Category Archives: family time

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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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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In Sickness and in HEALTH: Creating Healthy Habits with Your Partner by Kelsey Blythe

We hear about the importance of physical health all the time, it’s everywhere: “Eat healthy, stay active!”  But did you ever consider that being healthy with your partner can also be good for your relationship? One aspect of having a … 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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Tips for Handling Holiday Stress

Listening to Christmas music, watching holiday movies, and participating in holiday parades and religious ceremonies, are a few of the special events associated with the holidays. Memories of years past, traditions upheld, and hopes for the future, bring joy to … Continue reading

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