Archive for the 'Family Life' Category

Coming of Age: 4. Who Should Speak To The Next Young Man?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

We have a tradition of a formal coming-of-age ceremony we call a “Bar Chanon.”  This can take all kinds of forms but centers on a serious call to embrace the next stage of life for the young man. We think it’s only natural for the young man to be welcomed into the community by the voices…
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Not Just Tacos – Wow!

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

  A few months ago, our friend Shirley Solis gave us a copy of her new book, Not Just Tacos: A Journey into the World of Authentic Latin American Cuisine. I have pretty high standards for cookbooks. We have many of them, but just a few that we go to again and again: The Joy of…
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Can We Get Your Vote for
My Beloved and My Friend?

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Our book on marriage, My Beloved and My Friend: How To Be Married To Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses, is in the running for the Christian Small Publishers “Book of the Year” Award. This award is based on votes from publishers, booksellers, readers – anyone interested in promoting books from independent Christian publishers – and…
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Coming of Age: The Value of Ceremony

Monday, March 9th, 2015

People often ask if we’d describe what we do for a coming-of-age ceremony with our boys. Surely with six boys we’ve done something of the sort … and the answer would be, “Yes, indeed!” You’ve probably heard of the Jewish “Bar Mitzvah” tradition – where a Jewish boy is officially welcomed to adult status in…
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Save on Hotels with Christian Hospitality Networks

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

We travel a lot. No, really, a LOT. As authors and speakers, we’re on the road more months than we’re home now. We used to picture speakers as those glamorous people who flew in to the conference, stayed in the nicest rooms, and had everything taken care of. Then we became speakers. We didn’t want to…
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When Should You Get Your Kids Their Driver’s License?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

When we were teenagers, we couldn’t wait to get our driver’s license. It was a step toward adulthood, and we were eager to have the independence that driving represented. All our friends felt the same way, and our parents encouraged it. Recently, though, we’ve been hearing something which frankly surprised us. We were listening to…
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We Tried Samaritan Ministries…

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

The changeover to Obamacare was a tough one for us. Insurance through our small business became impossibly expensive – three times the cost of our mortgage! We checked into alternatives at the Marketplace, but we fell in the gap and healthcare there was impossibly expensive, too. With trepidation, we decided to try one of the Christian healthcare…
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Handling the Flu in Your Family with Grace

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

This year’s flu season is a doozy! Most of the families we know have had it and the rest are scared to death they are going to get it. We’ve found that times of sickness can bring out the worst in everyone — OR they can be workshops of grace! How can you make it…
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Five Things You Need to Know About Your Boys & Internet Porn

Monday, December 29th, 2014

“I don’t know who else to talk to. My little boy has been watching horrible stuff. I don’t know what to do.” There are five things we wish all parents knew about internet porn. If they did, there would probably be a lot fewer of these heartbreaking messages for us to answer! (Note, this post…
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The Worst Christmas Ever, Part 5

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Christmas is a big deal at our house. We grew up in Christian homes, where Christmas was celebrated in a family-oriented, Christ-honoring way. We love the holidays. I try to shop all year, watching out for deals on the things I knew our children would love. Even the times I was on pregnancy bedrest, I…
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