On the Home Front

If you are anything like me, you grew up dreaming about the family you would have someday.  Most likely, it looked like some TV or movie family that was ideal in your eyes..........
But real life is much different and far more disappointing than what media displays.  Most often, it is not happily ever after......Family takes hard work and as Dr. James Dobson puts it, "Parenting is Not For Cowards".......  
We parents must be bold and courageous and find solid and godly advice to perservere through life.......
(Go to Allies in War for more comprehensive links)
This is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud......I promise!!  
But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."
~Joshua 24:15~
...She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.  She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.  She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks...
~Proverbs 31:15-17~
~Keeping Marriage and Family Strong~  healthy habits and behaviors, parenting, chores, family meetings, and communication, importance of healthy relationships between mother and children and father and children
~Dealing with Divorce~ families ending, child protection, parental alienation, surviving and healing after a divorce, waiting between relationships, relationships ending
~Marriage and Family Destroyers~ environments, addictions, unhealthy behaviors, domestic violence, personality disorders in adults, sexual abuse
~Blending Families Smoothly~ people forming or reforming their family because of remarriage, adoption, bringing in aging parents, etc.