nest August 2018.” They had just dropped off their...

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