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โค๏ธ Mom, Kind Is the New Skinny

โค๏ธ Mom, Kind Is the New Skinny

What if our generation of moms decided to love the mom bods weโ€™ve got? Motherhood puts a glow on any woman! Itโ€™s a look thatโ€™s well worth the wear.
Remember when you were expecting your first child? As your body changed, you hoped that eventually you could regain some resemblance of your pre-mom body. Many of us have been able to pull that off by opting for Chick-fil-A salads over nuggets, 5 a.m. sweat sessions over an extra hour of sleep, …

๐Ÿ’ Turn Your Doubts into Faith that Overcomes

๐Ÿ’ Turn Your Doubts into Faith that Overcomes

In Chennai, India, there’s a large Roman Catholic cathedral called San Thome Basilica. It’s named for Thomas, the doubting disciple. The church is built on the place where Thomas is buriedโ€”one of only three churches in the world thought to have been built over the tombs of Jesus’s disciples.
Why is this significant?
Because Thomas started as the “doubting disciple.” But he did not remain a doubter. When Jesus appeared to him after the Resurrection, Thomas believed. Not only that, …

๐Ÿฐ ๐ŸŽ‰ When Everyone Gets Invited to the Birthday Party

๐Ÿฐ ๐ŸŽ‰ When Everyone Gets Invited to the Birthday Party

My kidโ€™s birthday party means I include and find commonalities with nearly total strangers. And itโ€™s a really beautiful thing.
Iโ€™m usually a mess the day of my kidโ€™s birthday party. Iโ€™m frazzled, frantic, and barely pulled together before showtime. Iโ€™ve fallen into the trap of making sure each of these occasions is a Pinterest-perfect event.
If the birthday party is at my house, I make sure every corner of the house is clean. I make sure I have enough food for all the invitees and more. …

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๐Ÿ’ก Why Take Your Kids to Church?

๐Ÿ’ก Why Take Your Kids to Church?

Nap schedules, feedings, teething, separation anxiety, sickness, sports โ€“ when kids are young, it seems easier to stay home. Is going to church worth it?
Nap schedules, feedings, teething, separation anxiety, sickness, sportsโ€”when your kids are young, it seems like everything is working against your ability to attend church. Many Sundays, it seems much easier to just stay home.
Is going to church worth it? Absolutely. Even if you have to spend most of the service in the โ€œcry roomโ€ with your baby, …

๐ŸŽญ ๐Ÿ’ก 5 Ways to Avoid Being a Drama Addict

๐ŸŽญ ๐Ÿ’ก 5 Ways to Avoid Being a Drama Addict

Moms today have enough on their plates without adding unnecessary drama to the list.
I wanted her to know sheโ€™d hurt me. If I were being honest, Iโ€™d have to admit that I wanted to wound her back.
The more I licked my wounds, the angrier I got.
So I did what any reasonable, mature, Spirit-filled woman would do: I hinted about it on Facebook. Just a short statement. It looked innocent on the outside, but truthfully it wasย anythingย but innocent. …

๐Ÿ”ฌ ๐Ÿ’ก New Genetic Study Shows 90% of Species Appeared Almost Simultaneously

๐Ÿ”ฌ ๐Ÿ’ก New Genetic Study Shows 90% of Species Appeared Almost Simultaneously

A new gene study presents serious difficulties for the scientific theory of evolution, while bringing science one giant step closer to the Biblical story of creation.
Dr. Gerald Schroeder,ย an Orthodox Jewish physicist with a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was unperturbed, noting many ways in which new discoveries such as this show how science and religious belief can be complementary.
Mark Stoeckle from The Rockefeller University in New York and David Thaler at the University of Basel in Switzerland analyzed mitochondrial DNA collected from 100,000 animal species stored in the US government-run GenBank database. …

๐Ÿ’ก ๐Ÿ’ What Else Could We Learn About Marriage?

๐Ÿ’ก ๐Ÿ’ What Else Could We Learn About Marriage?

We thought we knew it all, but the Weekend to Rememberยฎ marriage getaway gave us practical help that was built on a solid foundation of biblical truth.
My husband and I value our marriage above all else. We consistently seek wisdom from every book, professional, and Scripture that we can find. We want our marriage to be like a balm for the soul instead of a constant struggle.
We thought weโ€™d learned everything there was to know about navigating the tricky waters of marriage together as a teamโ€”until we discovered FamilyLifeโ€™sย Weekend to Remember marriage getaway.ย  …

๐Ÿ’ก Co-Parenting Doesn’t Have to Be Ugly

๐Ÿ’ก Co-Parenting Doesn’t Have to Be Ugly

When the world is telling you to blame your ex-spouse and embrace bitterness, you can work on turning your thoughts toward a peaceful working relationship.
After divorce you and your ex may not be husband and wife anymore, but you are still mom and dad to your kids. That means you have to learn a new way of parenting, which we refer to asย co-parenting. This is when you and your ex-spouse most need cooperation for the sake of your kids. …

๐Ÿ’ Guard Your Heart From Adultery

๐Ÿ’ Guard Your Heart From Adultery

The core issue regarding sexual temptation is the condition of our hearts.
โ€œCan we have lunch?โ€ My friend had just called me without notice. โ€œItโ€™s been too long,โ€ he added.
A few days later we met at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Lunch with this guy was always fun. But sadly, not this time.
โ€œPatrickโ€ had a hugely successful computer software business. And he had recently opened a menโ€™s clothing store in our town (โ€œjust for kicksโ€). I was eager to hear how it was goingโ€”especially his new venture. …

๐Ÿ’ The Dynamics of Blended Families

๐Ÿ’ The Dynamics of Blended Families

Did you know that 50 percent of all families today are blended families? These are families where one or both spouses enter the marriage with children from a previous marriage or relationship. Blended families can be wonderful. I personally know of several blended families who are very successful and such a blessing.
Remember, Jesus came from a blended family. He didnโ€™t share the same father as his siblings.
However, blended families also deal with special challenges that other families donโ€™t experience. …

โš•๏ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ A Cancer Cure? Scientists in Israel Believe They’ve Found One

โš•๏ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ A Cancer Cure? Scientists in Israel Believe They’ve Found One

โ€œWe believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer.”
A small team of Israeli scientists think they might have found the first complete cure for cancer.
โ€œWe believe we will offer in a yearโ€™s time a complete cure for cancer,โ€ said Dan Aridor, of a new treatment being developed by his company, Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi), which was founded in 2000 in the ITEK incubator in theย Weizmann Science Park.ย AEBi developed the SoAP platform, …

๐Ÿ’ Making Resolutions for a Thriving Marriage

๐Ÿ’ Making Resolutions for a Thriving Marriage

Setting goals is important to maintaining a healthy marriage. Here are a few ideas to help you stick to them.
One of the great American traditions is to come up with a list of New Yearโ€™s resolutions. They usually donโ€™t last long. If youโ€™ve kept a New Yearโ€™s resolution beyond these first few weeks of January, I applaud you. If you havenโ€™t, you are not alone. Some statistics state that only 8 percent of people reach their resolution goals. …

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