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Christian Family in
the Globalized World
Excerpts from the Couple's Conference held on 31 May, 2008 at St George Church, NY.
Management - Easy Strategies For Busy Families
Family stress management is a crucial part of managing your overall well-being. Whether stress comes from balancing jobs, family, and home life, no matter how hard we try it looms there, working its way into family life. Children today are experiencing more stress related to school, peer pressure, and media events than ever before.
Being Happy is a choice
Have you ever noticed how some people seem to stay positive no matter what life throws at them whilst others get knocked back at every little setback? It's all down to the way they see life.
Be Happy With What You Have
It is easy to think "If I could just get a new car, a bigger house, a better job, or more money, then I'll be happy." We tend to view happiness as a commodity attainable by wealth. However, as the old saying goes, "money cannot buy happiness."
Do I Gain Forgiveness From My Parents?
To gain forgiveness with your parents is very simple and yet 99% of all people will never do what I’m about to ask you to do.
Management Techniques to Obey
The worst part about conflicts is that they appeal to our worst qualities and attributes. Conflicts sometimes seem to come out of no where, for little reason and once started they incite in ourselves anger, resentment, frustration and despair.
4 Tips to Staying
Motivated in the Midst of Failure
Know this: everyone fails from time to time but failure is not the end of the line unless you allow it to be.
I Just Want to be Understood
Sure, I love it when someone hears me and sees me and understands me - but now it's the icing on the cake, not the cake itself. Now I can listen to others from my heart and truly see and understand them because I don't need anything from them.
How Do You Build Positive
Research found out that many career failures are not caused by incompetence or lack of skills, but by the various workplace conflicts/personality clashes and/or individual differences amongst employees or with their bosses.
Confidence Building Exercises: 5 Simple Ways To Boost Your Self-Esteem
In this article, I'll show you a few activities that can boost your self-esteem. Not only will you be able to present yourself better at work, you’ll also be able to socialize with everybody comfortably.
How To Improve Your Self-Esteem
Most people can take a few knocks to their self-esteem whist still remaining positive; however, for a few people they go through life with a generally negative view of themselves and the world even when positive events occur.
To Look Old When You’re Fabulous Over 50
There’s nothing that says we have to settle for our looks and accept our bodies just because we’re aging. In fact, there’s a whole new you that can be uncovered with just a few simple changes to your makeup and wardrobe.
You Nice To?
Why is it that people are sometimes nicer to strangers and people they work with than to their own family? They are polite and smile, they even say thank you and please. They talk nicely; they don't snap and yell.
Are You Happy?
I believe that finding happiness and maintaining this feeling as a constant in our life is directly linked to our personal fulfillment. If we are avid in pursuing our own personal growth and development then we will experience authentic happiness.
Happiness: Find Happiness Wherever You Can
To find the true meaning of happiness is by far every man’s ultimate goal in life. Of course, we all want to be happy—who doesn’t? They say that true happiness is such an elusive thing. Sometimes, you don’t really have to find it but it’s up to you to feel happy in even all the small things in life.
Finding True Happiness: Part One
What does it take for man to find true happiness in the world that we live in? How can a person be content in this fast-paced, drive-thru society that we are a part of?
What Are They Thinking
Why should most people be thinking about you? They are far more concerned with what you are thinking about them to spend time thinking about you!
Every life is a circle. You and I and everyone that is born into this world is a circle. Our circle belongs to us and no one else. Those who are allowed in are usually able to see a deeper and intimate side of us. We are the only ones who can give permission as to what or who comes into our circles. This is very important. Who we date, marry, what kinds of friends we have, whatever the situation, we allow or invite people into our circles.
Quitting habits are something each of us continually strive to do, whether it's something small such as stopping biting our nails or something bigger such as quitting smoking.
Anxiety and How to Cope
Anxiety is a feeling that everyone experiences at some time throughout our lives. It is our natural reaction to situations we find threatening. Anxiety, in itself, is actually a positive emotion. However, in some people, their levels of anxiety becomes overwhelming and can prevent them from living a normal, healthy life. Statistics show that around one in ten people will experience symptoms of anxiety at some point in their lives.
