This April Tim and I will be celebrating 35 years of marriage. While this number seems overwhelming, we strongly believe that we are better versions of ourselves in this season than we were in the beginning. This conversation invited Tim to share his favorite five secrets along with my five secrets. Marriage is hard work! As we enthusiastically embrace this new season, we don’t take it for granted. None of us are promised tomorrow. Forever is not a thing. Today is a gift.
Many believe that emotional intelligence (EI) is much more important to success in life than a high IQ. Intuitiveness is a natural gift for some, but it can also be learned and practiced. Check out the signs of EI along with the value of EI. Explore ways to use EI and key action steps to increase your EI.
Neighboring is not a new concept. Some might call this hospitality, friendliness or welcoming. Neighboring really is not simple, but it is easy. It is an intentional mindset of togetherness, of congeniality, of amicability, of peacefulness and just warmth. It is really touching others physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Raising a child well requires consistent thinking, planning and intentional actualization. Ideation of purposeful values succeeds with consistency, diligence and established routines. Part of the practical application of Biblical literacy in the home involves teaching children to serve. Here are 10 easy ideas for teaching a child to serve.
Radical monogamy is a concept that is electrifying the world of relationship choices. When I first read about this idea, I smiled. I wondered if this was supposed to be funny. What could be radical about monogamy? Wasn’t this the same as another idea that started with “m” – marriage? So, I asked the obvious question, “What does radical monogamy mean? What is radical about monogamy?”
Moms with new babies need extra love and care. No matter your age, you likely know someone who has a new baby. Being prepared to show practical kindness to a new mom is seriously so important. Here are 10 things new moms need.
Choosing your best life means evaluating all parts of yourself on a regular basis so that you can make necessary changes and improvements. Desire to grow so you will use the briefness of this life wisely. Embrace simplicity. Embrace order. Embrace living.
Living intentionally really means living deliberately, with design or planning, or being voluntarily willed. Investing in the long game invites intentional living that focuses on eternal values. Are you investing in the long game?
One of the most difficult things in raising a child is training them to be an independent adult. Establish goals that will create autonomy as they mature. Invest time necessary to train your child to do all domestic jobs they will need to succeed as an adult. Your confidence that they can complete the job will eventually lead to a job completed correctly.