Navigating Fatherhood – new workshop for fathers

New workshop by Chris Legg and Zach Herrin Mother’s Day is coming up, an ultimate day of testing for a father. What type of gift will mean the most to my wife this holiday? How do I give her compliments that will mean something to her? How do I parent my children so that know how…

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A new treasure principle

  “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” (Jesus the Christ, Matt 13:44, NASU)   Years ago, I saw an edition of the Antiques Road Show…

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Why your marriage garden needs some tending

The marriage garden So, imagine that you purchased some land with a garden on it.  It was a well tended garden that was growing.  For the first year, you could go out and take just about anything you wanted off of the plants – fruit, flowers, vegetables, herbs – all of it.  So you make…

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Navigating your own life rules

What are life rules? Elephants are kept in place with a cuff around their lower leg attached to a rope or chain which runs to a stake, maybe 3 feet log, driven into the ground.  This seems a small problem for a huge animal that can pull trees up with their root systems.  How come…

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Speaking your child’s language through creativity

  There are so many types of children, each with their own unique way of experiencing and expressing their world. Listen to these little snippets of the children we get to see every day. Which child sounds like one of yours?   Creativity in many forms Hannah believes in music.  She sees it as the…

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How often should a married couple have sex?

How often should a married couple have sex? 16 Ok, just kidding. I know that most people are looking for a number, and even though you knew that I wasn’t going to offer one so easily, I know you are hoping for an easy answer even though you know one doesn’t exist. Answers? Yes. Easy…

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Social media and your kids

Social media and what it means to your kids   The more that I work with teenagers and parents, the more that I realize that I grew up in a brief and important time in the changes of technology.  I remember the days without text messaging, Instagram, Snapchat, or Facebook.  I remember using my college-ruled…

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Anxiety and the brain

How our mind reacts to anxiety (This is part 2 of a series on how our minds work when we experience anxiety. You can view part 1 here)   Some people feel medium and even high levels of anxiety all the time… Which means they are ALWAYS in the state of looking for a threat…

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Coping with anxiety and other emotions

I have a new way of understanding emotions that has been working itself out in my head for a while… Emotions are a way for our body to communicate with itself, specifically about the allocation of energy, I now think. This would make sense from a design perspective – the usage of energy is vital…

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