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Blending Family Traditions

  • Tue, Dec 8, 2015

Did you know that according to a recent poll, nearly a quarter of Americans reported feeling "extreme stress" during the holiday season with 69% of them stressed by the lack of time to do it all and 51% are feeling the "pressure to give or get gifts."

This is the season of hope and joyous celebration. Yet, according to these statistics it more often is a time of great stress and anxiety.  

FamilyThis month on FamilyLife Today, Ron Deal, Executive Director of FamilyLife Blended joins Dennis Rainey to talk about the stress points that hamper our ability to enjoy this ...

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The Dude's Guide to Marriage

  • Tue, Nov 3, 2015

"Ultimately what a man needs to do is he needs to be a student of his wife.  If you don't know her and what communicates love to her, you're going to miss the whole deal." - Dennis Rainey

What I appreciate most about the ministry of FamilyLife is that the help and hope they offer marriages and families is never one-sided.  In fact, just the other day this wife re-read an article by Bob Lepine about what husbands wished their wives knew about them.  It was exactly the reminder I needed.

This month, "FamilyLife Today" presents a series of ...

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Being the Right Kind of Mean

  • Tue, Oct 6, 2015

Growing up our family gathered at my aunt and uncle's house for the holidays.  As kids we so looked forward to those get-togethers with all the cousins.  However, the anticipation of any fun would soon be squelched the minute we pulled into my aunt's driveway because invariably my dad had to remind his children of a few things:

  • Don't touch anything that's not yours.
  • No running in the house.
  • Mind your manners.

My cousins on the other hand, never got those same instructions from their parents--which explains why they eventually referred to my dad (Henry) as ...

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