Having Just Two
Drinks Can Slow Elder Reactions
Two single vodka and orange drinks can slow reactions in seniors, researchers in the Netherlands and the United States suggest.
Alcohol and Stroke: Your Stroke Risk Goes Up After Drinking
New research reveals that the risk of stroke doubles in the hour after drinking one serving of wine, beer or hard liquor.
and its Prevention in Young People
We tend to grow up with the absolute understanding that drugs are a valid solution to many of our problems or issues. Children find it easier to justify their own usage of drugs.
Why alcohol is as bad as crack
65,000 will be hospitalized and another 3500 will die from drinking too much in Australia this year, according to the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation (AER).
Close the doors early on
teenage binge drinking
As Moore rightly argues, a liquor license should be regarded as a privilege, not a right. That's why she is attempting to wind back the opening hours of badly run premises where patrons are not safe, under-age drinking is rife, and violence and anti-social behavior spills on to the streets.
Addictions and Your Cross to
Two little stories contain some spiritual truths that can help the addict or alcoholic look at the way they are living their lives. If you think that your troubles are worse than anyone else's you will remain in self-pity.
How to Help a Family Member Cope with Drug Addiction
Any family can become a victim of drug addiction at any time. Having discovered that a member of your family has a problem with drug addiction how do you help them cope with it?
Addiction - 60 Day Key Fob And A Powerful Thirst
I have worked in the addictions field now for 12 years, and I am certainly baffled. We had the honor of watching and walking through, the painful excavating and facing of, the dark places inside a young adult I'll call Peter.
Living With An Alcoholic
Living with an addict of any kind is always difficult, especially when you love them and they are part of your family. Addictive behavior is very destructive and the addict can unwittingly ruin the life of their loved ones.
Living With An Alcoholic – Don’t Forget To Have A Life
Often people who live with an alcoholic spend much if, not all, of their time looking after the drinker. They worry about when he will arrive home, even if he will arrive home.
Is There A Treatment For
If you drink alcohol frequently then you could have alcohol addictions. These addictions are one of the hardest to eliminate. The causes are deep seated emotional problems. To end drinking, requires a strong will and a good method or process that you can follow.
Maintenance: 5 Tips to Stay Safe and Sober
In recovery, only one thing has to change, but that is everything. And everything is included in everything. Spirituality, emotionality and mentality are addressed in other articles. This article is purely about the material and physical.
Sober: 5 Tips for the Holiday Season in Recovery
Here are 5 tips to help you maintain your sobriety as the holidays approach. If you are an alcoholic, getting sober is one of the hardest things you may ever do, staying sober will be the hardest, and you need all the help you can get. Read these tips, one of them may just save your life.
5 Drink Suggestions for
People in Early Recovery
You've gotten sober, and the inevitable will eventually happen. You will be at a function, or restaurant, and you will be asked, "What can I get you to drink?" Anyone who is a social drinker will likely wonder why they are reading this article at this point, but alcoholics in recovery understand. This can be a life-threatening question!
Bullying And It’s Impact On
Bullying is a major problem kids are facing now days. Kids are committing suicide due to bullying. Our world is facing a major issue, and I think we need to bring more awareness to bullying.
How to Parent An Angry Child
We spend most of our time trying to control anger in children by giving them what they are giving us: Anger for anger. Does it work? Not often. And, not for long either.
Toddlers Activity: Guidelines To Get Toddlers To Pay Attention
Most toddlers can hear just fine, but you wouldn't know it from the way they act! It's tough to get their attention, but it's important that they understand when it's time to listen to mommy or daddy.
Living For Modern Children: 3 Variables For Optimal Child Health
Raising a child in the modern world presents a host of modern challenges, and among those challenges is providing the variables that lead to the health of a human child and help them eventually grow into a healthy adult. Poor health is rightfully blamed on a lot of societal woes—both psychological and physical—and even criminal behavior is most often tied back to the start we are given in our childhood.
