Creating My Vision of Marriage

Contributed by Thomas B. Holman and Abby Viveiros Whether you train to get fit for a marathon or for a great marriage, you need a vision of what you want the end result to look like and who you need to be to achieve that end    Creating a Vision of Your Marriage                                                            The Bible tell us “where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18).  Let’s get started creating a vision of your marriage, as a word picture of what ...
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Achieving My Vision of Marriage

  Contributed by Thomas B. Holman and Abby Viveiros What is important is to change yourself to be the kind of person you need to be to have the marriage you envisioned My Role in Achieving My Vision of Marriage—Dealing with Fears, Making Changes Now that you have created your vision of what you hope your marriage will become, it is time to look carefully and honestly at yourself and see how well positioned you are to have the kind of marriage you hope for. For example, as yo...
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Motives & Manganese

By Mike C. In June 1974 billionaire playboy Tony Stark, uhh… I mean Howard Hughes,  launched the Hughes Glomar Explorer (HGE).  At 618 feet and 36,000 tons, the ship was a pretty impressive sight.  Reports said it had the capability to pick up 5,000 tons of ore off the ocean floor each day.  And what kind of ore were they looking for – gold, silver, platinum?  Actually they were reportedly looking for manganese. The story gets stranger.  It turns out that the whole manganese story was ...
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Miserably Ever After?

BY ADENA AND AMY [Editor’s note:  We’re all aware of the many tragic instances of husbands verbally abusing their wives, but this article relates how the wife can do the same.  Still, all the principles related here apply equally to husbands.] The other day at the store, I saw a husband miserably pushing a shopping cart behind his wife as she browsed; he occasionally picked out something, asking, “How about this one? This looks good.” Each time, his wife had a cutting remark: “Our kids...
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Developing Close Relationships With Our Teens

In an era of increased drug use, teenage pregnancy and youth suicide, it's little wonder that most parents are very concerned about their teens. Very often they ask: "How can I protect my teens from these things?" An important key is to develop close, caring relationships. Teenagers who have close relationships with their parents are less likely to use drugs, abuse alcohol or become pregnant out of wedlock. These teens are more likely to adopt the beliefs and values of their parents. Teen...
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Nurturing Feelings of Self-Worth in Children

Each person has a divine spirit of eternal value. God loves each of us, and we all have the potential to become like Him. Parents and other adults can help children learn from an early age that they have this great worth. The Family: A Proclamation to the World states: "All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny." Self-worth is one of the most important f...
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