2 Ways Your Job Can Kill Your Marriage

Aug 20, 2014 by

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The other day I was reading an article on Inc.com called ‘My Wife Knows I’m Crazy and She Lives With It’ by Meg Cadoux Hirshberg. The story is about an entrepreneur who has a problem with almost never turning off his work brain. Get this, on the day of his wedding rehearsal, he was meeting with distributers. His fiancé didn’t see him until 4:00 p.m. that day. Fortunately, he married a very understanding woman and one who must love him a great deal.

How often has your job gotten in the way of your marriage? Or a better question may be how often have we allowed our job to get in the way of our marriage?

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Relational Time Management

Feb 26, 2014 by

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How are we using our time as it relates to relationships…specifically our relationship with God, and family and friends?

“No one has more time than you have. It is the discipline and stewardship of your time that is important. The management of time is the management of self; therefore if you manage time with God, He will manage you.”

– Jill Briscoe (“Before you say ‘Amen’” Christianity Today, Vol. 38, no. 3)

We all know that adage that none of us can make more time; only manage the time we have. We believe that often those relationships that we say are most important are the ones that most often get neglected.

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Eliminating Poverty Begins at Home

Aug 21, 2013 by

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We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty. Mother Teresa

What a great quote. We are convinced that the cure does start in our homes. Mother Teresa reminds us that poverty takes on many different forms and how often the idea of poverty (financially, hungry, naked, homeless), really stems from true poverty…a lack of love.

We are so committed to the family and the belief if we can “fix” the family needs and “brokenness,” we can help end other forms more commonly called poverty. We believe that parents committed together do make a difference in the lives of their children. We believe that marriages that are strong, healthy, and genuinely loving, are wonderful examples to help children see and learn what marriage is, the love that is possible, and what marriage can be for them. We believe this will help with divorce and separation.

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Winning Where It Counts Most: Part 2

Jun 27, 2013 by

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For Part 1 of this story, read Tuesday’s blog.

Mickelson played a tournament that, like usual, ended last Sunday, June 9. He did well and finished second. He flew home to California instead of heading east where the US Open is being played in Pennsylvania. He went to be with his family. Mickelson was home for their oldest child’s 8th grade graduation that was on Wednesday. He then took a red-eye flight Wednesday night and arrived early Thursday morning, headed to the golf course, and arrived about 1-½ hours before his tee time.

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Winning Where It Counts Most: Part 1

Jun 25, 2013 by

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As I begin to write this, Phil Mickelson is only half way through the US Open golf tournament. By the time you read this, Sunday, June 16, 2013 will have passed. It will be Father’s Day, Phil Mickelson’s birthday, and the conclusion of the US Open golf tournament.

Phil Mickelson is a professional golfer who plays on the PGA tour and has won a number of tournaments. He is considered one of the better ones to ever play the game.
I enjoy watching and playing golf, and have been a Mickelson fan for some time. Like so many others I only know of him, and like him, from a distance. We often hear how he will stay around signing autographs and taking pictures for the fans.  But I have watched his commitment to his family, which has also increased my long distance appreciation for him. I chose to write this before the completion of the tournament because it is not based on whether he wins or loses (he is currently tied for 1st); rather for the values he demonstrated right before this prestigious tournament known as our National Championship, the US Open. It is considered one of the four Major Championships golf recognizes in one season. To win it has become a priority for all golfers. Simply put, Big Week! And Mickelson has finished a record 5 times as runner-up. Some have said if anyone should win this tournament, it is Phil Mickelson.

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