How Divorce Impacts Teenagers: 13-18 Years Old

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[display_podcast] We have been discussing how divorce effects children differently, depending on their ages.  It’s so important to be aware of this when a family is experiencing divorce, in order to help your child cope in ways that are most beneficial to them in their age group.  Today we will discuss how divorce impacts teens, ages 13-18 years of age. As teens grow so does their desire to be independent.  They still need you however.  Though it may seem they are rebelling against you and what … [Read more...]

Ouxano 59: 1 Samuel part 6 – Parenting Tips from Eli

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[display_podcast] In 1 Samuel 3, we find little Samuel hearing from God while sleeping in the Tabernacle:2 One night Eli, who was almost blind by now, had gone to bed. 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle near the Ark of God. 4 Suddenly the Lord called out, “Samuel!”“Yes?” Samuel replied. “What is it?” 5 He got up and ran to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?”“I didn’t call you,” Eli replied. “Go back to bed.” So he did.6 Then the Lord  … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 36: At a Crossroad

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[display_podcast]I met a lovely young woman this past weekend who we shall call Monique.  She is divorced and has a young daughter.  Her husband left her two years ago for another woman.  He moved out of their home they had bought together and right into the new woman’s.  Monique had to short sell her home due to the divorce and chose to move into a two-bedroom apartment.  She has suffered a lot of loss.  The death of her marriage, selling of her beautiful home, and the loss of time with her … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 55: Blessed Child

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[display_podcast]My mom and dad raised me in a very stereotypical 1970’s-80’s nondenominational American Christian home.  Now, in the 70’s and early 80’s, it was very common to see evangelical pamphlets and booklets lying around, ready to be handed out to the next non-believer to walk through our door – especially “The Four Spiritual Laws”, written by Campus Crusade for Christ founder Bill Bright.  It was an easy to read, simple explanation of these four critical facts:God loves you and … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 54: Heaven Is For Real

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[display_podcast]It’s been said that this is the year of faith-based entertainment with movies such as Son of God, Noah, God is Not Dead, Left Behind, Exodus and Mary, Mother of Christ due to hit theaters.One such movie that my dad is especially excited about is based on a book that greatly inspired him a couple of years ago – Heaven Is For Real.In the book, Todd Burpo writes that during the months after his son's emergency surgery in 2003, his son Colton began describing events and p … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Wise or Foolish Builder?

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[display_podcast]Let’s talk about shared spirituality today and it’s relevance to stepfamilies and couples.  Couples who share common spiritual beliefs show a significant increase in the success of their marriage vs. those who do not have spiritual agreement.  One study, lasting 25 years and including couples from all 50 states as well as 27 other countries, revealed that those couple’s that enjoy close spiritual intimacy report significantly happier marriages.  These areas were included in t … [Read more...]


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