The 4th Day of Christmas: Harmony, Peace and Goodwill

By: Rachel Doherty | Tweens 2 Teen

Magazines may portray Christmas as a time of peace and harmony, but we all know it can be a long way from that. This Christmas I’m unwrapping 12 days of gifts you can give to your family that won’t cost a cent. Read more

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The 3rd Day of Christmas: Spreading Good Cheer

By: Rachel Doherty | Tweens 2 Teen

Most of us see Christmas as a time of good cheer. But cheerfulness isn’t a given when you are the parent of teenagers. As part of the 12 days of Christmas, today I’m looking at how to cultivate a cheerful spirit in your family. Read more


The 2nd Day of Christmas: Add a Pinch of Joy

By: Rachel Doherty | Tweens 2 Teen

Continuing my wander through 12 days of Christmas, today I’m unwrapping the gift of joy. As you get ready to stuff the turkey and pop the presents under the tree, do some of these things to cultivate joy. Read more


The 1st Day of Christmas: Starting out with Love

By: Rachel Doherty | Tweens 2 Teen

The first day of Christmas in my festive series is all about love. Unwrap these ten tips for creating a more affectionate family. Read more


Growing Closer Through Family Devotions

By: Focus On The Family

When you think about “family devotions,” it may strike fear in you.

Here is some practical help and encouragement to gather at dinner time and dialogue with your kids about spiritual matters.  Read more

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Dad Goals: Big, Audacious Dad Goals

By: Duncan Robinson

When I was in my 20’s I had big dreams. I wanted to change the world, write a book, speak to thousands of people, travel the world, get married, ride unicorns and punch Titans. They were all audacious, massive, incredible goals. I wanted to set the bar high, challenge myself at every pass. Read more


5 Tips to Make Minimalism Work for Your Family

Right now, small is big. Minimalism is popular everywhere: tiny houses, 30-item wardrobes, basic food diets and simpler lifestyles.  Read more

The Power of Forgiveness

Tim Sisarich from New Zealand was asked by “Focus on the Family” to travel the world, making a documentary on the state of the modern family. However, he didn’t count on it raising issues in his own life. Particularly in the area of forgiveness.  Read more