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Teenagers and Attitude


Are you struggling with teenagers giving you attitude? Consider the calling of scripture to discipline and guide children into lives of discipleship.

We call it “dead-face.” It is commonly displayed by teenagers hoping to communicate a lack of interest in the topic at hand. An empty stare. A flat affect. Silence. Dead-face. And it is not allowed in our home.

https://familyfire.reframemedia.com/articles/teenagers-and-attitude?utm_campaign=FF_RSS_Email&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=70160623&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8_yReVtfmaDmTSUcThyWPMSu4U2KR-g7V1py2ca18cV52dUKCrFnK3vfhZQVpmNd0sapURYwYA2nRTyCtNjbMSmsPYVw&_hsmi=70193087

This is a great article.

 

Love and Marriage


www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/02/13/8-facts-about-love-and-marriage/

Champions Are Overcomers


There is a great overcomer within you.  Unleash your champion today.

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Working through challenges in a Blended Family


Working closely with your mate will help decrease stress within a blended family.  Make time for relationship building with your mate.  Because of the more complexed challenges in a step or blended family, expect disputes around money, responsibilities, sex, in-laws, traditions and holidays.  There are many adjustments to be made within this new family.  The first step to finding a balance with your mate is to emphasize the strengths you have with your mate and don’t belittle them.

Life Nuggets for the Instant Parent


Eight Key Principles

• Realize that becoming an instant parent is a challenging task that requires team work.

• Remember that you’re not replacing a parent. You’re creating new beginnings.

• Reinforce your commitment to the marriage first this will benefit the child.

• Regard your role as God’s example of what a marriage is intended to be.

• Rebuild a gradual authority system to function by Biblical guidelines.

• Reflect the love of God by providing security for the child. By offering a safe place to grow and mature.

• Refuse to judge or criticize the missing parent. This only damages the process of blending and healing this new family unit.

• Resist the temptation to withdraw emotionally if you are not immediately accepted.

• Resolve to pray for the child and for your marriage.

“Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1–2)

Give Thanks


Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! 1 Ch 16:34 ESV 

Love is the key ingredient to destroying  a hateful mindset.  As, you go through your day remember that people will be more thankful for the unconditional love you’ve shown towards them.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou

Surviving the Storm


 When you become overwhelmed by the storms of life don’t forget to break out your umbrella. 

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