Learning how to co-exist with someone you don't like brings as many benefits to you as to the other person. For a start, it gives you the power to prevent negativity in your space. Take control.
Respect for women, great conversation, clean humor are some of the traits which make a man a good man. This inscription is dedicated to the few good men who fit the description.
Want your friends to enjoy talking with you? Good conversation is an art. Here are five tips to help you practice good conversations skills and become the kind of friend whose call is welcome.
The Christmas Story reveals that those who blame the woman for the cause of sin, can also credit her for being God's vessel of honor to bring the Savior into the world. See how it promotes womanhood.
Lord, Give Us Your Smile is inspired by Psalm 4: 6. "Let your face smile on us, Lord."The poet implores God to smile at the start, in the heat, and at the end of the day. It is a prayer for every day.
How to improve from bad to better is a process involving three steps. To stand on the bad step and call for better is like jumping upward from the first to the third floor. The second step is a must.
Extraordinary women are ordinary women whose participation in something ordinary produce extraordinary results. See how Bible women-Miriam, Mary Magdalene and others influenced worship and devotion.
You know you’re in Saint Kitts when most pedestrians greet you with “Good Morning” or “Good Afternoon; when you drive on the left side of the road, and Best Buy sells lunch. Learn other random facts.
How do you measure up to this portrait of a good woman depicted in the Song of Songs? Take some time to assess your virtues and the contribution you make to the larger portrait of good womanhood.
Loneliness is a very popular topic for writers. Ten authors approach the subject differently. Their views will influence yours and hopefully stimulate ideas for positive ways to spend lonely time.
Promiscuous and naive women often receive judgment and condemnation when what they may need is help and understanding. Women helping women is among the greatest of solutions to this problem.
Here are six great Bible verses which can encourage caregivers while they share comfort and compassion with their loved ones. They empower six valuable features of the caregiver’s character.
Here are facts about Alzheimer's which caregivers ought to learn in preparation for dealing with Alzheimer's patients. "Preparation is the key to facing any opponent.” (Broyles) Learn the strategy.
The Alzheimer's disease is upsetting, but I cannot ignore it when it approaches me wearing my mother's face. I can express anger at the upset it has caused in my life. What can she do in her prison?
These Character Quotes from the Book of Psalms are grouped: Integrity, Kindness, Self-control, Contentment, Joy and Faith-- values necessary for a character to endure and overcome life's challenges.
People and situations in the workplace threaten our equilibrium and help create stress. These selected quotes will help to reduce stress and renew our minds to peace, purpose and productivity.
Positive images of men and manhood are seen in a father, a son, a brother and a cousin in the Hebrew Bible. Their character strengths encourage us to imitate their service, not their human prowess.
What happens when no one plays second fiddle in the relationship orchestra? Both first and second are necessary; and the harmony is more important than the personal roles. It takes practice.
After the Montserrat volcano, volcano and people co-exist peacefully on the island. Residents display strength, creativity, resilience and contentment. Witness the phenomenal recovery of Montserrat.
Generally, complaints of males sexually harassed in the workplace are not taken seriously. They must develop their own survival strategy. These survival tips are extracted from the story of Joseph.
These moral conduct quotes are from the published works of three male Christian counselors. The quotes include counsel on cheap sex, cyberporn, extramarital affairs etc.
Personal evaluation is recommended in the survival stages of grief, not as a chore, but as a self-help tool. This article suggests a self-help guide to help the grieving journal their progress.
The number of years we live matters less than the volume of the contribution we make. Our responsibility is to live to the fullest in obedience to God and to our faith; and leave the ending up to Him.
Why refer to Rahab the prostitute when she became a woman of faith? Her role versus her reputation reveals the ease with which people remember the evil and forget the transformation. Rahab changed!
The image of the sheep on His shoulder is the image of our rescue and restoration for the church-ed, no less than for the church-less. God sees beyond attendance and abstinence; He sees the heart.
"Forever Special" is the title of the poem dedicated to the memory of this aunt who modeled the New Testament women Mary, Martha, Eunice and Lois to her nieces and nephews.
Here are 8 practical ways to help the bereaved in areas that are often overlooked. The grieving does not always have the mental capacity to answer "How can I help?" Be the one who knows what to do.
