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Little Words Can Carry Immense Power

This morning I want to share with you a quote from Florida state senator Marco Rubio, “We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.” When you look at basic politics, what do you think of leaders who tend to change their opinions with the wind? They’re labeled …

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Combating Entitlement In The Next Generation

By now you’ve heard the uproar and outrage toward the “Gimme Generation.” You’ve heard dozens of times about the damages of participation awards, gold stars for everyone or being your child’s personal ATM. Beyond all that, there is a bigger attitude problem that shapes how your child is being groomed and it isn’t because everyone …


How Far Is “Too Far” In The 2014 Dating Scene?

One well-known family who is featured on TLC’s hit reality show 19 Kids and Counting takes a bold stand regarding their beliefs about relationships. In a recent interview, the parents of 19 kids ranging from 4 to 26 years old shared their “7 rules of courtship.” These rules may seem extreme to some, while others …

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How To Avoid A Major Parenting Pitfall

“MOM! DAD! Can I have $20 to buy a new game? Can I have some money to go to the movies with my friends? Will you buy me some candy? Can I have…?? Will you buy…???” How many times have you heard things like this? Whether you have young kids, teens or maybe even grown …


Whose Life Are You Choosing With Your “Choice”?

“Pro-choice” or “Pro-life”… you can’t seem to escape the endless abortion debate. For some, it’s a painful topic and for others it represents a political “hot-button” issue. Regardless of your position, there is no denying it affects millions of people, both directly and indirectly. While it is a deep source of shame and grief for …


Kids: Handle With Care…But Not TOO Much!

As parents, we want the best for our kids, whether that means giving our kids everything we didn’t have as a child, or protecting them from mistakes and hard times. But what if what we thought was the best thing for our kids actually was keeping them from reaching their full potential in life? Tune …


Go For “The Gold” Or Go For Your Goals?

The 2014 Winter Olympics staged their glitzy closing ceremony last night. And in the wake of the competition that just came to an end I wanted to sit down and talk about winning and losing. If you’re an Olympian, you dream of that gold medal. At the same time for a lot of the athletes, …

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What Are Your “Practices” Preaching?

Happy Monday and a happy President’s Day! In honor of a day that celebrates our forefathers I want to talk a bit about leadership. You might not believe you actually are a leader, you might not have the title or you believe you lack the skills. However you still have a “circle of influence.” What …