Peace in the Home

By Chris and Carmen Garner The home should be a place of peace, a refuge from the chaos in the world, yet far too many homes are not peaceful nor a place of refuge, but rather, chaotic. Too many Christian homes are battlefields; places of conflict, strife and discord. God’s design, His plan for the…

The Tax Implications of Divorce

The Tax Implications of Divorce William Donaldson, a certified financial planner and a certified divorce financial analyst, says in a divorce the failure to remember taxes leads to costly mistakes later. Capital gains, income tax, and alimony are three taxes to remember in divorce negotiations. Capital gains taxes need to be analyzed when property is…

Honor Your Spouse

Honor Your Spouse By Chris and Carmen Garner Most couples promise to honor their spouse in their wedding vows. Yet, do they understand what they are saying? Do they even know what they have said? They have promised to esteem and respect their spouse, but have they given any thought to what that means? Dale…

CMS Announces Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season

 CMS Announces Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season Eligible consumers have from March 15 through April 30 to enroll in coverage CMS news The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the…

Childbirth and Fathers: A Winning Combination

Childbirth and Fathers: A Winning Combination By Lakisa Muhammad A recent study proved that the involvement of fathers in the pregnancy and birth process improved birth outcomes. The birth of a child is the birth of an answer. A solution to the social problems we face as a community. We must begin to welcome our…

Fathering in America: What’s a Dad Supposed to Do?

Fathering in America: What’s a Dad Supposed to Do? By Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Americans seem more confused than ever about the role of fathers in children’s lives. On the one hand, more and more fathers are absent for all or significant periods of time. According to the 2006 Census, 23 percent of children under 18…

Fathers Are Not Just For Playtime

Fathers Are Not Just For Playtime Too Small to Fail The role and meaning of fathers has changed over time. Fathers are taking care of children now more than ever before. In fact, the time that fathers spend weekly on child care has more than tripled since 1965. And the traditional term “father” more broadly…

Reading and Success in Reading

Reading and Success in Reading Mary G. Warren Here’s an easy way for you to make a big difference in how quickly your child learns to read, and in the long term, how well they understand what they read.  How?–point out words, capital letters, how we read from the top of the page to the…

Humility in the Marriage Relationship

Humility in the Marriage Relationship Chris & Carmen Garner Every couple we’ve counseled in the past twenty plus years have been quick to point out the wrongs their spouse have perpetrated against them. Carmen and I were this way for too many years and still work to maintain a healthy, realistic view when issues arise….

Financial Matters – Stuart Burns

Financial Matters – Stuart Burns Let me start by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Every January we hear the President give a speech in which they try to summarize the current “State of the Union” and set goals for our country in the coming year.  It’s important that we do the…