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Family, Food, and Real Relationships
May 2nd, 2019
But what is it that we need from other people?  How about attention?THE DEFINITION OF ATTENTION:  entering another person’s world or knowing what it’s like to be in another person’s shoes. Take turns ...  Read More
by Matt Schroeder
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Helping Kids Deal With Conflict
April 2nd, 2019
Be a magnifying glass: Help them identify and express their feelings. Save your advice until after your children have explained how and what they feel. They may need your help identifying their true e...  Read More
by Matt Schroeder
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Conflict Resolution
March 6th, 2019
Hurts are inevitable in all relationships. And oddly enough, we often hurt those we love the most. One obvious reason is that we spend more time with family members than we do others.Has your family e...  Read More
by Matt Schroeder
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The ABC's of Anger
February 5th, 2019
Anger is an emotion that is often misunderstood and mishandled. Angry feelings are a fact of life; we all feel them at one point or another. The problem is that anger, as one of the most powerful emot...  Read More
by Matt Schroeder
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Marriage Staff Meetings: A meeting of minds and hearts
January 15th, 2019
In healthy marriages, couples make it a priority to schedule time to communicate. Some couples even call them their Marriage Staff Meetings! We can all benefit from words of appreciation, so look for ...  Read More
by Matt Schroeder
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Considering Others (Part 1)
December 27th, 2018
Take some time to consider the people around you who might be experiencing life’s challenges and struggles—a co-worker, classmate, family member, neighbor or friend?Each person think about someone in ...  Read More
by Matt Schroeder
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Special Christmas Gift
December 6th, 2018
This Christmas idea will bring a lot of joy as parents surprise their children with a unique gift. Here’s how it works:Locate individual pictures of each of your children and frame themWrap the pictur...  Read More
by Matt Schroeder
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Things Dedication Day
November 1st, 2018
In our society, one of the pressures most families face is materialism. Teenagers insisting on just the right labels on clothing, kids throwing temper tantrums over the latest toys, adults yielding to...  Read More
by Matt Schroeder
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Beyond Chit-Chat
September 28th, 2018
What does it sound like?Here are some interesting questions you can use to enliven any conversation. Use them during Family Nights or Marriage Staff Meetings.What is one event in the future that you w...  Read More
by Matt Schroeder
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Table Talk
August 29th, 2018
Perhaps it’s because, although we know what to do, we often don’t know how to do it. Here are some practical suggestions on how to develop closeness among family members.Schedule Family NightsStart wi...  Read More
by Matt Schroeder
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New Parenting Goal: A Legacy of Intimacy
August 6th, 2018
As a parent, begin the journey toward a new goal — developing a legacy of intimacy!...  Read More
by Matt Schroeder