Family

 
 
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Family Furnace

Many homes built prior to World War II had coal furnaces.  The coal furnace would create warmth in the cold winter months, but every so often, it would backfire, and whoever was tending it at the time would be covered with soot. The coal furnace is a metaphor for our families ...

 
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Model for Marriage

Have you ever considered that your relationship with your kids could be a model for your relationship with your spouse?  Think about it: you nurture your kids, you challenge them, and you forgive them. You probably have high standards, yet you understand when those ...

 
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Parents As Leaders

It is astounding how often kids leave other kids out.  But even more astounding is how often parents observe, but ignore, the exclusion.  Every time a young person is excluded by other kids, it of course chips away at that person’s self-esteem.  But do not think for a second ...

 
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Doing & Accomplishing

It is easy to get way too focused on what you do and accomplish.  And if you are a parent, it is really easy to get caught up in what your kids do and accomplish. This is especially true if your kids are in high school and will soon be completing those college applications   ...