What DOES Love Look Like?

What DOES Love Look Like?

How many times has love been the rationale to sleep with someone, cohabitate or end a marriage? How often has a woman or man been used or coerced with the words, “I love you,” or, “if you love me?” The word “love” is used so frequently and so freely. 

 

As parents we use the word “love” to communicate the depth of feeling and commitment to our children. We also use the word “love” to offer kids a roadmap for decision-making. Thoughtful parents and caregivers frequently use the word “love” with children while having “the Talk,” or in any of the myriad of conversations regarding relationships and dating.

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The Bachelor and Porn: The Truth They Reveal About Romance, Sex and Marriage

The Bachelor and Porn: The Truth They Reveal About Romance, Sex and Marriage

So what is up with The Bachelor and The Bachelorette? I have to confess that I really don’t get the appeal. However, I frequently overhear excited interchanges regarding these shows. I find that I have to back away slowly in order to avoid alienating my friends and family members with an impassioned speech. And then, after some quiet reflection, realize I need to take a breath and ask, “Why have these shows drawn top ratings for the past 16 years? What can I learn as I observe friends and family who seem inextricably drawn to the stories revealed during this hour?”

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It All Starts With A Dream

It All Starts With A Dream

We all have hopes and dreams for our children! In fact, many of us start dreaming about their futures while our children are still growing and developing in the womb. God surprised me with our first child. I had never given much thought to children or parenting until that moment. After my first positive pregnancy test, and after I stopped shaking, I started imagining what my child would be like. I also began to brainstorm plans and strategies to help shape my child’s life. How would we raise a child who would flourish?

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