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We All Have a Daddy Gap

We All Have a Daddy Gap

With the recent release of The Daddy Gap, my coauthor Dawn Walker and I are already praying that this book doesn’t just move people to action when it comes to single parents and fatherless children, but rather, that it becomes a movement across our nation of restoring anyone who has suffered from “father wounds” in their own life to find healing … Read More...

Christmas Gifts with Faith, Hope & Love

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A book makes a great Christmas gift! The 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting team members have released a number of titles this past year to come alongside parents while raising children. Here's a list with links to purchase the books for special people on your holiday list. The 1 Corinthians Parent Series By Lori Wildenberg & Becky Danielson, … Read More...

Critical Condition

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I recently tuned-in to a local sports radio station following a Minnesota Vikings win. I had just watched the game and thought that the team had played well. However, listening to the callers on the post-game show, one might have concluded they had played the worst game of their season. People were criticizing the play calling, the execution of the … Read More...

Not So Perfect Christmas

Not So Perfect Christmas

Oh the stress of trying to be perfect! We all know there is no such thing, right?! But why do we try so hard to make our lives seem perfect when they aren’t even close. Christmas time just magnifies this ten fold, doesn’t it? Standing in line at the post office yesterday was eye opening. I’m not sure it is a good idea to put a lot of people … Read More...

Parenting

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Christmas Gifts with Faith, Hope & Love

A book makes a great Christmas gift! The 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting team members have released a number of titles this past year to come alongside parents while raising children. Here’s a list with links to purchase the books for special people on your holiday list. The 1 Corinthians Parent Series By Lori Wildenberg & Becky […]

Single Parenting

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5 Ways You can Serve a Single Mom

Friends, We have the great blessing of having Jennifer Maggio guest blog for us today. With the holiday season approaching at warp speed we thought it might be a good idea to begin thinking about how we can reach out to the single moms in our neighborhood and churches.  Jennifer is the founder of The Life of […]

Marriage

7 Marriage Lessons Learned in the Alps

7 Marriage Lessons Learned in the Alps

According to our Walkmeter App, during our recent hikes in the Alps we hiked over 70 miles and climbed over 16,000 feet! Not bad for a couple in the second half. While we can’t keep up this pace throughout the year, we try to hike a few miles each week. It’s good for our health […]

Media

Media Ratings

Media Ratings: What Are Our Kids Plugged In To?

Making “healthy” choices is a very popular topic today in both Christian and secular circles. We all want our children to be healthy! It’s a worthy goal for both ourselves and our children, no doubt. In fact, it seems obvious that when it comes to physical health there are clear, basic boundaries about what is […]

Recipes

Slow Cook Back to School Meals

Slow Cook Back to School Meals

School is in full swing after a whirlwind carefree summer. At our house we are “trying” to have normal routines, “trying” to have normal bedtimes, and “trying” to manage all of our back–to-school activities. If you’re in charge of dinner, the dreaded question arises daily—“What will I feed my family tonight?” And what meals will […]

Faith

Dealing with Disappointment

Dealing with Disappointment

They stood in front of me in the check out line. The dad was unloading groceries from the cart onto the conveyer belt. I heard his daughter ask him if she could have a candy bar. I would guess that this same scene plays itself out everyday in that same line. The father gently said, […]

Grandparenting

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Eternal and Extended

Often summer provides an opportunity to connect with family that live both near and far away. Extended family can be a great support system through which to strengthen your own family values. Involving interested aunties, uncles, and grandparents- those people important in the lives of your children- enriches and reinforces the spiritual training  taking place […]

Education

Study & Exercise

Study & Exercise, A Sweet Spot for Success

“Mom I think you need to workout.” “Excuse me,” I said to my son. “Mom, you’re quiet, not answering my questions, and have a mad look on your face. You aren’t like that when you workout.” Wow, what an observation. At first I was sad that he could see such a difference in me but […]

Special Topics

Four Things I Learned About Being a Mother-in-Law From Mine

Four Things I Learned About Being a Mother-in-Law From Mine

As Mother’s Day, 2014 approaches, I’m pausing to remember another key “mother relationship” in my life – my mother-in-law, Lillian Rose Arp, who passed away a number of years ago. Why now? This past week, Dave was in Albuquerque, NM going through files, drawers, and stuff helping his sister get the old family place ready […]

Home & Holidays

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Christmas Gifts with Faith, Hope & Love

A book makes a great Christmas gift! The 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting team members have released a number of titles this past year to come alongside parents while raising children. Here’s a list with links to purchase the books for special people on your holiday list. The 1 Corinthians Parent Series By Lori Wildenberg & Becky […]