Basic Training For Life – Your Family ~ Mondays with Marilyn

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Mondays-w-Marilyn-ChildrenThe family is the basic training for life.

God designs your family and as you learn to relate properly to each one, you are being prepared to interact with others later in life.

God designs our life curriculum. Be sure you teach your kids how to interact with those within their family and church and neighborhood.

Give them the tools they need to make wise decisions.

char·ac·ter

ˈkariktər
noun
noun: character;
1.
the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.
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What to do When Kids Don’t Get Along

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arguingGod has created the family to be the training ground for children. Since we are all born with a sin nature, righteous behavior doesn’t come naturally. Therefore, it is our primary job as parents to train our kids to love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, and mind. That awesome job requires intentional time put into training them to look to Scripture as the practical guidebook for their lives that supplies them with principles to follow and answers to every dilemma they will face. Continue reading What to do When Kids Don’t Get Along

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Savor The Seasons-Part 2

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Kids playingIn the early days of our parenthood, it sometimes seemed that life would go on forever as it was going then. We’d never have any money, we’d never have a child old enough to babysit, we’d never have air conditioning. I was so tense as a young man that I made life harder for myself and those around me.
I’ve heard Marilyn say that when she had three children, life was tougher Continue reading Savor The Seasons-Part 2

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Savor the Seasons-Part 1

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Little boysIf anybody ever invents a time machine, I want the first one off the assembly line. I’ll have a thousand things I want to do. I’ll explore history and find out what really happened on a number of occasions. I’ll return to my childhood and try to make peace with some of the painful things that happened to me and revisit the happy times Continue reading Savor the Seasons-Part 1

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Building Loving Relationships Within Your Family: Pt 3

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Encourage Communication
When we experience problems within the family our natural tendency is to shove it under the rug, so to speak, and hope it’s just a stage someone is going through and it will go away. Instead, we need to train ourselves to run toward our problems, not away from them.

Early in the development of our family, I remember being Continue reading Building Loving Relationships Within Your Family: Pt 3

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