Archive for December 2014
This is a guest post from our good friend Joel Phillips, who is a husband, father, blogger, writer and relationship expert. Joel is all-too-familiar with the trials and challenges of navigating blended families during the holidays. He lives out what he writes about. Check out his fantastic new blog, Build Relational Wealth, which has just been launched.
It’s the season of peace on earth and goodwill toward men, right? The reality, however, is that many enter into the Christmas season with a lot of stress and unrest. How do you find peace during the holiday season? Our family’s answer may surprise you! It’s not an easy thing to do. In fact, the Holiday season is one of the most unrestful times of the year for our family, it seems. Every year, in-spite of our planning, early shopping, and focus, we find ourselves rushing around like crazy people up until the last minute. Peace alludes us. While it
There are classes, books, seminars, talk shows, magazine articles, therapists, and websites, all at our finger tips, every single day, for just about any struggle we have on the parenting journey. Most of them are pretty helpful. And most of them can help us heal from just about any wound we’ve sustained. But nothing is as healing as finding out you’re not alone.
It’s one of the most recognizable, and well-known Christmas songs of all time: Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright, round yon virgin, mother and child, Holy infant, so tender and mild, sleep in Heavenly Peace. Sleep in Heavenly Peace. [Joseph Mohr, 1818].
Every now and then I (Mike) will venture off the parenting, marriage and family path to write about something miscellaneous, but valuable! Today’s post is just that. However, I wouldn’t do this unless the content I was sharing was life-changing!
On the road of parenthood, particularly foster care and adoption, there are well-meaning people and there are not so well-meaning people. Unfortunately, we’ve encountered too many of the latter. Here’s the question we’ve wrestled with: How do you respond?
Back in October I published a post called Sex Starts In The Morning. The premise was a challenge to husbands to put their wive’s needs above their own and take on a position of servanthood in their marriage. I almost didn’t publish it, if you can believe that? Little did I know that it would become the “post read around the world!” Since it’s publish date, on October 20th, over 750,000 people have read it, around the globe. The response to the post has taught me one thing- this world is filled with a lot of people who just don’t get it!