Family Relationships

Not Seeing Clearly Causes Dangerous Consequences

The drive home from celebrating Christmas 23 ago was forever etched into my mind. My wife and I had gone to celebrate the holiday with her side of the family in the Shenandoah Valley. We had a great time of … Read more

Are You OK With Uncomfortable Conversations?

Which conversations do you dread? Are they with an employee or colleague who doesn’t seem to do what they should? Are they the ones with your teenager about what they do or don’t do? Are they with your spouse over … Read more

The Ten Rules of Respect

Have you ever seen how a lack of respect can ruin the culture of an organization or a family? When people don’t respect each other, they lose an appreciation for each other. And that can devolve into nasty personal relations—all … Read more

How Do You Handle Emotions?

Men often don’t know how to properly handle their emotions—especially with their wives.  They either go too far on one extreme, or they go too far on the other.  But how about you?  How do you handle emotions? Men tend … Read more

How Can You Balance Your Work and Family Responsibilities?

When you have to put in a lot of time at work, how do you maintain your family responsibilities?  How can you maintain a balance between your work and your family life? If you’re looking to always maintain an even … Read more

Three Ways to Prepare Successful Kids

How do we prepare successful kids? When we were kids, our teachers told us, “You can become whoever you want to be, as long as you put in the effort.”  Perhaps they were wrong. They told us that if we … Read more

How to Stay Happily Married Today

With the deck stacked against marriage today, how can you stay happily married? When divorce statistics look as bad in the Church as they do outside the Church, how do we prepare our marriage relationship for the long haul? Whether … Read more

How to Spiritually Prepare Your Children for Their Independence

We all know that we should spiritually prepare our children.  No one wants to see their kids have a failure to launch. But how exactly are you trying to spiritually prepare your children to grow on their own?  Are they making your faith … Read more

How to Love Difficult People

Who are the people who really get under your skin?  Do you know them from work?  Or maybe they’re family?  Or perhaps, you see them at church. We all know folks who can really bother us.  But it doesn’t have … Read more

Four Key Ceremonies for a Boy on the Path to Manhood

When does a boy know he’s a man?  When his father—or another man—tells him so. There is no biological point in a boy’s life when he knows he’s become a man.  He must be called out of boyhood and into … Read more