MAINTAIN FAMILY

MAINTAIN FAMILY

Marriage Q&A

We asked some friends to come up with a few questions on marriage, so here we go! Q. Jonathan, how do you get back on Elisa’s good side if she’s upset or having a bad day? A. Use those Publix BOGOs to bring her some sweets or ice cream. Then she’s more open to talk it...

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God’s Protection

A few weeks ago I came home late from a long meeting. I walked down the hallway with the intention to peek in on my 2 boys who were fast asleep in their beds - something I am sure my wife had been waiting for all day (If you know our boys, you know that...

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Dear Friend

This is a letter I wrote to a dear friend , but mamas everywhere need to hear this. Dear Friend, I know. I know. I do not know exactly what it is like to be you. To live in your house with your precious family. I do not know the places your mind wanders...

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Assume People are Good

Why do the harsh words stick closer than encouragement? Why do some words cut so deep? Why do judgmental statements aimed at us, at our parenting, our appearance, our faith, our personal choices, continue to surprise us? Today, I had two statements...

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I Was Not a Good Mom Today

I was not a good mom today. My words were not kind and the fruit I bore was not sweet. My anger was quick, and the heart I did wear on my sleeve was not pretty. It did not overflow with joy or kindness, patience, or even goodness. I was not a good mom...

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Redemption

Redemption for the day can be found in the simplest of activities. My redemption is bath time- where all the muck and grime of the day can be washed down the drain.

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