Marriage & Family

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Posted 2/9/17 at 1:08 PM | Sophia Mixon

Family Vacations Lead to Stronger Relationships and Faith

Familyties are so important – and strong bonds between family members can lead to greater life satisfaction and a deeper commitment to faith for all members.

Unfortunately, our world often removes the family emphasis and puts it on career goals or personal acheivements. Online activities and television also play a big role in shifting family ties.

For that reason, understanding the way families can drift apart and how to come back together is critically important.

Families Grow Distant Thanks to Tech and Work

A study from the University of Southern California found that 28 percent of Americans admit to spending less time with their families because of online activities. Approximately 44 percent of household members felt ignored by others due to online activities, and 48 percent said that TV was the biggest distraction in the home.

Aside from devices that can decrease communication in the home, there are also work issues. About 60 percent of people say they’ll work extra hours, even if they’re unpaid, to get the job done. It’s very important to teach children the value of hard work, but those extra hours take away from precious time spent with family. FULL POST

Posted 2/7/17 at 1:55 PM | Brian Wallace

Keeping Students Out Of Debt

College is necessary for most career paths, but student loan debt doesn't have to be part of the equation. There are many different ways to pay for college, as outlined in this infographic.

Posted 2/2/17 at 11:34 AM | David Fournier

What are the Steps of a Birth Injury Lawsuit

The last thing that crosses your mind on your delivery day is an injury to your newborn. After preparing for nine months and honoring all appointments, you look forward to a healthy bouncing baby. Nothing prepares you for mistakes or injuries in the delivery room. Doctors and nurses can make mistakes that will harm your newborn. It is difficult to remain calm when you think of the consequences of the injury. However, lashing out is not the best solution. Here are the steps you should take in case of a birth injury.

1. Contact a Birth Injury Lawyer

The incident may be traumatizing but you need to start thinking about representation immediately. It helps to look for a law firm that specializes in birth injuries beforehand but it is never too late to find one. You can ask your spouse or a family member to look for a certified birth injury lawyer in your area. You can also search for a specialized law firm online and initiate the legal process. Do not leave the hospital before the lawyer visits you and assesses the situation. FULL POST

Posted 2/1/17 at 5:58 PM | Robin Williams

5 Things Future In-Laws Can Do to Help Plan Your Wedding

Since preparing for a wedding can take many months and involve an array of details, it can feel overwhelming for a bride and groom if they are handling everything themselves. However, rather than stressing out before the big day arrives, there is a solution to the problem. Because future in-laws are included little if any in the planning process for a wedding, you've actually got a great resource in front of you who will be more than happy to play a role in making your wedding day better than ever. If you've decided to include your future in-laws as part of your planning team, here are five things they can do to help plan your Los Angeles wedding.

Finding a Wedding Venue

Wedding Venue

If there is one thing future in-laws love doing, it's scoping out various luxury wedding venues to find the perfect spot where the ceremony will take place. Not only will this be a great way to include them in the planning process, but it will also give you the chance to spend more time together and get to know one another even better. When looking at wedding venues in Los Angeles, be sure to keep in mind how many people will be in attendance at the wedding also the type of decoration they provide like flower arrangements, lightings etc . After all, the last thing you want to do is decide on Los Angeles wedding venues that are too small for your needs. However, by working with your in-laws on this decision, you're sure to find a venue that will satisfy everyone. FULL POST

Posted 2/1/17 at 3:29 AM | Mark John

Why Christian Jewelry is so Effective

Christian jewelry is one of the hottest trends for Christians who want to share their faith, as men and women of all ages realize that the lifestyle of evangelism includes the way we introduce ourselves to the world.

Use of jewelry such as Christian rings, Christian bracelets and Christian necklaces are very effective ways to share your faith in Christ. Jesus commanded all believers to go all over the world and speak to others about it. And although there are many places and situations that make it difficult to share with words, we can demonstrate our faith with the use of beautiful Christian jewelry.

Christian t-shirts are very popular, like Christian hats and other garments. But clothing that makes us walk billboards may not be appropriate in places like work or professional environment.

But wearing the Christian ring, says the ancient Christian fish symbol elegant carved in silver, is always appropriate. There are beautifully designed Christian rings in all sizes and all dozen prices. Silver is the most popular and affordable.

The prices are very affordable. Good quality Christian ring with original design, which points to Christ and the Bible, can be found on many websites or Christian Christian Shopper retail stores for less than $ 20. Game and can be purchased in kit form for less than $ 50. FULL POST

Posted 1/26/17 at 10:53 PM | Karen Kramer

National Spouse Day

No one knows who created National Spouses Day on January 26th, but I love the chance to honor mine.

