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Home is the Place for Loving Correction

Recently, my wife and I realized that one of our four children was really struggling in the way that he handled correction from us.  (Our kids range in age from 7-14 years old)  When we correct him, he responds by

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How to keep your Kids from Derailing your Marriage

  In 2004, my wife and I spent four days in Puerto Vallarta celebrating our ten-year anniversary. We left our three small children behind and were together on a vacation for the first time in nearly five years. During this

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How to take your Friendships to a new Level

Interested in learning to be a better friend, parent, or spouse? One of the ways to take your friendships to a new level is to learn to implement a few skills that coaches use. A commitment to developing these skills

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Presence: The Key to Real Relationships

One of the most valuable things that I have learned in recent years is the importance of Presence.  Presence is important for healthy friendships, healthy marriages, and successful parenting.  By presence, I mean showing up both physically and emotionally.   Many

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How to keep your kids from destroying themselves with an iPhone

On Christmas day, my wife Chandra and I gave our (almost) 14-year-old son an iPhone for Christmas.  After a year’s worth of thought and consideration we decided that now was the time to do this. Handheld technology brings with it a wealth of great

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