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As a Father – Are You a Pig or a Chicken

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Being called a “Pig” or “Chicken” might constitute fightin’ words for most men, since neither term is a particularly endearing moniker for manliness or fatherhood. Normally, each word is viewed negatively, but a recent conversation with one of my daughters changed my thinking on both terms --- especially regarding parenting. Being called a “Pig” or “Chicken” might usually constitute fightin’ words for most men since neither term is a particularly endearing moniker for manliness or … Continue reading...

4 Ways to Bond With Your Kids

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Few things are more important in life than the bond you share with your children. If you lack a close relationship with your kids, the bond can be a source of pain and anguish, while a strong connection with your kids can bring incredible joy and happiness. If you've lost the closeness that you crave, you can strengthen the relationship in four practical ways. Help Them With Homework Help your children with their homework to show them that you're interested in their education. This also … Continue reading...

7 Questions With an Author: Shane Snow

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I'm thrilled to share with you the latest installment to my "7 Questions With an Author..." series. Today's post features an interview with someone I've admired from afar for the past few years, and I'm delighted that author Shane Snow agreed to share his thoughts regarding his new book, Smartcuts. First, a little bit about Shane. He's an award-winning entrepreneur and journalist, currently the Chief Creative Officer of Contently, a technology company he co-founded in 2010 with the mission … Continue reading...

Do You Know What Your Kids Are Texting?

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I've writing on several occasions here about the realities of teenage texting as well as the risks associated with it. I finally went ahead and compiled my thoughts and research into an e-book titled 101 Text Messages That Parents Need to Know Now that's available on Amazon. Here's a description of the 30-page guide that can be easily read in less than an hour: Here's the truth - parents don't know "what they don't know" about the texting habits of their teenagers and preteens.  A … Continue reading...

7 Questions With an Author: Jon Stolpe

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This post marks the latest installment of my “7 Questions With an Author…” series, where I ask published authors an unchanging set of questions and share their responses here. Today’s author is Jon Stolpe Jon is an online writing buddy who’s been blogging for years at his entertaining and informative siteJon Stolpe Stretched - where he writes about a wide range of topics. He has a passion for family, leadership development, missions, and personal growth. Here’s seven questions with … Continue reading...

7 Questions With an Author: Frank Viola

This post marks another installment of my “7 Questions With an Author…” series, where I ask published authors an unchanging set of questions and share their responses here. Today’s featured author is Frank Viola. Frank is a highly-sought speaker and an incredibly prolific writer with 16 published books so far. His web blog frankviola.org is one of the Top 10 Christian blogs on the Internet. His latest work is a collaboration with Internet rock stars Mike Morrell andMichelle Shaeffer, … Continue reading...

A Good Master And A Greater Revelation

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Here’s a great guest post from author, speaker and singer/songwriter Jason Clark.  Jason has just released his first solo book titled Prone to Love, which is available on Amazon.com, and poses a paradigm shift for the church today. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: When he came to his senses, he said, “How many of my father’s hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say … Continue reading...

7 Questions With an Author: Jeff Goins

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Here's the latest installment of my ongoing "7 Questions With an Author..." series. I'm thrilled about today's interview because it features a truly gifted writer - who's also a friend - Jeff Goins. Jeff  is an accomplished blogger, sought-after speaker and best-selling author. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, he graduated from Illinois College with a degree in Spanish and Religion. Junior year, he spent a semester in Spain, which opened his eyes to a whole new world. Which … Continue reading...

7 Questions With an Author: Angela Johnson

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Here is the latest installment in my “7 Questions With an Author:….” series. Today’s featured writer is Angela Johnson. Angela obtained a bachelor’s degree in Literature in 1996 from University of Houston-Clear Lake.  After working in mid-level management with a major phone company, she started her career as a Farmers Insurance Agent.  Angela started a scratch […]

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4 Life-Changing Reasons Why You Should Have a Baby Journal

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“…I don’t think it means what you think it means” – Inigo Montoya, From the Princess Bride There is a bit of confusion it would seem, in some of the more common expressions around parenthood. Before the birth of our son, my wife and I would always hear the comment: “Our child is the center […]

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