“What is your name? What sex are you?” Explore some other ways in which sex in the family conversation can help the children develop a healthy attitude toward this important aspect of life.
What is it about a strong, smart, good-looking man who becomes weak when he falls in love? Why lay his head in a woman's lap without a confession of love or loyalty? Such a man is courting disaster.
Titus 2: 4, 5. "These older women must train the younger women . . . to live wisely and be pure." Here, Christian women of faith train the younger women through their outstanding quotes on modesty.
Making contact with an ex boyfriend or girlfriend can result in marital conflict, except these communication guidelines are followed. They include respect for marriage and relationship boundaries.
Hagar's story is a cautionary tale for women who act without weighing the consequences; it is also an exemplary tale of perseverance and courage. What she found helped her move beyond what she lost.
Here are 50 enriching quotes from Christian sources to remind us of the importance and consequences of our words. We not only affect others by what we say, we also inspire or inhibit ourselves.
Born under a death sentence, Moses became one of the greatest spiritual and social liberators of all times. Thanks to the wisdom, courage and love of these five women; also their respect for life!
Thanks to HubPages Founders and Followers on the celebration of my first 10,000 views. This article expresses gratitude for the founders and followers and for helpful lessons learned along the way.
Converting negative media messages into positive family conversations is worth the time it takes. It engages the children in discussion and decision making. Learn to maximize the teaching moments.
Symbolisms in the Hebrew Old Testament sanctuary system provide powerful devotional opportunities for the modern-day Christian. Our purpose now is the same as then--to experience the presence of God.
The story of Dinah causes anger especially in women and encourages them to speak out on behalf of the many abused women in different cultures. Her rape and her silence are evidences of injustice.
Mentors for Christian teens and youth are in demand. Use this checklist to see whether you may be suited to the role. The consensus is that mentoring helps the mentors improve their own characters.
Keeping the secret may take more energy than building the relationship. Also, these foundational essentials may be missing.
The perfect gift to say "I love you," is not the gift you like; it is the gift the other person likes. How do you figure out what someone else likes? Here is an introduction to love languages.
The Parable of the Oak Tree in Winter tells the story of strong, enduring character which survives the wintry cold misfortunes of life. It offers seven wise principles to help human beings survive.
Programs which teach sexual abstinence as the only criterion for purity will fail. Pure thoughts are essential. Purity quotes with special appeal to teenagers will help them keep focused on purity.
There is so much more than the Christmas theme in these family friendly Christmas movies. They're from Hallmark. No need to bother about foul language, nudity or violence; and they're good all year.
The story of Tamar, the soliciting prostitute is a unique story of an unmentionable woman who receives honorable mention in the genealogy of Jesus. It's a story of seduction.What could her legacy be?
These ideas on how to keep Christ in Christmas explain the meaning of the Christmas symbols: Christmas colors, Christmas wreath and the Candy Cane. They give meaning to Christ centered activities.
Start another Thanksgiving tradition using this sample Thanksgiving Acrostic for the Family Gathering. Directions are included. Make your family gathering an auspicious occasion this and every year.
"My beauty will last as long as I live; No dwindling of charm you will see. I have found a way to boost my appeal As the years take their toll on me." I think that other women feel the same way.
Heart of a Mother is a poem dedicated to a stepmother and other mothers who never bore children of their own: aunts who adopt nieces and nephews, career women who marry too late. An applause to them!
Negativity begins with a feeling, then progresses to a thought. The thought can lead us toward engaging an emotion, or toward changing the feeling. Gratitude is the antidote to negative thoughts.
Sharing a personal Psalm of Thanksgiving is just one impressive way to make the occasion special. Need some help?
Simple tips which the prospective stepmother often overlooks. They can be the determining factors making her wise instead of wicked, helping to establish a positive relationship with the stepchild.
Physical beauty can open doors; it can also become an obstacle. Learn from the surprising turn of events that occurred in the lives of these unusually beautiful women--all Bible Queens.
Self-control is the boundary between virtue and vice. Without it, desirable features in a love relationship become dangerous and destructive. With it, those same features create wholesome pleasure.
Here are four proofs that what you have is real love. If one is absent, the love is inadequate. When all four are strong in your relationship, you have a love worth nurturing. Got love? Find out.
If a young girl can understand the concept of a “private garden” and a young boy can appreciate a garden so beautiful that he is tempted to trespass, we can make virginity desirable to the youth.
