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๐Ÿ’ All My Husband Heard From Me Was ‘BOOOO!’

๐Ÿ’ All My Husband Heard From Me Was ‘BOOOO!’

After weโ€™d been married awhile, I realized I had gone from Daveโ€™s biggest cheerleader to his biggest critic.
Here I was again, engulfed in loneliness and discouragement, my new companions. I was having another pity party, destroyingย anyย chance of falling asleep.
Ughhhh!ย This was happening more and more as I lay my weary body down beside my husband, Dave, who seemed oblivious to the tug-of-war in my mind.
I should be content and happy,ย I scolded myself.ย  …

๐Ÿ’ก Creating Closer Relationships in Stepfamilies

๐Ÿ’ก Creating Closer Relationships in Stepfamilies

Strengthen bonds between kids and stepparents by going on a trip that doesnโ€™t fit into the status quo.
Karen was like many biological mothersโ€”she wanted her son and her new husband to have a quality relationship. They were cordial enough, but there was no real connection between them. She wrote:
I am looking for information on how to improve communication in stepfamilies.ย I was a single mom from the time my son was 3 years old until he was 15. …

๐Ÿ’ก 5 Ways I’d Like to Thank My Divorced Parents

๐Ÿ’ก 5 Ways I’d Like to Thank My Divorced Parents

Despite their decision to divorce, both of my parents made sacrifices along the way that kept my brother and me as their priorities.
When I was eight years old, a friend of mine whose parents had gotten a divorce told me how great it was to have two separate Christmases, one with each parent. Double the presents, double the fun, right? For an eight-year-old, most definitely.
But even at that age, I knew the significance of having only one Christmas. …

๐Ÿ’ก Teaching Our Kids Not to Be Bystanders to Bullying

๐Ÿ’ก Teaching Our Kids Not to Be Bystanders to Bullying

Most kids on todayโ€™s campuses probably fall into the category of โ€œbystander.โ€ They know they should probably do something, but they donโ€™t.
โ€œI feel guilty about it every day,โ€ he told the crowd, a little choked by his own words.
The church youth group was captivated by Blakeโ€™s vulnerability.
Blake seemed like a normal high school kid: decent grades, a soccer player, and from a good home. But this particular young man was obviously plagued with guilt.
โ€œI saw him being made fun of every day,โ€ he said, …

๐Ÿ’ A Marriage License Is Not a Receipt, Itโ€™s a Commitment

๐Ÿ’ A Marriage License Is Not a Receipt, Itโ€™s a Commitment

Exchanging one spouse for another isnโ€™t as easy as returning the wrong pair of shoes. Choose wisely from the beginning and forget the return policy.
I once heard of a young man who said, โ€œA marriage license is like a receipt. If I donโ€™t like this wife, I can exchange her for another one.โ€ His careless comment seems shockingly harsh, but it encapsulates the actions of our current society.
Itโ€™s the โ€œsoul-mate syndrome.โ€ Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, …

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๐Ÿ’ก 10 Amazing Medical And Scientific Facts Found In The Bible 1000’s Of Years Before Anyone Knew About Them

๐Ÿ’ก 10 Amazing Medical And Scientific Facts Found In The Bible 1000’s Of Years Before Anyone Knew About Them

It is nearly impossible to believe now, but there was a time when not only did doctors not wash their hands in the hospitals, they didnโ€™t even know of the existence of disease-causing germs and microbes. But the Bible did.
Since the startย of the twentieth century,ย mind-boggling advancesย in science, medicine and technology have become commonplace. Diseases that once killed millions now bother almost no one, time-saving devices are everywhere, and with the latest scientific technology we learn more about our universe every day. …

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. …

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. …

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