Real Stuff My Dad Says: Givers and Takers

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[display_podcast] Dennis Prager has famously said that the world consists of only two races:  the decent and the indecent. But my dad has his own delineation between people – there are Givers and there are Takers. This doesn’t mean that if you simply accept a gift from someone, you’re a taker.  What it does mean is that if you have been blessed, you should bless someone else when you have an opportunity. Sadly, “takers” tend to develop and live a lifestyle where they forget how to give to oth … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says: What Is A Safe Family?

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[display_podcast]A word of warning:  when you become someone who gives of themselves, you will find opportunities to give to people who REALLY need it.My dad has raised me to be a man who puts other people’s needs before my own and to look for opportunities to help.  Now, this is easy to do when it’s convenient:  opening a door for someone walking with crutches, giving a guy down on his luck a couple dollars, taking a meal to a family with a new baby…Recently, my family partnered with … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Signs of Domestic Abuse

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: Last time I shared part of my story about being married to my first husband and the abuse I suffered.  Today, I would like to look at the signs of abuse, how do you know if you are in an abusive relationship?  For those of us who are in one or have been in one, it’s not all abuse, right?  That’s why we stay.  We see some good in our partners’; we believe or want to believe them when … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: The Main Reason Most Kids Rebel Against Parents, Authorities & God

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From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor:Most kids who go off the deep end, into a season or rebellion, do so for one reason. They see the rules and restrictions that authorities place on them as personal attacks rather than loving means of protection… and THAT is the problem of the authorities in their lives, not the kids.Another way I often say it is this: Rules without relationship, creates rebellion.Rules are not a bad thing. Because human beings are fallen cr … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 74: Is His Manager Alive or Dead?

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[display_podcast] Dad and I thoroughly enjoy watching movies together. One of my fondest early childhood memories was waiting in a line that was wrapped around the movie theater, anxiously waiting to see Star Wars. Flashforward nearly 40 years, and the two of us just spent an evening sitting in a giant dark room together watching The Avengers. I guess, in some ways, little has changed over the decades. But technology has. I remember in the early 80’s when Dad brought home our first VCR. It was … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: My Abuse

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: I recently described how my ex-husband came to believe in the Lord.  Incredibly, the Lord allowed me to be a part of his salvation.  I say incredibly because for the years we were married, he was my abuser. We were married for five years and had a son together. My little boy tried so hard to become my protector, he was three and four-years-old, but he sure tried to defend his ma … [Read more...]


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