Little girls are made of "sugar and spice" proposed Robert Southey. What are women made of? The Song of Songs lists a variety of spices as the symbols of a good woman. What do these symbols mean?
Popularity or purity? The children need help to make the right choice. Here are six tips parents can practice to help influence the children to choose wisely, before and after they leave home.
The partial list of marriage principles in these verses form the foundation for happy, healthy marriages. No matter who else claims to be an authority, God's principles and promises work best.
"Easy To Love" is a poem dedicated to my daughter-in-law. There is also my wedding day prayer, my first anniversary prayer and my everyday Bible prayers for the woman my son has chosen to be his wife.
My wedding toast to my son expresses my pride and joy - no less than that of a royal mother. It also expresses welcome for his wife into the family and predicts a successful future for the couple.
“It is the nature of thought to find its way into action” (Christian Bovee). These suggestions will help teenagers think and practice purity. They provide continual reminders all through the year.
The story of Rhoda demonstrates three basic prayer principles which deserve constant review. Although we think we know them, we often act contrary at the very times when we need to apply them.
The island of Nevis (twin in the Saint Kitts and Nevis island federation) can stand on its own in its appeal to nature lovers. Plant life in the daytime, stars in the nightsky, sunsets and sunrises.
Saint Kitts is the little isle with a large potential when it comes to local attractions: black sand beaches, vintage architecture, fun entertainment, gourmet foods, mixed culture and friendly people.
The glass mirror can reflect the color of your clothes, the shape of your figure, your hairstyle and make up; but to evaluate your real beauty, you need to step away from that mirror.
A healthy male-female relationship is built on respect which outlasts the relationship (if the relationship ends). These guidelines help partners establish and enjoy that kind of mutual respect.
Every healthy heart longs for an embrace especially in less than ideal circumstances. No embrace more meaningful than the one described here.
From fear of repeating the first disaster to the desire to remain free, there are many reasons for avoiding a send marriage. Children and finances are among the other issues that affect the decision.
Parents know that their children deserve the best. Here is the story of a mother who searched for the best for her child and found the best for herself. She is a model for today’s mother.
God supplies from His riches, not from ours. If we ever doubt that, we become stingy even toward ourselves. He promises that He has more than enough for us and our dependents. Do we doubt that?
The right attitude is very necessary to get you through the rough times resulting from unemployment. The right attitude begins with the right thoughts. Start here.
Some of our elderly church and family members have become strangers for lack of regular visits. Here are some ideas on how to minister God's promises to the them. What we do for them, we do for God.
The following six verses empower happy singles to maximize the joy of singleness, and encourage other singles to surrender their unhappy perspectives for the possibility of complete joy (John 15:11).
Poor performance in the workplace may be the result of carelessness, exhaustion, distraction and even boredom. There are a few steps we can take to avoid becoming victims of employees' silly mistakes.
These ten sharing activities for Christian singles over forty meet the criteria for good-quality group building: learn something new, do something helpful and have fun. Also, make good connections.
Single women empower themselves and their married friends by respecting the marriage boundaries. Why not think first of our sister before we think of making her husband happy?
The unfriendly woman describes herself as "shy", "not talkative", or "busy" depending on the occasion. Husband defends her with “She’s real sweet when you get to know her.” Do we want to know her?
Word pictures are among the greatest teaching methods for parents. See how your use of metaphors can nurture your child's self-worth.
New beginnings are among the greatest of life's gifts. Consider these seven factors to help you make the best of your second marriage.
What does her dress say? Modest or mindless? Decent or distracting? Her dress talks about her values. Good judgement is necessary to guide the woman in her choice of what to wear.
Love, not money, is the commodity with which to acquire these gifts for Father's Day. Fathers will enjoy them any day of the year. Celebrate Fathers Day without money, but with lots of homemade fun.
There are no photographs of my father, but in my mind he stands tall and handsome. Thanks to the positive influence of family. They knew that it was important for me to love and respect him.
Four of my Baby Boomer friends tell why they never got married. Compare their answers with the top three from never-marrieds in the Millennials age group. What do they really think about marriage?
"Still married" has the potential to become "happily married!" These tips present the possibility of repairing a relationship before you end the marriage. Here are some questions to consider.