What Is on Your Teenager’s Social Media?

By Tavia M I guess I am a little behind the times. As a mother of two young teen-aged girls, I am struggling in understanding how teens are using Facebook and Instagram to relate and engage with each other. This week I learned some new information. "Tbh" (to be honest) is usually a positive statement on what a great friend the person is and how cute/funny/adorable, etc. he or she is; however, sometimes it is used to tear down the person or acknowledge how little they know someone who is liste...
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How Do I Show My Children that I Love them?

By Andrew R. Recently, while I was at work I got a phone call from my wife. She sounded a little upset as she told me that the toilet was clogged and that she did not know what to do. I asked what had happened and she told me that my three-year-old daughter had flushed something down the toilet. I became frustrated when I asked my daughter about this. She did not want to talk nor did she initially want to take any responsibility for her actions even though she had admitted to my wife that she...
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Is There Life After Divorce?

By Roger S. Divorce is typically devastating to spouses and any children involved. But, it is not a death sentence. Brighter days lie ahead. After my own divorce, I spent years wondering if the sun would ever shine again, but now I am happier than I have ever been. If you or your children are depressed, angry, hurt, unjustly treated, vilified, financially ruined, abandoned, disillusioned, distrustful, or just plain disappointed, know that “this too shall pass.” Few endured as a prophet who wa...
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Can Others Bring Me Closer to Christ?

By Seth D. I am far from perfect, as anyone who has ever lived with me can certainly attest to. I have patience for my bosses and colleagues, but I get easily frustrated helping my children with their math homework. My own shortcomings frustrate me but I find that by seeking a relationship with God, I am aware of how I can be better, bit by bit. No one on Earth is perfect, but I’m drawn to people who I see living virtuous, moral lives. I want to be better and I seek out help from people I ...
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How Can We Overcome Loneliness?

By Maxine T. I am English and my husband is American. We have lived in America all of our married life. I left my family to move to a country that, while similar in a lot of ways to my country of birth, is still very different. Needless to say, particularly in the early years of our marriage, there was a lot of adjusting. I not only had the learning curve of living with someone new, I also had a new culture to figure out. As newlyweds, my husband was in his last year at university and held...
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How Important Are Good Friends?

By Jessica H Over the course of my life I've had a lot of friends come and go. Some have been really good friends, but some have not been so great. As I look back over the friends I've had, I realize that there was a direct relationship between the kind of friends I had and how I was feeling about myself. One example showed this relationship very clearly in my life. In my sophomore year of high school, I was with a group of friends who weren't necessarily bad, but they weren't the best. Th...
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