Why All Husbands Should Read Fields’ New Book

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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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Why you need to base your life on answers — not questions

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It’s popular today to live in a perpetual state of questioning. And certainly it’s okay to doubt. But just don’t live in doubt for the rest of your life. Base your life on answers, not questions. [Read more...]

This Memorial Day, 6 tricky lessons to convey to children about war

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For spring break, a friend and his wife took their three children to Honolulu. They planned to visit the USS Arizona Memorial, the commemorative site of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Since I’ve interviewed veterans and written about WWII, they asked me for ideas about how to teach their children about war. What would you say?
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3 Essentials to Talking with Today’s Teens

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This situation isn’t uncommon. A mom sits at dinner with her two disinterested teens, slumped over their plates. She desperately wants to communicate with them, but wonders how she can draw out more than just a shrug of the shoulders or unintelligible grunts. Have you tried talking about poop? NPR posted an article this week, [Read More...]

12 Questions to Ask Your Teenagers

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One of the biggest complaints I’ve been hearing from parents recently is, “My kid won’t talk with me?” Parents want to open windows to meaningful communication in the home… but they can’t seem to get more than one word answers out of their kids. Here’s 12 questions that provoke meaningful conversation. [Read more...]


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