Marriage & Parenting
“Marriage is hard.” It takes a lot to meld two lives — not the least of which is overcoming expectations.
New tech tools can help teens cope with stress, using what is often a teen’s favorite possession: a smartphone. Read more »
A study of Christ can be approached as a resolution of the mind and as an attempt to model our thoughts more closely on the nature and personality of Jesus. This is often useful and appealing even... Read more »
New research finds that waiting until after recess to feed students can increases a their fruit and veggie intake by about 54 percent. Read more »
A new study explains why parents should make sensitivity a focus during a child's early developmental years. Read more »
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With pornographic images and videos just a tap away on any smartphone, laptop or tablet these days, experts say it's not just a matter of if kids see porn, but when. How parents address the problem... Read more »
I began to doubt if I could be both a great mom and a great wife until I took a closer look at my marriage. Read more »
There's a trait that research has shown destroys relationships. Avoid it, or your marriage will suffer. Read more »
A new study found that when parents include material goods as part of their parenting techniques it can potentially create problems for their children as they grow up and become adults. Read more »
My path along motherhood is full of mistakes — but I'd like for my kids not to remember any of them. Read more »
Marriage rates are down and out-of-wedlock birth rates are up — way up — in the United States. What are the consequences for America's families, and what are creative solutions to the... Read more »
My wedding day was beautiful, but I’m not convinced it was the biggest day of my life. Read more »
I recently took my rightful place in the chain of awkward sex talks that have been passed down from mother to daughter for generations. Read more »
I will never stop believing that, someday, what we’ve gained is going to feel so much bigger than what we gave up. Read more »
When my kids were young, I would sometimes wonder what I had done wrong when child after child was born into our family with a hefty dose of “strong will.” Read more »
What's it like to be the sister of Buster Posey, starting catcher for the San Francisco Giants? Or the brother of Steve Young, Hall of Fame quarterback? Or the sister of James Valentine, lead... Read more »
I’m convinced the No. 1 cause of divorce is not adultery, financial problems or irreconcilable difference. Those are most often symptoms of a deeper problem. Read more »
My mother didn't specialize in home decor or gourmet cooking, and she didn't lift weights or run marathons. But she makes me feel like I am the most important, wonderful person ever born. Read more »
Maybe there are some people out there (real people, not people in books and movies) who have easy marriages full of non-stop romance and deep soulmate connection. But I don't know any of them. Read more »
Create a lasting and fulfilling marriage by adopting these 10 guiding principles. Read more »
This weekend, I tried a new approach to the guessing game of paying the baby sitter. Read more »
There are some things I want you to know about me. About children. About this journey through motherhood that we're both on. Read more »
There is no biblical basis to indicate that God has one soul mate for you to find and marry. You could have a great marriage with any number of compatible people. Read more »
Singles today (and most married couples too) are searching for super-spouses that simply don't exist. People expect far too much from their spouse in all the wrong areas. Read more »
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