It was easy to fall in love with the bearded, songwriting, guitar playing guy.

He’d leave sweet love notes for me in my college books (this was waaaay before texting) and play songs for me while I did homework.

He was therapy for my Type A uptightness. But sound engineering was his true forte. He knew how to blend 24 tracks of recorded music into incredible musical productions.

Yet, when the music scene meant living apart, he gave it all up and moved to a farm where we could work together.

Then he poured his life into the farm every hour it required and worked extra jobs to pay the bills.

When we were spending too much time apart, he wanted to find another way.

Who knew that a songwriter-farmer could be such a terrific apple salesman? (Check out that first generation cell phone in his hand). FULL POST

Posted 1/4/17 at 9:10 PM | Karen Kramer

The Mulligan Lesson

There’s always plenty of New Year’s advice, but I gave my grandson the mulligan lesson.

Dear O,

This is my first letter to you in the New Year! Every year is a fresh beginning and every day is a new start.

As much as you love sports, I thought you might like to learn something about a sport I played. In golf, you can take a mulligan if you blow your first shot.

A mulligan gives you a fresh start if your hit off the first tee is awful. It’s nice because your golf game doesn’t begin badly—you get the gift of a second chance.

In life, we get mulligans too. Sometimes teachers give them if you do poorly on a test when they know you tried hard.

Sometimes coaches give you a mulligan when they see that you have what it takes, even after some missed shots.

Your parents are quick to give you a mulligan if you’re honestly doing what you can to help. FULL POST

Posted 1/2/17 at 1:48 AM | Lara Sen

After a Divorce: 6 Things To Keep in Mind

It dоеѕn't tаkе a brоkеn mаrrіаgе to knоw thе truth аbоut divorce — it's incredibly dіffісult. Even whеn уоu know divorce іѕ thе best орtіоn, thаt уоu'rе better оff еndіng a mаrrіаgе than staying іn it, аnd thаt nothing but good thіngѕ will соmе frоm thіѕ decision, іt'ѕ still hаrd. But іnѕtеаd оf flоundеrіng іn thе аftеrmаth, thеrе are ѕоmе thіngѕ tо kеер іn mind аftеr a divorce ѕо thаt you can nаvіgаtе уоur new lіfе wіthоut bеіng tоо оvеrсоmе with grief.

I know — уоu'rе juѕt trуіng tо gеt through each dау. I've bееn there. But thе thіng about getting thrоugh еасh day is that уоu hаvе to have a goal оr a guіdе tо follow. When ѕоmеthіng trаumаtіс hарреnѕ, еѕресіаllу whеn it turnѕ your whole life uрѕіdе dоwn, уоu need tо fосuѕ оn bеіng thе best vеrѕіоn оf уоurѕеlf іn order tо mаkе it through. Most nyc divorce lawyers, аgrееѕ with mе. I ѕроkе wіth many tо hеаr аbоut the іnсrеdіblе community they’ve hеlреd buіld at DіvоrсеFоrсе аnd their іdеаѕ on thіngѕ уоu nееd tо kеер in mіnd once you're ѕtаrtіng your lіfе аgаіn as a ѕіnglе lаdу. The tips аrе especially important іf уоu hаvе сhіldrеn, but thеу аррlу tо аnуоnе gоіng thrоugh a dіvоrсе. FULL POST

Posted 12/30/16 at 10:26 AM | Brian Wallace

Proper Food Storage For The Home

Storing things in the proper place in your refrigerator or pantry cuts down on food waste and saves your family money. Learn all about proper food storage from this infographic!

Posted 12/19/16 at 4:45 PM | Mark Ellis

Worship saved John Piper’s marriage

Desiring God
John Piper (right) interviewed by C.J. Mahaney

By Mark Ellis

He is one of the most influential pastors, authors, and theologians in America. Recently he shocked an interviewer by revealing that he and his wife had deep struggles in their marriage, but corporate worship played a decisive role in changing John Piper’s attitude toward his wife.

“I think I’m still married because of corporate worship,” Piper told Pastor C.J. Mahaney and an audience of pastors at the 2016 Sovereign Grace Churches Pastors Conference held in late October.

“What do you mean by that?” a stunned Mahaney asked, momentarily taken aback. Mahaney leads a Sovereign Grace Church in Louisville.

“Noel and I would have periodic, real struggles, not communicating, hurting each other with our words, feeling hopeless that we could be happy,” Piper confessed. John and his wife, Noel, have been married since 1968, have five grown children and numerous grandchildren. FULL POST

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