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School's Out For Summer

How can we make the most of summertime for our teenagers? Let them sleep until noon and have video game marathons? No!  Have them join the work force. Getting a summer job is a rite of passage, a step on the path to independence.

3 Ways to Hear God's Voice in the Chaos

How can we be sure to listen to a voice that is not audible to our physical human ears - especially when we're going through a crisis? Here are three ways we can help our spirits be open to hearing what He wants to tell us.

How to Live Below Your Means

Living below your means is seen by many as a life sentence, not the lifesaver that it is. It can take a crisis like unemployment or a sudden illness to reveal just how far in over their heads they really are. That's when a lifesaver looks really good.

5 Signs The Person You're Dating Is Not Your Future Spouse

Dating someone can bring such a fog to your discernment.  Your heart and your hormones pull out all the stops to keep you from objectively figuring out if this is "Mr. Right" or "Mr. Wrong"!

Let me help you, girlfriend!  Here are 5 concrete signs that will possibly help you from making one of the biggest mistakes of your life!

Fabulous Foodie Flavors

So, you've got guests coming over for dinner, or you're strapped for time and out of ideas for meal ideas?  Not to worry - we've got you covered!   Check out these fast family-pleasing recipe ideas! 

It's all in our "Fabulous Foodie Showcase of Flavors"!  

20 Wild Ideas for a Married Date Night on a Budget

Couples often put dating on the wayside because of finances. But whether you're struggling newlyweds or marriage veterans, dating reminds you why you fell in love. So get creative, step out of your comfort zone, and go on a date—for cheap!

Fun in the Sun

Enjoying the great outdoors is a perfect way to create fun memories with family or friends. All that fresh air is sure to work up your appetite, so be sure to plan a delicious meal to top off all the merriment.

Here are some fun recipe and activity ideas to make your family's summer loads of fun!

4 Marks of a Healthy Marriage

I thought I knew a lot about marriage when we stood before our family and friends thirteen years ago because I had memorized Ephesians 5 and read some books, but the following months proved I didn’t know much at all...
The Lord has been teaching me through our marriage, through his word, through talking with other Christians, and by his Spirit over the last thirteen years. Here are four marks that seem to be present in healthy and growing marriages.

This Summer, a Bible Reading Challenge for Busy Families

For many families, school is out! How about reading the Bible together this Summer?  I know what you're thinking - Is that even possible? Reading the Bible as a family?
 
It is possible, even in a home with busy teenagers. Here's how to set the right expectations and a solid plan.

Letting Go of Comparisons

Instead of looking for the weaknesses in others, here are 5 ways we can focus on accentuating others' strengths.

10 Tips to Stop the Summer Slide

Learning shouldn’t stop just because school is out. In fact, stepping too far away from the books can result in a learning loss. However, research has shown that encouraging kids to read just six books, or 20 minutes a day, over the summer can help prevent the summer slide.

4 Truths to Remember When You Hate Your Body

A licensed professional counselor talks about the power that self-talk has on body image - and how our belief about our bodies can leverage so much influence on how we do overall in life.

5 Tips for a Screen Free Summer

My husband and I decided to cut our kids off from screens completely. We said 30 days, no Netflix, Nintendo, YouTube. They cried like a family pet had died. But then we all moved on. Then next morning, they didn’t even ask because they knew it was a non-starter. We prepared ourselves for a lot more work on our end. We could not believe what happened....!

7 Simple Ways to Find Faith in the Chaos

I want faith to be an important part of my life, but some days there seems to be no room for it because everything else is pushing it out of the way. These seven tried-and-true tips revive my faith, no matter how busy I am, and I think they will help you, too.

What You Are Wearing To Church

When the outfit becomes more important than the attitude we wear to church, we are in big trouble!
Here is something to think about before Sunday: Wear your best to honor God, or come as you are? YES.

How to Combine Learning and Summer Fun

Summer break is great for kids to cut loose and take a break from school, but parents and teachers know well, the “summer slide” can set in and make for a rocky start to a new school year come fall.
Help your kids stay engaged through fun, educational summer activities and programs in your area!

Heat Stroke Treatment and Prevention

With summer temperatures soaring as they are, it's important to know the typical symptoms of heat stroke. Knowing both the indications and treatments for heat stroke can be a life-saver!

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