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Loving your children well at Christmas is not about the gifts // Episode 107

Making a peaceful home and a meaningful Christmas holiday

What are we talking about today? I know what you want for Christmas, mama. You want the same thing that I want – the same thing we ALL want. You want a peaceful, memory-making, joy-filled holiday with your family. That’s it. Is it really so much to ask? To have a peaceful home during the …

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10 simple ways to keep Jesus, family time, and gratitude at the center of your holiday season // Episode 106

Keep Jesus, family time, and gratitude at the center of your Christian family's holiday season

What are we talking about today? The holidays are great… but they are often so busy! And it’s way too easy to get distracted from the important things that you want your family time to focus on for Christmas. Maybe you’re distracted by the presents, maybe it’s all the extra parties and gatherings, or maybe …

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Episode 100 // Building family relationships as you walk through the many seasons of life: from celebration to sadness and everything in between

What are we talking about today? We all want happiness in life. We want peace, security, purpose, and fun. But we also promise in our wedding vows “in sickness and in health” for a reason.  Because life will throw curveballs at us.  Life will have its hard seasons. And the reality is, these are often …

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Episode 82 // How to enjoy a family vacation without sibling rivalry, family conflict, or a frustrated mama

What are we talking about today? Summertime is all about fun family time – so you don’t want to let conflict and bickering ruin it!  With all the effort that goes into planning a great family vacation, you want to make sure that sibling rivalry or changes in the plans don’t throw everything out the …

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Episode 74 // Taking every opportunity for family discipleship: Ideas for celebrating Holy Week, Easter Sunday, and beyond with your family

What are we talking about today? Easter is my favorite holiday. And it’s one that is easy to skim past… to wear the colorful dress, decorate some eggs, attend a big church service, and then move on with life.  Nope. Not around here! If family discipleship is important to you, Holy Week and Easter is …

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Episode 54 // How to enjoy a family gathering without all the family drama, anger issues, and conflict.

What are we talking about today? There is something about the holidays that can bring up old baggage, hard emotions… all the family holiday drama.  As you approach the holidays, or any other big family gathering, are you starting to feel stressed or worried about what’s going to come out? As a family counselor, I …

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Episode 52 // Enjoy a meaningful, low-stress holiday season by giving your family these 3 gifts… and none of it is “stuff.”

What are we talking about today? I love the holiday season. Many of us do! The problem is, they sometimes get so busy, so filled with stress, so focused on the gifts and the stuff and the family obligations… we don’t get to really enjoy our people during this important time of year.  No more. …

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Episode 44 // The key to happiness, intimacy, and healthy relationships: Loving your actual life and your actual people.

What are we talking about today? We all want to be happy. Or even, as the Apostle Paul say, content. But how do we get there?  Today’s episode is an encouragement for us all in how to be happy in our life today, our relationships today – even when things aren’t going the way we …

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Episode 21 // Ignore Pinterest! 7 simple ways to celebrate the people you love… without spending a lot of money, fuss, or time

Nothing is better than making someone we love smile. That’s the photo-worthy moment right there! The thing is… we sometimes put so much pressure on those moments to be photo-worthy that we miss the moment itself.  But what is the moment really about? It’s about the special person you are celebrating. It’s about their happiness, …

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