Thoughts from the Home

500 Family Counselors Say . . . According to a study of more than 500 family counselors, the following are the top traits of successful families:  Communicating and listening Affirming and supporting family members Respecting...

Just Play Dumb (Or Dad’s Trick #44)

In January 1992, at 1:00 a.m., one very tired mom (me!) heard a cough. I bolted from my sleep to a standing/running position and in one leap made it to the bathroom and flipped...

The Benefits of Kissing

Here's a bit of interesting news...

Marital Blessings

Blessed are the husband and wife who...
Smiling family

Family Pointers

Decide to Be Better Each of us should form a resolution right now. Husbands, promise yourself that your wife is going to have a more caring husband till death separates you. Wives, promise yourself that your husband...

A Family Is…

Families are so many different things...

Thoughts for the Home

Husband for Sale Tom Brokaw of NBC News once reported a story about a Mrs. Louise Horner from Maryland, who put an ad in the local paper. It read, Husband for sale, Cheap! Comes equipped with...

Take This Communication Test

Take this test with your mate. Insert your spouse’s name in the blank and answer the questions as you think your spouse sees you. (Copy this sheet if possible or keep your answers on...

5 Suggestions for a Better Life

When you hear a kind word spoken about a friend, pass it along (Proverbs 3:27; Galatians 6:10). If it’s a negative word, keep it to yourself. As a man, spoil your spouse, not...

Tips for the Home

Nine out of Ten Understandably, many families must utilize the services of a day care center, but some Americans use such centers merely to increase their buying power by putting both parents in the workforce....