Making Time For Your Family
When it comes to your new career plan, you may find you have even less time for yourself and your family-especially if you have to continue to work while you are pursuing the new goals you have set for yourself. So in order to help balance things out, you may need to get creative.
Reasons Why Babies Cry
Ask any parent of a newborn child and they will tell you through bleary eyes that babies cry. Crying is how infants communicate their need for sleep, hunger, their desire to be held, pain, and more.
Don't Need to Organize When You Are Expecting
As soon as that cute little baby bump makes its appearance, the unsolicited advice rears its ugly head. From your best friend to your mother-in-law to a complete stranger in the check-out line, everyone seems to have an opinion when it comes to your growing belly and how you'll deal with it all.
There Are Many Ways That Raising Special Needs Kids Is Rewarding For Parents
Special needs children will not be easy to raise, but the joy of watching them grow will make it all worthwhile to any parent. One thing you have to know is that when you will not be able to get your hands on a special handbook that will help you ensure that you raise your child right.
8 Ways to
Survive a Family Holiday with a Child with Autism
There are ways to alleviate some of the stress and create an enjoyable getaway for every member of the family when vacationing with a child with autism. Some simple guidelines and smart planning will make a big difference!
Out of the House
and Into the Unknown: Helping Individuals with Autism Cope in a Social World
Life at home with a child with autism is rarely easy. Changes in routine, unexpected visitors, difficulties with food, toileting and dressing can be disruptive to the whole family.
Children as young as 10
in rehab for alcohol abuse
Children as young as 10 are seeking treatment for alcohol addiction, while five teens and young people die each week in incidents tied to binge drinking. One in five teenagers now regularly binge drinks by the time they turn 16, with the rate jumping to about 50 per cent by age 18.
Preventing Teen Drunk Driving
Drunk-driving statistics show that, car accidents are the leading cause of deaths for American teens aged 15-24. The study also shows that 74 % of those car accidents involve young drivers that are not wearing seatbelts.
Teenage Alcohol Abuse Starts in the Home
Teenage alcohol abuse is on the increase all over the world. This is a relatively new addiction to this age group and authorities everywhere are scrambling to understand why it is happening; what to do about it and to put the necessary essential programs in place to deal with it.
to Recognize Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
Problems with a too-high level anxiety can start in childhood with children and adolescents worrying to a greater extent than their peers about all sorts of things. Some behaviors are an indication of a fussy and over tidy child. When we go just a little bit over fussiness and we have entered the realm of an anxiety disorder.
How to Control Anger
Before It Destroys Your Future
Anger is destructive and is a destroyer of destinies. Many people have lost jobs, relationships, and opportunities, all because of anger.
Anger Management Ideas To Aid Both Parent And Child
Puberty can be extremely hard for both genders. On occasion, events around an adolescent make them very mad. Several adolescents are clueless when it comes to dealing with their anger in a positive manner. Therefore, they strike out at those who matter most to them.
They Never Came Home: Teenage
Drinking and Driving
There’s nothing wrong with giving a teenager a car. As long as he or she knows the limitations and the cautions he or she has to follow. One wrong move or choice in a teen’s part could lead to accidents or worse, death.
Teens And Sex
The Church teaches that sexual intercourse outside of marriage is contrary to its purpose. Apart from the church, now public schools are also preaching the advantages of abstinence. Even then, premarital sex is growing and becoming an important issue.
Should Seniors and Retirees Consider Working Part Time?
It will be easier to think of working part-time if you realize that working full time is no longer a must. The computer has enabled the adjustment of working hours as well as location of where you work. This is probably a good time to reconsider traditional thinking.
Caring For An Aging Parent – Tips For Easing The Burden
Scary. Exhausting. Life-changing. These are just a few of the thoughts that run through an adult child’s head when they start to think about caring for an aging parent.
