Straight thinking overcomes a dysfunctional culture

Ours Is a Dysfunctional Culture!

Parents are frustrated and hurting with the challenges of the current dysfunctional culture.  It’s dysfunctional because it contradicts itself.  Furthermore, it encourages our youth to believe in an angry, self-centered, and crooked (read “unthinking”) way of living.  It claims all people must be tolerant of others, but then it is

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Learn to Encourage Yourself

Encourage Yourself Because It’s Contagious

We’ve been talking about the art of encouragement. And because encouragement is a basic necessity of life, instilling it in others is an essential people skill. So, whether you’re a manager, spouse, parent, teacher, coach, or pastor, you’ll be your best when you know how to effectively encourage others. But

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Pursue "Real You" Goals

In Pursuit of “Real You” Goals that Fit

Why go for a “Real You” Mindset?  Because it is a “clear” mind. With this mindset, you’re free to make choices based on a healthy self-image, not a distorted self-image that’s often caused when you experience failure or misunderstandings. A “Real You” mind stays focused on positive, helpful thoughts and

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Your current season

Where are you in your current season?

With a new year comes all the familiar opportunities. It’s a chance to start new things, stop old things, resolve to make changes, and re-prioritize. Of course, there’s nothing truly magical or concrete about January 1. It’s a date on the calendar that may or may not represent something new.

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