Your son is up against a lot at school—his piers, his education, learning to do life. It’s enough to make them feel overwhelmed and defeated. Learn how you can be their support and not the person they let down once again. Boys have a special need from their parents to have success in school. They need patience, encouragement, and a whole lot of grace. Here’s how you can help your son succeed in his studies.
Marriage needs to have goals to succeed. It’s with these habits and goals that your marriage can go above and beyond your average relationships. When your relationship is healthy, you are healthy. When you are healthy, your marriage is healthy—all the more reason to invest and work at your relationship.
There is great controversy among Christians surrounding the verses about wives submitting to their husbands, as well as great misunderstanding about what healthy masculinity looks like. And while I will do my best to answer the why and the how when it comes to what healthy spiritual leadership looks like, I want to first make it clear that just because someone is the “leader” of the home, does not make them better, more valuable, or more loved by God.
Over the past ten years, my husband and I began to realize that there are positive characteristics to our marriage now, that were never there before; like how we resolve arguments and so on. It’s these elements our marriage has grown into something beautiful. Had we never stuck with it through the ups and downs, we would have never gotten to where we are now — a strong marriage, filled with love and understanding for one another. It’s definitely not perfect, but I have never felt like perfection should be an element to a healthy marriage, anyway.
When I think about men and PMS, I imagine a handful of guys standing around a uterus on the ground as if it’s an alien from outer space, poking at it with a stick and provoking it to attack. No form of communication is attempted — just poking.
In a culture that’s giving up on marriage faced with any sign of struggle or unhappiness, we are given a choice of whether we will go along with the crowd, or do things a little different and commit to what we promised from day one - for better or worse.
Warm your body and soul with this delicious bean and chicken soup recipe. The best way to start your week, or knock out some meal planning. Freeze for later or eat immediately - make in the Instapot or simmer on your stove - enjoy this delicious soup today.
Getting your children to open up and talk about their feelings is no easy task. But something we neglect to address is the possibility that you might not be listening. When they don’t feel hear, why would they feel safe to share their heart and open up on a deeper level. Age is also a huge factor when it comes to how and when they will open up—when they are little, in most cases, children will open up fairly unprovoked—so listening and being attentive in their younger years will make a huge difference for when they get older.
I have always been so hard on myself as a mother. It's good in a way because I know that I won't ever let myself settle for what my child deserves, but it’s also bad because I lay awake some nights wishing I had reacted differently, and then obsess about how guilty I feel.
I have never understood those couples who say they never fight. I can’t identify with it, and I also don’t think it’s very healthy. On the other end of the spectrum, fighting or arguing can be a relationship killer if not handled healthily. Arguing is healthy. When two different people come together with differences of opinion and baggage from being human, it’s inevitable for there to be a spat in the mix. What’s not healthy, is when it’s taken to extremes.
Raising boys is no easy task, but it’s an amazing privilege. With its responsibility, comes many fears that we as mothers have for our son’s. We have a lot of influence in how our son sees himself, lives his life, and makes his choices. It’s important to know how to nurture his manhood, without coddling his every move. A boy desires adventure, and at no point should we hinder that with our fears. Prepare your son for the world he will grow up in, and not the world you want him to grow up in.
It’s hard to know what to get for a new mom, especially if you aren’t a mom yourself. And these days, it’s important to note that most moms are very eco conscious, as well as fragrance, chemical and plastic free when it comes to everything surrounding their precious child. I know because I am one of them. Here is a list of items that are amazing and unique gift ideas for your mom friend that is sure to wow her.
Men, do you think you know what it is that women want? It’s your turn to know just what it takes to be relationship material. But I’m not only talking to those of you who are single, I’m laying it out there for all you men about what a woman wants and needs from you, whether she hasn’t met you yet, or has been with you for 20 years. It’s never too late!
A man’s insecurities are seldom expressed, or identified. Not only is it important for us ladies to have knowledge of these insecurities so that we can better understand our men, but it will also help guide us in our unintentional or unseen negative reactions to their insecurities. In the same way, we desire for our spouse’s to both understand and accept us, despite our insecurities.
We all struggle with forgiveness. It's probably one of the hardest things a human can do, especially if the offense is great in our eyes. Yet most of us know, to move on with our lives, forgiveness is an essential part of being human.
Taking care of a newborn is no joke, so to make things a bit easier for you busy moms who need a little extra time to get stuff done, here are a few items that have really helped me get going with my busy life. If you aren’t careful, getting supplies for baby can get very quickly out of hand. From the baby swing, to the diaper changer, to the activity pad, diapers, baby bath - the list goes on. Before you know it your house looks more like a baby day care center and less like a home.
The first few days of bringing home baby are the toughest. You’re exhausted from birth, possibly breastfeeding, and of course, lacking sleep. That’s why in the days leading up to your due date, it’s essential to plan ahead and get yourself prepared mentally and physically for the precious new addition to the family.
Are you continually believing un-truths/lies about yourself? Gain awareness and stop giving into your detrimental thoughts about yourself. Have confidence in who you are and discover your self-worth through enlightenment to the lies you believe.
It's no news that many women are insecure. We have enough thrown at us daily via social media telling us just how much we fall short of the ever-changing new "normal." Insecurity has many names and many masks.
These resources aren't necessarily "Pregnancy" workouts, so I modified when necessary. I found it harder to find specific pregnancy workouts that actually challenged me. This way, depending on how you feel, or how fit you were before you worked out, you can modify to your own desire.
It can feel very discouraging when you don't know your own value or self-worth. Life suddenly becomes a burden, and in all reality, you aren't quite sure how you got there or why. Once you realize your own worth, it will not only allow you to stop looking inward and being self-focused, it will free your mind to accomplish more than you ever thought possible.
t's no question that we all go through difficult times. It's hard to keep yourself going, let alone try and encourage your spouse who is also going through a season of struggle. So, how can we keep going, as well as support the person we love through their difficult time? It's not easy.
It's not wrong to seek happiness or to desire happiness for ourselves or our kids. But it could possibly be misguiding for them, if when we expect it to come our way and it doesn't, our worlds falls apart.
Trust is one of, if not the most important aspects of any relationship. Unfortunately, it's the hardest to establish, especially if that trust has been broken. There is one important step we all have to take if we are going to have any success in rebuilding trust in our relationship.
Communication is the backbone to any healthy relationship — when you can get communication right, you can have a great marriage. But how do we do that? How can we begin to share our heart without the other person putting up their defenses?
When I first thought of writing this post, I was in the process of organizing my life. Working from home has its disadvantages, especially because I tend to favor the creative side of myself, over the buckling down and getting shit done side.
Dieting is one of the surest ways the food industry continues to try and convince us of eating things we shouldn't. They claim "healthy, low-carb, ketogenic, gluten-free, fat-free, less sugar, vegan," and the list goes on.