When my husband and I said our “I do’s” we decided not to have a house divided by sports teams. That meant that I gave up my NFL team for his, and he gave up his college team for mine. Over the years I’ve watched my husband love and support his team no matter whether…
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I both shudder and celebrate when I perform a wedding. A beautiful couple stands before me who has worked hard to arrive at the start of their marriage. They deserve to be celebrated! A few rows from the stage sits a beaming and beautiful eight-year-old girl with a toothless grin. That beaming and beautiful eight…
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Life coach, Mark Chernoff, breaks down some important life truths that can shape how children view themselves and their place in the world.  Parents, no matter how old your child (or adult child), it’s never too late to help them integrate these lessons.
Our children grow up so fast.  Before we know it they’re out there somewhere in the real world, and we’re left hoping that we’ve done enough to prepare them for everything they’ll encounter.  Angel and I talk to course students and coaching clients on a regular basis – mothers and fathers alike – who share these sentiments.  They worry about their children.  They wonder if they’ve done a good enough job parenting up to this point.  And Angel and I totally get it too.  Oftentimes we feel the same way.  We’re concerned about our son Mac’s well-being and education, and we discuss it frequently, just like most parents.
In fact, from what we’ve researched and studied, the well-being and education of their children is more important to most parents than just about anything else – health care, cost of living, public safety, and even their own well-being.  And believe it or not, most non-parents also say they’re concerned about the well-being

In the New York Times, Mandy Len Catron wrote about how complete strangers fell in love during a social experiment where they answered 36 questions and then stared into each other’s eyes for 4 minutes. In “To Fall in Love, Do this,” Catron shares how she decided to attend one of the sessions herself with…
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“I am the chief sinner.” Who would say something like that? We might be ready to nominate someone else for “chief sinner” at times, but we don’t often suggest ourselves. But in a letter to a young pastor, Paul wrote, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—and I am the worst of them…
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