Valentine’s Day always seems to sneak up right after just making it through the craziness of the holiday season. It can often be dismissed as an overly romantic or shallow holiday created for consumeristic Americans, yet for many it is a day set apart to purposefully celebrate love and romance. Read this devotional by Alisa Grace to discover how God led her to the most meaningful, purposeful, earnest gift to give to her husband for Valentine's Day.
February is the month of Valentine's Day, yet for many, it is a day of disappointment and unfulfilled expectations. Whether or not you celebrate with a loved one, try to focus your energy on a love that will live up to your expectations. Read Lori Ann Bach's devotional on the fullness of God's love and how it reaches deep into her soul especially on a day like Valentine's Day.
If there’s an issue that’s bothering you – a friend hits a little too close to home with her jokes, a family member makes a judgmental comment about you, a co-worker slacks off, leaving you with most of the work – how do you confront the other person in a positive, humble manner? Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explains how to open a confrontational conversation well.
Columnist Joel Stein in the December 21 issue of TIME labeled 2015 as “The Year the Adults Gave Up” in a provocative article. Is he correct in his assertion that parents en masse are giving up? Are adults really capitulating to their children’s whims and wishes? Stein’s TIME op-ed wasn’t about parenting, per se but I’d like to suggest that he’s correct in his initial observations about parenting.
The holidays are stressful for a multitude of reasons. One significant one is that it brings together people who are not used to being around each other and may have serious disagreements and simmering emotions that are festering. Holiday gatherings provide the perfect opportunity for them to surface. If pressed into an unavoidable conversation, how should you start it?
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