by Nicholeen Peck “It’s harder for children nowadays with all of the technology and temptations and bad examples”, a mother said to me at a recent conference where I was speaking. We talked for a moment about the differences between her childhood and the childhood of her children. She was concerned. She felt lost and […]
Love runs deeper than many people realize, and the outcomes of love are significant. We all recognize when we don’t feel loved or when we have a hard time feeling love for someone who isn’t behaving lovingly. But, what we don’t often recognize is that love isn’t something that can be turned on and off
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss what to do when you’ve already done all you can to teach your children what they should do, then they choose another path. Did you do something wrong somewhere along the line? Do you feel like you failed as a parent? Listen in for some great tips of
Two to three times per day, my 17-year-old son spontaneously comes up to me as I’m coming down the hall or when I’m standing in the kitchen, and wraps his arms around me and gives me a tender, loving hug. “Oh, Mom…I love you,” he says. These hugs are some of the highlights of my
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss what it takes to change negative behavior at the root of the problem: where someone’s heart is at. How do you inspire and teach a change of heart in your children and yourself? Listen in for a 4-step process to achieve relationships based on love! https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2021/07+July/TSGPodcast70-TransformingHeartsThroughLove-July06-2021.mp3
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss the specifics of how a family begins to fall apart and become dysfunctional, step by step. It always starts small and on an individual level. Can you tell your family dynamic is headed in a potentially dangerous direction, but can’t really pinpoint the underlying issue that’s causing the
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss what it really means to be self-governed. Do you ever wonder why it’s so hard to be self-governed sometimes? Why do we struggle with consistency and patience? More and more, there is a key element of self-government that is lacking in today’s families and individuals that makes such
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss principles, skills, and truths about the details of a strong fatherly bond with his children. Paije’s husband, Josef, was concerned that he wouldn’t have the bond and relationship with his children that he wants because he’s often away providing for the family and won’t be with them as
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss what love is and what it looks like between husband and wife and parent and child. The principles of love don’t apply to romantic relationships alone. Self-government and pure love go hand in hand. Are you struggling with feeling love for your spouse or your child? Listen in
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss mentor sessions and how they’re formatted, along with teaching good principles for mentoring yourself and others. Is there a difference between teaching and mentoring? Do you deliberately take time to mentor yourself and your children? Do you have goals for yourself? Learn how to help your children and
Children need to feel love from their parents more than ever before. And, our neighbors need love too. That unconditional, deep and abiding love will help our children weather the storms of life. Love is the truth that fills the soul and gives life hope and meaning. Maybe, during this time of social and political
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss what it looks like to have free communication and what causes communicative bondage. So many areas of conversation tend to be rooted in an emotional investment in someone or something, and this can be destructive. How can that change? How can we make our communication liberating for all
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
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.
I once had a reader say that praising didn’t come naturally for her. In fact, she thought praising seemed fake and annoying. She wrote:
I don’t want to be a cheerleader, always saying “Good job” no matter what—I want to say things that really matter, that I really believe, that are true. I guess what makes it hard is when I know (or think I know) that I’ve taught them how to do something better than they have done it, or that they should be capable of doing some things without always having to be praised for it.
“Mommy, what makes the moon shine?”askedmy six-year-old daughter, Londyn. “The moon reflects the light of the sun,” I responded. After a brief discussion about the moon and the sun, I realized that her question was really profound. Innocence almost always finds truth.I’m grateful for that.The moon reflects the light from the sun. It never turns its back on the sun either.It always faces it.The moon loses light when things get in the way, like the earth.The moon has the power to control the tides on the earth; the very thing that gets in the way.
Humanity is such an interestingthing. Do we really understand it? Do we really know what it is? How do we define “being human?” In order to be human, we must understand nature; what God created. Once we understand that, we can begin to understandhuman nature.