Having a Happy Family

Parenting: Love is the Answer

Parenting: Love is the Answer

The primary factor in raising children is love. If parents can just learn to treat their children with love and consideration, the children will feel loved and secure. Most parents can’t be with their children all the time, but itR... Read More »

Thoughts on Mothers and Motherhood

Thoughts on Mothers and Motherhood

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. –William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British Novelist The role of a mother is probably the most important career a woman can have. –Janet Mary Riley (191... Read More »

Marriage: Who Should Make the Changes?

Marriage: Who Should Make the Changes?

Q: My husband and I have very different personalities. One way this is manifested is in how we show affection to each another. I like to express my love by giving little presents or cards. I secretly wish he would do the same for me, but it... Read More »

Never out of Style, From Jesus on Motherhood

Never out of Style, From Jesus on Motherhood

Old-fashioned motherhood never goes out of style because it’s all about love. I made people to need love, and I intended for them to first experience that love through their mothers. Mothers are the embodiment of love and care and ten... Read More »

A Father’s Agonizing Decision

A Father’s Agonizing Decision

At the beginning of a church service, the pastor briefly introduced his guest speaker. An elderly man stepped up to the pulpit and told this story: “A father, his son, and a friend of his son were sailing off the Pacific Coast,”... Read More »

My Little Girl

My Little Girl

By Beth Jordan:  I don’t know if it is the same for all first-time mothers, but nothing holds my interest like watching my little girl. Her facial expressions, the excitement in her eyes, her curiosity–just about anything she do... Read More »

Jam to Remember

Jam to Remember

By Claire Nichols:  I used to struggle more often than I wanted to admit to really enjoy my children. Sure, many little unexpected happenings turned to happy thoughts later–the sorts of things that fond memories are made of–but ... Read More »

The Judgment

The Judgment

A woman once enumerated her husband’s faults to a divorce court judge. She simply couldn’t live with “that man” one day more, she said. On and on she went. Finally she paused to catch her breath, and the judge asked,... Read More »

Freeing Your Marriage from Familiarity

Freeing Your Marriage from Familiarity

Q: My wife and I have been married for 11 years, and though we still love each other, our relationship has grown stale. What can we do to put the magic back into our marriage? A: When most couples vow “for better or worse,” in t... Read More »

Marriage Is …

Marriage Is …

What is marriage? It’s a union, first of all. It’s a uniting, two hearts becoming one. Marriage is companionship and friendship. It’s being together, acting together, doing things together, and not wanting it any other way... Read More »

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