The Role of Fathers with Daughters and Sons

 The Role of Fathers with Daughters and Sons How dads boost kids intellectually, developmentally, and socially. By Kristen Finello Why Dads Matter Fathers play an important role in a child’s development from birth through adulthood. In fact, numerous studies have reached the same conclusion: Children with involved fathers have an advantage — socially and academically…

Mixed-Income Housing Leads to Vibrant Neighborhoods

Mixed-Income Housing Leads to Vibrant Neighborhoods   Mixed-income housing, either in one building or in a district or neighborhood, offers many social advantages and almost no disadvantages. That’s because mixed-income neighborhoods strengthen our social networks and therefore expand what might be called the social capital that your town has to work with. Many suburbs are…

Christmas in a Cold Prison

Christmas in a Cold Prison Dietrich Bonhoeffer awoke December 25, 1943 on a hard wooden bed. It was the first of two Christmases he would spend sequestered in a Nazi prison. This first Christmas would be celebrated in a lonely prison cell in a place called Tegel. He had been there for nine months, and he…

Holiday Tips for Single Dads

Holiday Tips for Single Dads by Michael Taylor While TV commercials and retail ads proclaim the holidays as a time for peace and joy (and lots of gifts), many feel that it is the season for family obligations and unpleasant visits with contentious relatives. That feeling of discomfort is compounded for single dads, who many…

November 2015 Financial Matters – Stuart Burns

November 2015 Financial Matters – Stuart Burns We are quickly heading into the holidays and New Year and it’s true that the older you get, the faster time seems to pass so you want to be able to enjoy the moments. This can also be a stressful time financially and there are many who are…

Challenges of Co-Parenting

Challenges of Co-Parenting   By Rick Nauert PhD   Divorce frequently brings the challenge of how best to raise the kids. In today’s environment, it is common for both ex-spouses to share legal and physical custody of children after divorcing. However, few studies have looked at the process of co-parenting, so little is known about…

Relationship Stress After Having a Baby

Relationship Stress After Having a Baby By Andrew James MBCHB and Hazel Pleasants, RN Some couples choose to have a baby to celebrate their stability or to strengthen their relationship. They think that a baby will bring them closer together, and that life after childbirth will be a time of tenderness, intimacy, and maturity. However,…

Why teachers are fleeing Arizona in droves

Why teachers are fleeing Arizona in droves By Valerie Strauss Teachers have been fleeing Arizona in droves, resulting in such a serious shortage of experienced teachers that state officials are warning of serious consequences if the exodus continues. Over the last five years, thousands of teachers have left the state, according to a 2015 report…

Loving Your Spouse God’s Way

Loving Your Spouse God’s Way Chris & Carmen Garner 1 John 3:16 states: “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.” Love is giving; giving of ourselves, to the point of laying down our lives for…

Fathers and Sons

Fathers and Sons Being a father is life’s fullest expression of masculinity. But for many males, life consists of a search for the lost father. By Frank Pittman We know that raising children is the central experience of life, the greatest source of self-awareness, the true fountain of pride and joy, the most eternal bond…