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Should I Get Married Because It’s Better Financially?

Should I Get Married Because It’s Better Financially?

I’ve never been wedding-crazy. I wasn’t that little girl who fantasized about her wedding. The white dress, the church ceremony, the big reception — it just never appealed to me. I’ve been in a committed relationship for more than five years, and we’re not married. We know we’re meant to be together and have no […]

How Kid-First Parenting Takes A Toll On Relationships

How Kid-First Parenting Takes A Toll On Relationships

  First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby and the end of the fairy tale. Relationships suffer for about two out of three couples within the first three years of having a child, according to research by the Seattle-based Gottman Institute. Most couples regularly respond to the needs of their children first, […]

Raising A Fiscal Family: How To Empower Your kids & Teens To Be Financially Savvy

Raising A Fiscal Family: How To Empower Your kids & Teens To Be Financially Savvy

Many people who are parents today grew up in families where it wasn’t polite to talk about money. Yet with national debt at an all-time high, the average American household carrying over $15,000 in credit card debt, and recent college grads facing the highest student loan debt ever, many parents lack confidence when it comes […]

Building Friendships With Your Young Children

Building Friendships With Your Young Children

Several years ago, we began construction on a new church building. In the beginning, the workmen dug a big pit in the ground and then they began to pour footings. Footings are cement piers upon which the entire building rests. They are crucial to the strength of the finished structure. After the foundation hole is […]