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Loving Our Fathers

The word ‘father’ ignites strong feelings in all of us. If we’re lucky, it’s a feeling of fondness: warmth, security, provision, and strength. For some there are feelings of abandonment, hurt, oppression, or anger. Neil Josephson, the National Director for FamilyLife, has a message for all of us this Father’s Day: “If we’re going...

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Hurt, Healing, and Forgiveness
Hurt, Healing, and Forgiveness

Sometimes past hurts and negative life experiences can cause our hearts to harden. Tormented memories can sometimes cause us to regress or it could subconsciously cause us to fill our lives with a flurry of things and activities to distract our attention.  Mike Woodard, Associate Director of FamilyLife Canada, has had a rough ride through life....

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How to Be Happily Married
How to Be Happily Married

Neil Josephson has been married for over 30 years.  He’s discovered that the biggest challenge in his marriage hasn’t been any of the circumstances that he and his wife have faced.   The biggest threat to being happily married is being selfish. He says, “Here’s what I realized: I could continue to be selfish, or I could be happily married....

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Making the Grade
Making the Grade

What makes you worthy? Good enough? Is it when you have meals ready on the table, when lunches are packed and ready to go, or if the house is tidy? Perhaps when you've succeeded in balancing your family budget? Many mothers deal with self-destructive thoughts of not meeting and exceeding expectations.  FamilyLife staff Lisa Pike shares her struggles...

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Re-kindling the Connection
Re-kindling the Connection

How do you feel when your spouse tells you "we need to talk"? Do you get excited? Or do feel a surge of dread, anticipating an unpleasant conversation about what may have gone wrong? Most marriage experts would affirm that communication is key in marriage -- but  just how can spouses do so effectively? Neal Black, the former Associate Director...

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Effective Communication
Effective Communication

How do you feel when your spouse tells you "we need to talk"? Do you get excited? Or do feel a surge of dread, anticipating an unpleasant conversation about what may have gone wrong? Most marriage experts would affirm that communication is key in marriage -- but  just how can spouses do so effectively? Neal Black, the former Associate Director...

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Knowing Your Spouse’s Love Language
Knowing Your Spouse's Love Language

How do you feel when your spouse tells you "we need to talk"? Do you get excited? Or do feel a surge of dread, anticipating an unpleasant conversation about what may have gone wrong? Most marriage experts would affirm that communication is key in marriage -- but  just how can spouses do so effectively? Neal Black, the former Associate Director...

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Listening with Desire
Listening with Desire

How do you feel when your spouse tells you "we need to talk"? Do you get excited? Or do feel a surge of dread, anticipating an unpleasant conversation about what may have gone wrong? Most marriage experts would affirm that communication is key in marriage -- but  just how can spouses do so effectively? Neal Black, the former Associate Director...

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