The secret to finishing any race strong

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Anyone can start a race. And anyone can sprint to the finish. The hardest part of the race is something different, something surprising, and it’s what you train for every day. [Read more...]

Numbers matter. So go big, even with a handful.

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These days it’s easier than ever to locate numbers and quickly see how you stack up. But what do you do when your numbers look bleak? [Read more...]

When Smartphones Distract Study

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The debate about technology is ongoing. Young people overwhelmingly are embracing their smartphones and other screens into every aspect of their life, while Mom and Dad are tempted to scream, “Can you put down that thing for even one minute!!!” Parents, teachers, bosses… even pastors… are being forced to decide whether to embrace this technological [Read More...]

The Benefits of Failing

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It’s fair to say that many people go through at least one season of financial difficulty sometime in their lives. It’s often part of the ladder-climbing experience when just starting out. Or it occurs between jobs, or is due to an injury or downed economy. If it happens to you, what do you do? [Read more...]

Why All Husbands Should Read Fields’ New Book

Doug Fields Great Marriage Book

Most men don’t read books on marital advice. In fact, the only way they’ll usually pick something up is if they think it will get them more sex. That’s probably why so many men are reading Doug Fields brand new, 7 Ways to be Her Hero. The book has barely been on the shelves two [Read More...]

How to be angry without losing your cool

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The big question is how can we appropriately be angry? When that legitimate emotion of anger arises, what might our responses and actions be? [Read more...]

Creating ‘FeelSafe’ Moments

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Mom drops off the last kid in the carpool and her 15-year-old slides into the front seat. “Mom, when you were my age, did you ever like a boy and he didn’t like you back?” Many moms would pinch themselves at this moment. For some reason my daughter isn’t staring at her phone… she’s talking [Read More...]

Frustrated? Permission granted to do nothing

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On this particular occasion we simply acknowledged the imperfection of the moment, and then moved forward with our day. Sometimes that’s the best answer. What would you have done?
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