Grow

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

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Healthy Eating on a Budget

It seems like most New Year’s resolutions have to do with what we eat and what we spend - but when it comes to healthy eating, how do you do that AND manage your budget wisely?

35 Gifts Your Kids Won't Forget

35 Gifts Your Kids Won't Forget

If you've been wondering what you can get the kids that they will always remember, you're not alone. But is it something that can be wrapped in ribbon or is it too big for that? The good news is that while these gifts aren't free, they fit in any budget...

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...

7 Lies Parents Believe

7 Lies Parents Believe

"I can't teach my kids about God because I have to much to learn and change in myself..." Ever feel that way? If you do, you're not alone, but some of the myths parents buy into are keeping us from teaching our kids the things they long to know. Here's an article that might make you rethink how much you have to offer...

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!