It’s Christmas time, but unfortunately it’s all too easy to lose focus on Christ even though we’re supposed to be celebrating his birth. This season can bring both stresses and joys, and it also can bring many opportunities for family discipleship. Here are my “Twelve Ways of Christmas.” Consider including a few of these into your Christmas season—and enjoy the gifts that come from family discipleship.
Life happens, job loss happens, health-related emergencies happen. It’s not a matter of IF, it’s just a matter of WHEN. So how can you start preparing a safety net in order to be able to respond to life’s unexpected turns?
It’s wild how the holidays can bring out such intense sides to our personality. In our marriages, the rush, the expectations, the schedule and the cookie induced sugar buzz can really make for some stressful—potentially explosive—situations.
All families struggle with the extremes the celebrations bring out of and on us! Here’s a few tips to help you navigate the season...
When the shepherds came to the manger and told everyone about the supernatural announcement of Christ’s birth, there were two distinct reactions – “Wonder” and “Ponder”. Those in attendance wondered at what the shepherds said, but Mary pondered what they said in her heart.
So how about you? Are you a “wonderer” or a “ponderer”?
God is not absent-minded, He didn’t forget about you. He has so much more for you than just marriage. I know it’s hard to believe but ask your married friends. Marriage is a gift, but it is not the only gift.
Every year, when I flip the calendar to December, I get caught up in making Christmas "perfect". It causes me to have heightened expectations about how everything should look and taste and be. Can you relate?
Then check out this article, learn to surrender, and let Christmas...be Christmas.
Whether you are the first one on your block to hang lights or the last-minute decorator hurrying to decorate your tree, nothing is more frustrating than having a section of lights fail to illuminate. Here are several tips to keep your holidays bright and stress levels low when it comes to holiday lighting.
In our marriage, I have learned that even though some of the things I want are good things, accepting and being content with what God has given us can be the best thing. And that choice can make all the difference in our happiness together.