Aging Parents – Solutions For The Sandwich Generation
If you care for your own children in addition to caring for aging parents, you’re a card-carrying member of what’s called the sandwich generation. You have unique challenges, and these tips will help you meet them.
Tips For Caring for
During an interview on National Public Radio, Chicago Tribune columnist Amy Dickinson said that, “…it really requires 6 to 8 people to keep someone in their home with 24 hour care.”
Elderly Quality of Life, It’s All About Independence
Most elderly people want to keep their independence as long as they can. They also need companionship and the attention of people they love and care about. And it is also very good for people who are older to feel useful.
Are Similar To Younger Adults In Many Ways But Considerably Different In Others
Seniors have the same needs everyone else has. They need food, shelter, some secure income, friends, something to keep them entertained, and good medical care. But it is also true that seniors may have other needs like handicapped accessibility at home, help with house keeping and shopping, or even skilled nursing and medical care.
And The Elderly
More than one in three people age 65 years or older fall each year. The risk of falling and thus fall-related injuries rises proportionally with age. Each year, more than 1.6 million older persons go to US emergency departments for fall-related injuries.
Drivers - How to Facilitate Your Aging Parent Understand When it is No longer
Safe to Drive
Elderly drivers can be a real problem to themselves and others on the road. As we age one of the hardest things to do is give up our independence. Convincing your aging parents the time has come to quit driving is not easy.
Emotional Abuse: Why Is It So Damaging?
Emotional abuse is the most common and most damaging kind of abuse but it is often down played, if you reach out for help, people will often wonder what all the fuss is about. People who have suffered physical or sexual abuse often report that it was the emotional abuse that caused the most damage.
Relationships - Common Behaviors and Tactics Abusers Use
Emotional abuse is silent, insidious and extremely dangerous to the victim. It slowly and systematically wears away at the victim's soul. It erodes self-worth, confidence, trust, faith and the ability to have confidence in one's own perceptions.
Abuse, Mental Abuse, Types of Aggressive Behavior
Domestic abuse can come in different forms including physical aggression, or threatening the spouse thereof; sexual abuse; emotional abuse; being in control or domineering; intimidation; constant stalking; covert or passive abuse (e.g. neglect) and depriving one of money. Drinking and mental conditions are often co-morbid with IPV, and are additional obstacles when present together with patterns of abuse.
100 Domestic Violence Facts
DV, Spousal Abuse and intimate partner abuse statistics come from only two major sources, Agency Data and Survey Data. The problem with the data is that it is biased because it is too varied, complex and partially un-volunteering.
Domestic Violence and
The statistics indicate that when one parent, typically the male, is abusive to the other parent, the children are more likely to be abused as well.
Domestic Violence Shapes A Child
Studies have shown that males who batter their partners are also likely to batter their children and it is estimated that around 3 million youngsters are exposed to violent behavior at home every year. Children from abusive homes are also more prone to be sexually and physically abused and are generally more neglected than those in non-abusive dwellings.
Benefits from the Domestic Violence Classes
The goal of domestic violence classes is to make the sufferer and performer recognize that domestic violence is an intolerable behavior. Every human has the right to live free from abuse, intimidation and violence. The perpetrator is 100% liable for his abusive behavior.
Commitment -What is the Meaning of 'For Better or For Worse'
Commitment is a mindset . . . an attitude . . . a way of thinking that will enable you and your spouse to navigate through the still waters and the storms of a marriage relationship.
Together - Prescription for a Healthy Marriage
A team of counselors recently suggested that any marriage can be improved by committing to a 30/30 plan--spending thirty minutes together for thirty days.
Resolution to Save Your Marriage
In today’s day and age, we are increasingly challenged with conflicts in our daily life and especially in our marriage. In this article, we will explore a few ways to save your marriage by introducing some useful insights into conflict resolution.
Communication Breakdown The Root Cause Of Marriage Breakup?
Communication is the most vital component in building relationships. Without it, breakdowns are inevitable and will led to marriage breakups.
