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Why it's Impossible to Buy Happiness

I have sat across the table from more than 10,000 families, and I have seen it all. I’ve seen the happiest of families thriving in the worst of situations, and I’ve seen bitter battles where families were broken apart over mere trinkets. The difference in the two can generally be boiled down to one word: values.

An Easy Solution to After-School Snacking

Make the most of after-school snack time with simple, fun recipe ideas like Harvest Fruit and Oat Energy Bites, which are a quick way to fuel up before soccer practice, study sessions, or dance class. 

3 Words You May Not Be Using Enough in Your Marriage

The next time you find yourself in a heated made-for-marriage cage match over who should've emptied the dishwasher, or who should've shut the gate before the dog escaped, and both of you are in your corners readying for another round, take a time out and speak these three words...

5 Essential Money Principles to Teach Your Kids

When is the best time to teach your children the value and principles of managing money? Even early on, you have an opportunity to model financial responsibility.

Here are 5 important principles of money management that will serve your kids for years to come.

6 Pieces of Advice I Wish I'd Believed When I Was Single

I came up with a specific and personal letter to my early twenties self, telling me to realize that being single doesn’t mean anything is wrong with me.  Here are six pieces of advice in the hopes that no matter where you are on the "singledom" spectrum, you will find something you can relate to.

Faith Helped This Woman Silence Bullies With Her Amazing Transformation

Meghan Gilbert endured years of bullying because of her weight. Cruel classmates even taunted her with nicknames like “Thunder Thighs” and “Jiggly Legs.” But then this 1 thing changed everything about Meghan Gilbert’s weight-loss journey. And she silenced her bullies with an amazing transformation!

5 Ways to Fail-Proof Your Marriage

Think about a phrase that’s often part of wedding vows: “From this day forward.” If you and your spouse both commit to moving forward in your marriage in certain ways from this day forward, God will create a new, successful marriage for you.

How to Trust God Again after Unanswered Prayer

I’ve prayed a lot of prayers the last few years that have gone unanswered, at least, that’s how I’ve viewed them.
But I’ve learned that God rarely answers prayers the way I want him too, just because I ask.

The Ultimate Guide for the Smart Traveler

With Americans traveling more than ever today, both domestically and internationally, traveling smart is a must if you want to get the most out of your vacation without spending more.

When Getting What You Always Wanted Still Isn’t Enough

Four bad relationships later, I realized glass slippers were really hard to walk in (plus, I could never figure out that trademark loose-tendril-Princess-bun) Prince Charming didn’t exist.

Well, I was right—and wrong. It turns out there is a Prince, but I’d confused His identity with ones in fleshly form....

10 Surprising Reasons You're Stressed Out

When stress eventually turned into anxiety and depression, I decided since Jesus said, “Come to me those who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matt 11:28), there must be a better solution.

Today, I’d like to share Ten Surprising Reasons Why You’re Stressed and Simple Ways to Restore God’s Peace to your soul too!

Sharpen Students’ Minds with Proper Nutrition

Bells will soon be ringing, and parents may experience déjá vu for the first several weeks of school. That’s because the early part of each new school year is commonly spent reversing the effect of “summer brain drain” – when kids lose skills they mastered the previous year.

How can a proper diet help reverse this trend?

Natural Sleep Remedies to Conquer Insomnia

Tossing and turning. Watching the clock tick minute by minute. This is what it is like for tens of millions of sleepless Americans every night. But it doesn’t have to be like this. If you have problems falling asleep or staying asleep, it is possible get a great night’s sleep—without the aid of medication!

Is Bankruptcy Ever Okay?

While bankruptcy's stigma has weakened in recent years, it is still an especially troubling topic for many Christians. What about the biblical admonition, "The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously"?

STAY-AT-HOME DATE NIGHT IDEAS TO TRY

When was the last time you enjoyed a date? Going on a date is a wonderful way to reconnect, de-stress, and catch up with one another. But finances, childcare, or lack of things to do near home can make that difficult.

Here are some fun date ideas that don't include the TV at all!

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