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[27 Aug 2012 | | ]
Changes Teenagers Need of Their Father to Improve Relationship

TweetShareHave you ever had the desire for someone to change their negative behavior because it was destroying or damaging the relationship? I am quite sure your answer is probably, yes! As a parent, I have made many mistakes but I always valued our teenagers’ perspective on things. Sometimes we disagreed but we did everything we could to prevent damaging the relationship. My greatest desire was to always respect my adolescents’ opinions.
Video: Stategies for a father to improve relationship with their teenager
Listed below are changes teenagers said they needed of their father …

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[25 Aug 2012 | | ]
Strategies Parents Can Use to Control Attitude and Temper

TweetShareListed below are simple strategies parents can use to control their feelings and emotions when faced with major obstacles.  If you are facing problems in a relationship; such as the workplace or with your children, these simple strategies will work.  Parents, you face many challenges every day whether you are a working mom or a stay at home mom or dad.
Parents, it is very important to understand the magnitude of the daily challenges you face. If you deal with them improperly, you can damage your relationship with your teenager and …

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[11 Mar 2011 | | ]
Parents Reflect on The Importance of Attending A Parenting Workshop

TweetShare I have decided to share with my followers the reflections of parents who attended a parenting workshop. The parenting workshop focused on strategies useful for parents to raise and build better relationship with their children. As a reader, I hope you will obtain additional insight on changes you might need to enhance your parenting skills as it relates to your family.  There are duplications but it was necessary to communicate what parents have in common.  I believe their reflections on parenting skills are beneficial to individuals with children and individuals that …

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[3 Mar 2011 | | ]
Simple Ways Parents Can Discipline A Teenager

TweetShareOne of the most challenging aspects of being a parent is disciplining a teenager when they have made wrong choices; especially when they have violated your trust.  Parents also struggle with who will be the disciplinarian when actually both should be. It is imperative that parents work in unison when it comes to discipline. If you don’t, the teenager will foster disagreement between their parents.
A teenager knows how to steal your heart with their eyes and pitiful looks when being disciplined.  Don’t give into the teenager unless you have strong …

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[26 Nov 2010 | | ]
Family And Friends Too Selfish to See The Needs of Other

TweetShareI don’t know the frequency in which I have read John 5:1-15, but each time I meditate on those scriptures, God seems to give me additional insight. This story is about an invalid at the pool of Bethesda.
Each year, the Lord would send an angel to the pool to perform physical healing for those able to get into the pool. John 5:3 says, “Here a great number of disabled people used to lie the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for 38 years.” …

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[31 Jul 2010 | | ]
Shall We Gather At The River

TweetShareI had to share this poem with our followers.  The poem was written by Arlene (mom).  My wife and I have adopted Arlene as our mom.  She lives in Tennessee and she sends us a card every month to encourage us.  She never fails to send holiday greeting cards nor birthday cards.  She prays for us every day and we know mom will see her creator soon.  I can personally feel it in mom’s poem.  We have missed our parents because they are in heaven.  However, God has given us …

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[26 Jul 2010 | | ]
Love

TweetShareThis article was updated to include additional scriptures as well as an audio file.  Please see link at the bottom of article.
L.O.V.E (Life Line, Obsession (passion), Victory, Enhances
(1 John 4:7-21, Luke 10:25-37, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
Points to Ponder

You should always be prepared to respond to an unexpected question regarding eternal life (Luke 10:25-26).
Jesus expects you to love God with your heart, soul, strength and mind and to love your family and neighbors as you love yourself (Luke 10: 27).
There are people who will not show you love nor respect but will take advantage of you …

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[6 Jul 2010 | | ]
Encouragements To Help You Live A Productive Life

TweetShareI hope you will enjoy the inspirational words in this article. Please take the time to read this article and share it with your family. I was filled with joy as I compiled the words to inspire and encourage you.  I pray that you and your family will discover great encouragements that will  help you to live productive lives.

The more you serve others the less likely you will encompass low self-esteem because of the joy you receive from the success of those you served.
Today is a new day, make someone feel special by …

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[1 Jul 2010 | | ]
Forgive

TweetShareThis updated post focuses on how important it is for you to forgive those that hurt you to the core of your heart.  When you forgive, it will help you to maintain your Faith. It will give you strength to overcome Obstacles. It gives you the ability to Repent when you are wrong. It guides you closer to God and it will prevent an Infection of hatred from flourishing in your life.  When you forgive, you will also have Victory over your own life without others influencing you in a …

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[22 Jun 2010 | | ]
Parents Share Reasons They Love Their Children

TweetShareThis article is about parents sharing reasons they love their children. Each parent wrote, discussed and reflected on “Why do you Love your children?” The names were changed and their responses are listed below.
 

Ester’s Testimonial
1.      I love how they are spontaneous
2.      I love how creative they are
3.      I love how loving they can be and how they show it
4.      I love how they are there for each other.  They may have fights but in the end they have each other’s backs.
5.      I love to see them laugh together
6.      I love …