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Good-for-You Sweet Treats

While eating healthy and enjoying sweets seldom go hand-in-hand, here are some compromises that can allow for SOME guilt-free indulgences: No Bake Salted Caramel Bars, Cherry Garcia Ice Cream and Fruit Tarts!

Help! My Husband Isn't Prince Charming Anymore

When you’re dating and falling in love, it’s easy to see your guy as Prince Charming and nothing else.  Yet every couple eventually comes to the realization they are mere mortals.  The butterflies flutter away.  The heart stops beating wildly at the sight of your mate.  You might wonder "where did my Prince Charming go?" 

Instead of asking this, try these three questions instead...

Emotionally Preparing Your Children for Back-to-School Season

Between sheltering-in-place, online learning and time away from friends, many children will need a little extra support as they head back to school this fall.  
Here are some tips to help you emotionally prepare your children to return to school with confidence, optimism and excitement.

The Real Reason We Don't Forgive

We remain in chains of emotional bondage to those we refuse to forgive. By withholding forgiveness we are saying "You will never be able to make this right." But what we are ultimately saying is: "I will always hold onto this pain."
Learn how to finally forgive others who have wronged you.

6 Ways to Know God's Will for Your Life

I often think to myself, "I just want to know God's will for my life." But what I really want to know is the future.  But God is not obliged to show us what lies around the corner.

When you wonder what God’s will is, here are 6 ways to help point the way....

Keeping Up with the Joneses

One of the paradoxically dumb things we do is to destroy our finances by buying garbage we can’t afford to make ourselves appear wealthy.

Blueberry Zucchini Cake Is The Perfect Summer Dessert

Picture this. You wake to a sunny and mild day. You grab your first cup of coffee and your morning cake and walk onto the porch to savor a few moments of peace. Wait, cake? Yes, I said cake! There is nothing wrong with cake for breakfast because this is the perfect recipe!

Create a Family-Friendly 'Staycation'

With summer vacations looking a little different this year, infusing new energy into playtime – and making it a family affair – can turn time at home into a fun “staycation.”
Help battle boredom and get the whole family involved with these fun and engaging activities

Should Christians Use Online Dating Sites?

Singles, is online dating inherently evil or good? Is it something that you personally are turning to?  Opinions on this topic are passionate, and there's lots of disinformation out there.
Here's some balanced perspective to help you decide what you should do.

5 WAYS TO RAISE A CONFIDENT, ADVENTUROUS CHILD

From taking steps toward the stairs to learning that bubbles don’t taste good, exploration is a part of development for babies and young children.

To help make this a fun (yet safe) adventure, here are some great tips!

Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Easier Mornings

Mornings can still be busy, even if your commute no longer exists.
Take morning meal prep off your plate for days at a time when you make a batch of No-Bake Walnut, Cocoa and Cherry Bars or Savory Walnut Egg Cups.

20 Wild Ideas for a Married Date Night on a Budget

Couples often put dating on the wayside because of finances. But whether you're struggling newlyweds or marriage veterans, dating reminds you why you fell in love. So get creative, step out of your comfort zone, and go on a date—for cheap!

Why it's Impossible to Buy Happiness

I have sat across the table from more than 10,000 families, and I have seen it all. I’ve seen the happiest of families thriving in the worst of situations, and I’ve seen bitter battles where families were broken apart over mere trinkets. The difference in the two can generally be boiled down to one word: values.

15 Fun Summer Dates for You and Your Spouse

Research shows time and again that those married couples who date regularly, and furthermore, try new activities together, tend to have more meaningful relationships.

Here are some fun romantic ideas that will encourage time together that will hopefully create lifelong memories.

4 Ways to Embrace the Season You're In

In order to keep a good attitude, we really need to embrace our current seasons instead of stressing about it.
Every season we go through in life, no matter how difficult or uncomfortable, has some benefits, even if they are small ones that we really have to search for.

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