Category: Parenting

Marriage Awakening - 3 Ways to Become a Better Mother 0

3 Ways to Become a Better Mother

Motherhood is hard. It’s not only physically draining, but also emotionally draining. Just ask any parent who has sat with her child in a hospital emergency or surgery waiting room. In my case, I feel emotionally drained after about 20 minutes of driving practice with one of our teenagers! Emotional stress can actually manifest itself in physical ways. When you are emotionally tired, you may also feel physically tired, moody, cranky, and even start to gain weight. Most mothers tend to put a lot of pressure on themselves to be the best mother they can be. They compare themselves to...

Marriage Awakening - 10 Marriage Tips from an 11 Year Old 0

10 Marriage Tips From an 11 Year Old

Everyone knows that children these days are bombarded with images and stories of what love, romance, sex, and marriage should look like. Not all images they see are healthy. In fact, some of those images may even be damaging to them. Besides what the media shows them, your children also have a front row seat to your marriage. They are recording and processing everything they see and hear. Even if you are a single parent, your child is still learning from you and your dating relationships. They see how conflict is handled, and how much time you give to each...

Marriage Awakening - Color Your Marriage 0

Color Your Marriage Event

Several years ago the beginnings of our marriage ministry began in a great local church in Miami, OK.  We were blessed to be given the opportunity by some wonderful leadership in the church to minister to other couples in the area.  As time went on we received much training, and attained many relationship tools in our pursuit of a successful marriage ministry. As we continued serving other couples through mentoring opportunities and date night events, we ran across something very unique and wonderful.  One day we met a very fun and sincere couple who were going to teach some relationship...

Marriage Awakening - Blended & Blessed 0

Blended & Blessed Event

    For those of you who know us, you know that some of the advice we give to couples are in regards to investing in your own marriage.  We also recommend a great way to invest in your marriage is to take some time out for a marriage retreat.  A few years ago while Kate and I were speaking at one of these annual marriage retreats called the International Marriage Conference, we had the opportunity to meet Ron Deal.  He was the keynote speaker, and we were some of the workshop speakers at this event.  One night all the speakers...

Forsaken - Marriage Awakening 0

Forsaken

Some of you may have heard the FamilyLife Today broadcast “The Complex World of a Blended Family“, specifically “From Broken to Beautiful” on July 5, 2016, and “Step Parenting Challenges” on July 6, 2016.  We briefly discussed the challenges and victories regarding our testimony of how Christ has worked and continues to work in our blended family. We realize this is a sensitive subject, trust me, it is sensitive for me and our family too! We know that there are people out there who are in a very similar circumstance as we were in years ago.  Maybe you can’t see...

FamilyLife Today - Marriage Awakening 0

FamilyLife Today Broadcast – Blended Families

We are excited to announce that Jerry & Kate Angelo (that’s us) will be featured on the FamilyLife Today broadcast on July 5 & 6 of 2016.  Beginning on those days and the days following, you will be able to listen to the show live on your local Bott Radio Network radio station or from FamilyLife Today‘s website link of the show “The Complex World of a Blended Family“.  During the two-part interview that we had with Dennis Rainey, Bob Lepine, and our friend Ron Deal, we discussed our own personal testimony and the complexities of a blended family.   We hope that these two segments...

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3 Ways to Build Lasting Character in Children

I remember a time when I brought my children to McDonald’s for an after school treat; something we try to do on Friday’s. After I finished paying, I turned around to see my children rushing over to help an elderly woman who had just dropped a large soda onto the floor. One of my children was walking the woman out of the area so she wouldn’t slip. Another was grabbing napkins by the handful, another was using the napkins to mop up the mess. It wasn’t long before this mamma was beaming with pride in how her children leaped up...

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Get Your Free Gift

During the Christmas of 2004 I took the kids to see the Christmas Train in Dry Gulch USA.  I haven’t been there in about 10 years, but at least back then it was a really great trip for the family, especially for the younger kiddos.  I remember seeing the sights, the Christmas lights, riding the train, and sipping hot chocolate with the kids too.  My favorite memory of the entire trip is captured in the photo above.  Near the end of the adventure they gather everyone together for a special Christmas presentation.  They share a very sincere message of the Gospel...

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Daddy’s Home!

Have you ever heard the saying, Daddy’s girl? Most of us have. It is a saying used to describe the special relationship between a father and his daughter. Have you ever wondered what makes the relationship so special, or why the bond is different than that of a mother-daughter? When our daughter was just  a preschooler, she would get on a chair and help me prepare dinner. We would talk and laugh while we worked and she looked up to me and listened as if I were the only person in the world. But the moment she heard the garage door...

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