Save Sex for the Honeymoon

Save Sex for the Honeymoon

“I think David should wear a white tuxedo,” my dad insisted. “He is just as pure as Sabrina, so why shouldn’t he dress in white for his wedding day?”  With smirking eyes, my spouse-to-be and I attempted to explain to my dad that white suits were cool in the ‘70s...
The People in My Neighborhood

The People in My Neighborhood

“Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood . . . the people that you meet each day.”  Those familiar lyrics from the song by Sesame Street’s Ernie played along in my head every morning as my son and I took our thirty-minute walk up and down the streets of our...
Five Reasons Your Preteen Needs You

Five Reasons Your Preteen Needs You

Your preteen is embarking on the era of adolescence, when many of life’s choices will be made, and they need you now more than ever. Preteens are unique because, unlike most teenagers, they still invite participation and close friendships with parents—an attitude that...
Baby, Watch Your Mouth

Baby, Watch Your Mouth

When my sister-in-law Jerra was a young mother, she wanted to teach her daughter, Natalie, to say, “yes, Ma’am” and “no Ma’am” when speaking to adults. But for some reason Jerra couldn’t get her to stop saying “yep” and “nope.” When it came down to disciplinary...
Five Keys to a Truly Romantic Marriage

Five Keys to a Truly Romantic Marriage

Have you seen couples holding hands in public and wondered what happened to the romance you and your spouse used to have? The good news is romance isn’t hard to revive. With just a few changes in behavior (and a spiritual jump-start), you can rekindle the tenderness...