In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss just how important it is to bond with other people, especially your family. Some people are natural “bonders,” but others need a little help making connections with people around them. Are you one of those people that might need a little help? Listen in for some great tips on how to bond!
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on August 7, 2020
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss different problems that commonly arise in any relationship, whether it is romantic or not. These problems can be and are solved through different principles of self-government. Problems from bad communication to entitlement, the principles discussed in this podcast can help you with so many issues you might face! https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/May/TSGPodcast16-HealingTheHeartOfYourRelationship-May23-2020.mp3
Posted by Richard on May 28, 2020
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss multiple questions that are common concerns and topics of debate among married or soon-to-be married couples. In answer to these questions, 10 key Self-Government skills are presented that help to answer and solve almost all marital questions, concerns, and problems. Do you feel like you struggle appreciating or maintaining a good opinion of your spouse? Do you feel like you aren’t supported in your endeavors and don’t know how to get your spouse to be more invested in you and your efforts? These, along with other questions, are addressed and discussed. https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/May/TSGPodcast15-HowToHaveAHappyMarriage-May16-2020.mp3
Posted by Richard on May 16, 2020
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss what real love looks and feels like in a family setting, how that love can and should be utilized, and the difference and similarities between romantic love and familial love. They touch on what it feels like when the proper love isn’t present, along with skills that can be used to bring that proper, deep love into family relationships.
Posted by Richard on May 5, 2020
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss the importance of having open communication in all different relationships and areas of life, what actual open communication sounds like, and how to achieve it with your friends, roommates, spouses, children, and anyone else! https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/February/TSGPodcast03-OpenCommunication-Feb24-2020.mp3
Posted by Paije Baumert on February 26, 2020
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss components of any good relationship, the concept of TIME (along with the many aspects that come along with time), love languages, the difference between quality time and quantity of time, and share some fun family stories. https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/February/TSGPodcast02-Feb17-2020-ChillingWithTheChildren.mp3
Posted by Paije Baumert on February 19, 2020
Is your home in crisis? Do your children never do what they are told? Do you find yourself completely overwhelmed and hating to interact with your children? Do your children treat you with disrespect and cause contention at home? Are you out of control of your emotions as a parent too? If any of these descriptions sound like your house, then you might be in crisis and you will definitely benefit from reading this book. It is written for you. This book is also written for people who don‘t want to ever have a home like I have described above and for parents who want to have an effectively communicating family right from the very beginning of parenthood.
Posted by Richard on April 28, 2020
I’d like to tell you a story about a couple — we’ll call them Jan and Rob. In this scenario, they’re a married couple that has long struggled to communicate effectively. Theirs is not an unusual problem, but it is a particularly difficult one to overcome. As you read this story, I want you to consider — are you Jan or Rob? Are you doing and feeling these things? If so, I have some suggestions that can help. Alright, let’s begin. Just an Ordinary Day Jan decides to make a really nice family dinner for that night.She spends hours making a hearty main dish complemented with a special sauce and multiple side dishes. She even takes the extra time to set the table nicely.Her husband, Rob, comes home just in time for dinner. As the family gathers to the table, Rob says, “I have some work to do before I …
Posted by Jeff Pizzino on September 18, 2015
When I first decided to leave my high-paying career to stay home with my toddler son and daughter, I had to remind myself that I was picking the greater good. I was in the funeral industry and was really needed at an important time in people’s lives: the death of a loved one. I felt really needed at the office, but the pull to be with my young children daily seemed to be more important in the long term.To achieve my motherhood goal,I chose to become a foster parent for troubled teens to help pay the bills while my husband returned to school.So, I left my power position to be “just a mom” and put my whole heart and soul into my role. I read to my children, taught them, played with them, and helped them overcome challenges. As we dove into family life with a passion, we helped to …
Posted by Monica Pond on May 31, 2019
Family traditions instill personal and family identity and bind families together throughout their many phases of growth and change. After children and grandchildren are grown and gone off to live their adult lives, the traditions remain as reminders of the sweetness of home and family, what is most important in life, and who they really are. Each new holiday our memories are flooded with thoughts of family parlor games, traditional songs, fancy feasts with predictable menus, and the excitement of treasured family time and open conversations. The best loved family traditions become the stories shared with college roommates and new spouses. No sooner does a youth launch into adulthood than they start to recall the traditions of their childhood and attempt to recreate a few of those treasured memories to share with the new people in their lives.Trends and Traditions Occasionally people create new traditions. When a couple marries, they …
Posted by Monica Pond on December 2, 2019
4 year old Avery Vidrine explained fathers like this, “They work hard, slay dragons, and love us!” This 4 year old girl obviously knows what it means to be a father and a protector. She has seen evidence in her own life. Her mother, Emily, said that Avery sends her father off to work every day with the phrase, “Now Prince Charming, go slay the dragons but be safe!” Avery knows her father keeps her safe from dragons and other scary things and knows her father loves her enough to go away from her each day and do all that hard work. Obviously her mother has helped her have gratitude and understanding for her father’s way of life. But as I heard Emily talk about the great trust her young daughter has in her father I wondered if Avery really knew what dragons an honorable father must fight to maintain …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on June 19, 2016
Creating quality, loving family relationships requires discerning between what actions are really quality and what actions are nothing more than conformity to social norms. Creating these quality relationships doesn’t require elaborate planning, just time.Strong family relationships are built upon many components, such as good communication, honesty, trust, love, forgiveness, bonding, listening, shared vision, and shared experiences. Each of these relationship-strengthening components is better accomplished if a person chooses to invest in having quality time with their loved ones.But, what does quality time really mean? Quality time is a fairly new term that was invented in the 1970’s during a period in history when the pace of life really began to speed up and family members started spending more of their time outside of the home on a regular basis. What were once optional activities for families started to be seen as necessities. Additionally, increased standards of living and social expectations …
Posted by Monica Pond on February 11, 2020