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Can a Social Network Cure the Loneliness Epidemic?

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The Loneliness Epidemic in America

America’s kids are lonelier and more isolated than they’ve ever been. Recent research studies using the UCLA Loneliness Scale have confirmed it, and you can read about them here. In fact, a recent Cigna study asked over 20,000 Americans about loneliness and social isolation.Read the rest →

Love Languages: How to Improve Communication in Relationships

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love languagesIn his book, The Five Love Languages, author Gary Chapman theorizes that people tend to naturally give love in the way that they prefer to receive love, and better communication between couples can be accomplished when one can demonstrate caring to the other person in the love language the recipient understands.… Read the rest →

How to Handle Conflict with Your Spouse

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Every marriage, from healthy to unhealthy ones, experience fights and arguments. Here are some easy ways you can resolve fights faster and come out stronger on the other side.… Read the rest →

Thinking Before You Speak

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We’ve all said something in the moment that we’ve immediately regretted. Whether or not you believe in the teachings of the Bible, James 1:19 contains sage advice: “Be quick to listen. Slow to speak. And slow to become angry.” It’s our tendency to do the opposite, but if we can pause and think first, we’ll have much less regret afterward.… Read the rest →

27 Questions To Ask In Lieu of “How Was School Today?”

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iStock_000036803782_smallEver ask your son or daughter “How was school today?” and they reply “fine,” or “good?” I know my kids do! Here are some other questions to ask to help you get conversation going.

  1. What made you laugh today?
  2. What did you do during gym/math/recess/lunch?
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After the Break Up: How to FREE Yourself from Heartbreak

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file0001453400651-2The relationship is over, but you’re left with emotional baggage. Whether the break up was for the best or the worst, you may find yourself adopting new habits in an attempt to manage your feelings. Maybe you’re going out more to try to find a new distraction, or you’re isolating yourself by staying in and watching too many re-runs of Friends.… Read the rest →