Category Archives: Family

New Year’s Resolutions for Strengthening Your Family Relationship by Laura Knizley

New Year’s Resolutions can start any time, despite the name.  Your family is your home base, and to improve your own life, you need that to be a firm foundation!  Some ways to strengthen our families this year are recognizing … Continue reading

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The Adult Sifter by Tammy Anderson

I remember as a child when my grandmother was gathering ingredients to bake a cake, I always asked to sift the flour.  I liked turning the crank and watching the flour sift through the screen at the bottom of the … Continue reading

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Keeping the Connection: How to Maintain Your Romantic Relationship with the Arrival of Baby by Sarah Beth Thompson

“You need to do everything fun in life now before you have children, because once you do, your life is over.” I overheard this statement from a family last summer and my first thought was, “No! It does not have … Continue reading

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Put your dukes down: Fighting fair in your romantic relationship by Rachel Savasuk

In my last blog I talked about the difficulties I was facing in my long-distance relationship and provided some tips that I found to be especially helpful for its success. One of the points that I really emphasized was the … Continue reading

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Fathers are Forever

I Coordinate the STRONG Families Initiative at the Alfred Saliba Center for Families in Dothan, AL. I am writing to share an experience of heroism and love. My parents are celebrating 58 years of marriage on November 17, 2013. I … Continue reading

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