Pass the Mayonnaise

I am in the process of reading Kingdom Marriage by Tony Evans, which pointed out to me the reason for mayonnaise. I have always liked mayonnaise, but never understood why we do not just put vinegar and egg our sandwiches and call it a meal (since I did know that mayonnaise contains egg). Of course,…

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March 4, 2019 | by

Parenting: Burden or Blessing of Labor

Raising children is an important aspect and duty of humanity. If you have been a parent for more than a few days, you are surely aware that it is a difficult and laborious undertaking. As time goes by, you may also find yourself struggling to identify the rewards associated with parenting. I am not suggesting…

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January 9, 2019 | by

Ministry of Marriage

Did you know your marriage is a ministry? Your marriage ministry has three major areas of influence. It influences your spouse, your children, and everyone with whom you come in contact. There is no escaping your responsibility to allow Christ to be seen, not only through your own personal witness, but also through the special…

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January 8, 2019 | by

Surviving the Storm

We all have storms in our lives. It is the nature of a fallen world to whip up the wind of despair, which creates waves that seem bent on taking us under. The Lord is well aware of this and has this message for you. He is waiting to do for you, what He has…

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January 7, 2019 | by

Holes

It is rare for me to write from the perspective of a counselor when addressing parents and parenting issues. However, there are times when the job of an employed counselor or coach merges with parenting responsibilities. That is to say that when, for example, a family coach or family counselor is involved in supporting a…

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January 7, 2019 | by

Dream Big

As a counselor who does a good bit of Life Coaching, I often hear people restrict their goal-setting based on self-imposed barriers rooted in their past and present selves. For example: • I cannot have the family life I want, because I am too often away to develop good parenting skills.• I cannot seek the…

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January 7, 2019 | by

Fear, Faith, and the Future

Introduction. Whether you are soon to graduate, get married, have your first child, experience a child beginning school, watch a child leave the nest, are facing the forcible dissolution of your marriage, or have lost your spouse – the unknown is in front of you. The fear of looking forward into a future, where the…

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