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How I Saved My Marriage

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Guest Post by RICHARD PAUL EVANS (Dedicated to my sweetheart.) My oldest daughter, Jenna, recently said to me, “My greatest fear as a child was that you and mom would get divorced. Then, when I was twelve, I decided that you fought so much that maybe it would be better if you did.” Then she added with a smile. “I’m glad you guys figured things out.” For years my wife Keri and I struggled. Looking back, I’m not exactly sure what initially drew us together, but our personalities didn’t quite…

Want to Raise Kids with Great Empathy?

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Guest Post by John Brandon Always Ask Them This One Simple Question: “How am I doing as your dad?” It’s a question I didn’t ask often enough. Yet, it’s an incredibly valuable question to ask, because to my kids it meant I was being vulnerable enough to ask for their feedback. More importantly, I was revealing that I was interested in what my kids were feeling and thinking. It was a way to connect on an emotional level, to demonstrate empathy in a way that was 100% genuine. They didn’t…