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  • Marriage Wisdom

    by Kate Wicker

    Thirteen years ago I was a blushing bride dreaming of her happily ever after. After enduring a rigorous pre-Cana boot camp, I thought I knew a lot about love and marriage.   I knew squat.   Since then I’ve learned a lot — mostly the… read more

  • Saying I Do to Financial Security

    by Christopher Waung

    Whether you and your spouse are newlyweds or approaching a silver anniversary, how you manage savings, retirement, and other personal financial issues is critical for both your family finances and your marriage overall. Here are five tips that will … read more

  • Why Cool Parenting Doesn't Help

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q. This question might be filed under, “What are these people thinking?” My high school freshman got a ride home from a recent sporting event from a teammate’s parent. The conversation in the car turned to a high school party that took… read more

  • Editor's Note

    by Danielle Bean

    Faith in the little things   “Isn’t it funny,” a friend recently said to me, “that someone can say ‘I want to be a rock star’ and no one objects, but if someone says, ‘I want to be a saint,’ it sounds… read more

  • When Stuff Is For Dinner

    by Jack Frost

    My mom can cook. I mean flat-out cook. To me, the real test of gourmand greatness isn’t concocting exotic dishes from strange recipes that call for ingredients you’ve never heard of before, utilizing specialty gadgets that can perform only … read more

  • Editor's Note

    by Danielle Bean

    How’s your Lent going? This year I flirted briefly with the idea of giving up coffee, but the terrifying thought of caffeine withdrawal convinced me not to. My family breathed a loud sigh of relief when I announced that I would be giving up Netflix… read more

  • When Teens Have Their Own Money

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q. Our two teens have their own money from babysitting, part-time jobs, and birthday gifts. We’re very proud of how hard they work and how responsible they have become. Both our son and daughter have accumulated healthy savings accounts and provide for their own spending… read more

  • Family Recipes for Dinner Conversation

    by Tom Hoopes

    So you’ve finally done it. You’ve made family mealtimes a high priority in your household. But now you have a problem they didn’t tell you about.   Cornell University found that family dinners five times a week prevent disordered eating. … read more

  • Editor's Note

    by Danielle Bean

    Mercy for a new year   Ah, the sweetness of a fresh start! With the holidays behind us, many of us find ourselves eagerly anticipating a return to “ordinary” time and the everyday-ness of our regular routines.   One of the things… read more

  • 2016 Guide to Summer College Programs

    by Paul McKibben

    The question for families comes up every year around this time as winter turns into spring: What are the kids going to do this summer?   For some parents, the answer might be to send their child away for a week or longer to a summer program at… read more

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