To Prevent A Break Up - Relationship Advice
Usually couples break up when there is some kind of tension or friction between the two people. Sometimes there is a serious source of difference that makes living together impossible, perhaps a conflict of values or interests or actions and habits.
Relationship - How To Get A 2nd Chance In Your Relationship
In order to salvage your marriage and stop a divorce, you need to sway your ex to give the partnership a second chance. Still, how do you actually do this? Notwithstanding it isn't always possible, it is positively crucial in order to try to salvage your relationship.
Possible For Me To Save This Marriage Alone?
Generally, no couple likes to break up. They both want each other to be happy by resolving all problems between them. Now, the only question is – Is it possible for you save this marriage alone?
To Save A Marriage
If your marriage is on the rocks, you should understand the exact problem before doing what is needed to solve it. Here are my tips on how to save a marriage for all couples whether they just got married or been married for some time.
Easy Steps on How to Avoid Divorce and Save Your Marriage
Going through a divorce is very challenging ordeal for all parties involved. The spouses and the children will undergo extreme pressure under the threat of a dissolved marriage. However, before taking the divorce proceedings, the spouses should make an effort to plan on how to avoid divorce and save their marriage.
How To Prevent Divorce: 5 Simple Methods To Adopt
Divorce can be prevented. Prevention, they say, is better than cure. Put the following factors into consideration and your marriage will be secured forever.
How to Prevent Divorce -
Here Are Ways to Help Save Your Marriage!
It can be tough to deduce how to prevent divorce. I (the author) have experienced all stages of this fully - so you can believe me when I say "I know this." It's easy to get lost on desperation and confusion.
How to Bypass the Road to
If you want to come to terms with your negative feelings, notice what has changed in your marriage. And try to see your own part in what's going on. If there's a glimmer of hope and you want to stay together, accept the challenge of turning it around.
Peace? How About Home Peace First
If we are to make major advancements toward world peace, let's start developing a healthy relationship in our domestic settings - especially with our Ex's - and most importantly when there are children involved.
Overcoming Bitterness – Why Feeling of Bitterness is Bad for You
At the start of it, every new relationship is perfect. What starts slowly ruining this “perfection” are the people who are within it and the expectations they bring with them. If the partners come into the relationship with an open mind, just enjoying living it day by day and accepting their partners as they are, there would be less breakups.
Matrimony to Acrimony or Harmony?
The importance of the choices you make when your marriage ends through which children were born into this world, becomes more apparent as time continues to march forward. Each step takes us down one of two pathways - acrimony or harmony.
Ways How to Get Over Break Up and Fast
Breaking up is hard to do. It can be hard even if you are the initiator or if you are the one being dumped. Why are they so hard? First, if you are the one being dumped, the pain you feel can be enormous. Second, if you are the initiator, it’s the feeling of change that can be hard to deal with.
Basic Types of Child Custody
Several child custody options are established in a family court. It is important for a parent to know their difference, as well as the every type of custody to fully practice their parenting right during a trial in a family court.
The Effect of Divorce on
A blended family introduces a number of issues including family system disruption, reduced resources, step family member conflict and the parental conflict.
What divorce does to children
It may be more socially acceptable and common, but divorce today has the same kind of devastating effect on a kid’s prospects in life as it did years ago. The National Child Development Study was carried out in the UK, and as a part of it researchers tracked around 17,000 people.
Children - The True Victim Of Divorce
Divorce can be devastating to the children and may leave a long-lasting scar that may affect their being useful citizens of the community. During the divorce process, the offspring’s will go through emotional conflicts. Anger is prevalent. Anger at the present condition, anger towards their parents, themselves and some may feel that they are to at fault for the separation.
Tornado Survival Tips
It is generally considered common knowledge that being underground is the best bet you can make when a tornado strikes, but what happens when you don't have a tornado or cellar available, and what do you do once you're in your safe area? If you live in a tornado prone area, it is very important to know what you should do when you hear a warning siren.
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