Category: family

Staying In Love Part 4 – Multiple Choice Marriage

Andy Stanley does a great of job of discussing the gap between “Expectation” and “Behaviour”. When something goes “wrong” like our spouse is late for a special event or isn’t able to complete a task we expected, we need to ask ourselves, do we really believe that our spouse went out of their way to …

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It’s the little things that matter

There was a song years ago called Cats in The Cradle that has always had a profound effect on me.  Yesterday was proof of how important the little things are. I was sitting on the couch in the living room as my grand daughter was outside picking up bugs for the kit she used to use with …

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Why do we do that?!

Have you ever found yourself frustrated with a child or spouse because you tried to tell them something and a year later, they discover what you tried to tell them a year ago? How did you react?  Did you acknowledge their wonderful discovery and encourage them to do it again or did you criticize them …

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To Praise or Not to Praise

I read a very interesting article on Yahoo yesterday.  It made some great observations about the relevance and timing of praise for your child. This reminded me of a time when my son came to us asking about some spelling.  It was obvious that he didn’t think it looked right.  We took the time to …

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