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September 12, 2014


John headshot Oct2013Most Fridays I try to post a list of interesting things I’ve found while looking around these internets. Here’s this week’s list:

With all the news coverage of the NFL and Ray Rice, a much-needed spotlight has been shone on the tragedy that is domestic abuse. Chelsie Sargent is a licensed professional counselor in Houston, TX. She’s written a very important article, drawing from her own experience helping women in these situations and encouraging churches to respond strategically.

The next article, from Stephanie Giese, takes a slightly different approach, suggesting that one of the ways parents can help their daughters avoid ever finding themselves in an abusive situation is to allow them to say “NO” early and often. I’ve done this with my own daughters — training them to believe that it is okay for them to say “NO” and mean it.

Kristen Welch knows — like many married people — that sometimes “life” just gets in the way of having the really hot marriage you want. She and her husband have come up with a list of habits to help them keep the heat turned up when life gets a little room temperature.

My good friend Dr. Tim Elmore has just released a new book called 12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid. His article here on the root cause of stress in kids is a good indicator of what you’ll find when you get a copy of his book.

Finally, you’ve probably seen it before, but it’s Friday. Go watch NBC News Anchor Brian Williams do “Rapper’s Delight” again. You’re welcome.

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