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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Many of you already know that I have a few regular writing gigs on some other sites. Those of you who don't yet follow me on Twitter or Facebook (you really should, you know! Go on, click and follow or like) probably aren't aware of my other endeavors. For you, here are two recent articles I'd like to bring to your attention.

Striving For An Equal Marriage? That May Be Why It's Failing



I was born toward the tail end of the baby-boomer generation, which makes me part of the "me generation." Supposedly my generation was the first to put self-awareness and self-fulfillment ahead of work ethic and social responsibility.

Although we got the self-centered moniker, subsequent generations (Gen-X, Gen-Y and Millennials) have each carried on the proud tradition, with self-absorption becoming normalized and institutionalized as a core value in our country.

You hear it everywhere these days: Express yourself. Be yourself. Find yourself.
 
The comments on this article are interest and almost humorous in the way they support the very premise of the article - selfishness is rampant and it's killing marriages.

Three Truths for Tough Times

 


At some point we will all have seasons when we aren’t sure we can face the tough challenges in front of us. Such times of great stress are inevitable. I’m sure the adoptive and foster parents reading this blog are nodding their heads in agreement.

The source of my current stress is some especially tough challenges I’m facing at work. I know that difficulties with family and children have a more severe emotional impact than job issues, but the things I want to share with you are universal – they apply no matter the source of your troubles.

What follows are three truths that have helped me recently. I pray they do the same for you...

Keep Reading @ Hope at Home...

If you are an adoptive parent and in need of some encouragement and refreshing as you walk out this important calling on your life and marriage, please consider attending this year's Hope at Home Conference. My wife and I will both be doing breakout sessions that are sure to bless your marriage, your kids and yourself.


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