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Effective Communication is Vital to a Fortified Marriage by Chris Garner


Effective Communication is Vital to a Fortified Marriage by Chris Garner
 Communication is critically important to any relationship as people develop and grow. Strong communication characterizes a healthy, fortified marriage. Yet, people usually do not learn good communication skills. They have learned by the example of their parents and the environment they were raised in….

Start discovering how to be the best parent you can be!

Start discovering how to be the best parent you can be! Dulce and her family enrolled in the city of Phoenix Early Head Start (EHS) program when she was five months old. She lives with both parents, two teenage sisters, and a four year old brother. She weighed 4 pounds at birth and had numerous…

How do Fathers Matter with very young children?

How do Fathers Matter with very young children? Fathers matter a lot! How Dad treats Mom sets the example for children about how to treat others. Children crave security. They need the people in their life to be safe and protective of them. Job #1 for parents: Keep kids safe! When Mom and Dad can…

Financial Matters May 2013 – Stuart Burns

Financial Matters May 2013 – Stuart Burns A few months ago we discussed budgeting and the need to eliminate debt. One of tips was to reduce expenses and look for practical ways to save money so that you can either bring down debt quicker or to save for things like a down payment on a…

Special health care for children

The Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs is within the Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health at the Arizona Department of Health Services. OCSHCN (sounds like ocean) works to promote and improve comprehensive systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), their families, and the communities in which…

Financial Matters – Stuart Burns

Financial Matters – Stuart Burns This month we are going to dive into marriage and money. If you are currently married or plan to marry in the future, money will be one of the most critical aspects that you will want to fully understand. Surveys have shown time and time again that the biggest topic…

Fear becoming a ‘bag lady’ someday? Many others do, too

Fear becoming a ‘bag lady’ someday? Many others do, too By Amy Langfield, TODAY contributor If you spend time worrying that you’ll end up on the street in your old age with your belongings stuffed into plastic bags in a shopping cart, you have good company. A new survey shows that almost half of American…

Care vs. Candor by Chris Garner

Care vs. Candor by Chris Garner John Maxwell wrote about the need for balance between care and candor in his book, The Five Levels of Leadership. He wrote about this in the context of leadership in a business environment, but the concept also applies to our marriage and family relationships. Mr. Maxwell stated that, “Care…

DES Takes Proactive Approach in Notifying Parents of Financial Obligations

DES Takes Proactive Approach in Notifying Parents of Financial Obligations The Department of Economic Security (DES) knows parents care about their children. Unfortunately, sometimes parents separate, and financial support of the children becomes an issue. In some instances, if the non-custodial parent (the parent who does not have custody of the child) does not provide…

How Healthy are Arizona Women?

How Healthy are Arizona Women? According to the Arizona Department of Health Services 2012 Arizona Women’s Health Status Report, body weight, physical activity and nutrition are all linked to good health. This report looks at the status of women’s health in Arizona, compared to women across the country. Although Arizona women look remarkably similar to…