How can we make the most of summertime for our teenagers? Let them sleep until noon and have video game marathons? No! Have them join the work force. Getting a summer job is a rite of passage, a step on the path to independence.
How can we be sure to listen to a voice that is not audible to our physical human ears - especially when we're going through a crisis? Here are three ways we can help our spirits be open to hearing what He wants to tell us.
Living below your means is seen by many as a life sentence, not the lifesaver that it is. It can take a crisis like unemployment or a sudden illness to reveal just how far in over their heads they really are. That's when a lifesaver looks really good.
Couples often put dating on the wayside because of finances. But whether you're struggling newlyweds or marriage veterans, dating reminds you why you fell in love. So get creative, step out of your comfort zone, and go on a date—for cheap!
Enjoying the great outdoors is a perfect way to create fun memories with family or friends. All that fresh air is sure to work up your appetite, so be sure to plan a delicious meal to top off all the merriment.
Here are some fun recipe and activity ideas to make your family's summer loads of fun!
I thought I knew a lot about marriage when we stood before our family and friends thirteen years ago because I had memorized Ephesians 5 and read some books, but the following months proved I didn’t know much at all... The Lord has been teaching me through our marriage, through his word, through talking with other Christians, and by his Spirit over the last thirteen years. Here are four marks that seem to be present in healthy and growing marriages.
Learning shouldn’t stop just because school is out. In fact, stepping too far away from the books can result in a learning loss. However, research has shown that encouraging kids to read just six books, or 20 minutes a day, over the summer can help prevent the summer slide.
My husband and I decided to cut our kids off from screens completely. We said 30 days, no Netflix, Nintendo, YouTube. They cried like a family pet had died. But then we all moved on. Then next morning, they didn’t even ask because they knew it was a non-starter. We prepared ourselves for a lot more work on our end. We could not believe what happened....!
I want faith to be an important part of my life, but some days there seems to be no room for it because everything else is pushing it out of the way. These seven tried-and-true tips revive my faith, no matter how busy I am, and I think they will help you, too.
Summer break is great for kids to cut loose and take a break from school, but parents and teachers know well, the “summer slide” can set in and make for a rocky start to a new school year come fall. Help your kids stay engaged through fun, educational summer activities and programs in your area!