Grow

Here are some resources resources to help you grow in your relationships: your relationship with God, with others, and with yourself.

Re-Inventing Those Thanksgiving Leftovers

Re-Inventing Those Thanksgiving Leftovers

Want some creative new ways to re-invent that leftover turkey and potatoes?
Here are 5 great recipes to get you started...

Reducing Family Conflict on Holidays

Reducing Family Conflict on Holidays

Does your holiday joy tend to get spent on your fears about family dynamics?
Here are 5 ways to rise above it...

7 Ways to Simplify Thanksgiving

7 Ways to Simplify Thanksgiving

 1. "Let go a little," says Sara Kate, food professional and author. She recommends keeping things simple by asking for and accepting help, doing as much ahead a time as you can, and not stressing about making things perfect...

Having a More Thankful Family

Having a More Thankful Family

How can we build a more thankful family? What if we looked for ways to celebrate Thanksgiving all month long? Here are some ideas to get you started...

Steps to Forgiveness

Steps to Forgiveness

Even when we are willing to forgive, it is a process that takes time. The "steps" are more than psycho-babble. They are a legitimate road we need to travel to reach the place we want to be - a place of freedom and hope. Here's an article that really makes the "how & why" of each step easier to understand.

My Spouse Won't Go To Counseling

My Spouse Won't Go To Counseling

Even when you know your marriage needs help, your spouse might not be willing to go to counseling - at least not yet. Maybe it's the financial cost, or maybe your spouse just doesn't see or want to admit there are problems. You could be left wondering if there is any point in going to counseling alone...

While you can not change your spouse, counseling can still help change you, and that is a good place to begin.

READ THE ARTICLE:
When a Spouse Won't Get Help
by Mitch Temple, Focus on the Family

Step-parenting: Building Relationships

Step-parenting: Building Relationships

There are so many reasons why building relationships in blended families is complicated. It often takes more time and patience than we expect to form that bond. Here are 6 tips that probably won't come naturally, but can really make a difference!

Organizing Family Memories

Organizing Family Memories

So you have photos for the first day of school, graduation, and summer vacation... artwork from each major holiday... but how do you keep it organized so you can actually enjoy it?

Rising Above Feelings in Marriage

Building True Oneness in Marriage

Dr. Larry Crabb, marriage psychologist and husband, shares how he has discovered through his own journey that most marriages are suffering from "unrecognized self-centeredness." When we feel offended by something, we react to protect ourselves. But that reaction keeps our marriages from being what we want them to be. Instead Larry shows how we can rise above our feelings and show love that mirrors the love God shows us.

One Question for Teens

One Question for Teens

What one question should we be asking our teens? What question could change everything for us and for them? Is there really a question like that? And what makes it such an important one?