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MarriageAbility Launch Parties

MarriageAbility Launch Parties

Authors often compare the publishing process as a birth of their book baby. Though I’ve never birthed a child, I can resonate with the pangs of delivering a book. Babies and new moms get baby showers. Book babies and their author get a Book Launch Party (but you don’t need to bring a gift)....

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Transparency in Leadership

Transparency in Leadership

Jerry was invited to speak at a C12 local leadership summit luncheon in Pennsylvania this summer. He spoke on Transparency in Leadership. He built upon an idea inspired by Craig Groeschel: Transparency + Empathy + Consistency = Trust.  “It’s obvious to everybody in the room that I am in a...

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What Parents Want

What Parents Want

This summer Jerry and Joan again worked with two camps, Breakaway in Florida and Camp Celebrate in Tennessee. At each camp, we were privileged to spend much of our time with the adult family members who attended—mostly moms and dads. Through one-on-one conversations and group discussions, we...

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Meet Bill Copple

Meet Bill Copple

Here is a podcast from one of the people I mentor. Bill Copple has survived multiple brain injuries. I think that listening to this podcast will help you understand how people with brain injury work to overcome. A couple of times during the interview Bill says that he “hates his life” when I asked...

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More Tips for Weary Caregivers

More Tips for Weary Caregivers

In our last post, Ideas to Help a Caregiver Care Again, I shared ways we can recognize and work through the feelings of weariness, overwork, loneliness, etc. that sometimes plaque caregivers.    In this post, I’ll share some ideas to stay ahead of those feelings, or at least rebound once we’ve...

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Ideas to Help a Caregiver Care Again

Ideas to Help a Caregiver Care Again

When people hear one of my speaking topics is Caregiving When You Just Don’t Care I get a number of tongue in cheek remarks, such as “Are you an example of not caring? Is that why you can speak about it?”  Truth be told, YES! We all get weary from things we do over and over and over again....

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Grumble Less, Lament More

Grumble Less, Lament More

Disability and The Church conference sponsored by Key Ministries, near Cleveland, OH.  Jerry’s speaking topic was To Grumble Less, Lament More. His talk was livestreamed. If you’d like to listen in, it’s just about 15 minutes.

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A look in our inbox…

A look in our inbox…

Today we’d like to give you a peek into our email box and share a message we recently received. On Sunday, a five- or six-year-old boy was brought to our Children’s Church. He is autistic and non-verbal. It didn’t go well for a few reasons. There wasn’t a heads-up until class started. We only had...

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Brother, Sister Can You Spare a Week?

Brother, Sister Can You Spare a Week?

Summer is on the way! And for many, that means camp is right around the corner. Jerry and I, together, have spent about three years of our lives at camp. We each attended camps as kids. Before we met, we were each involved in directing and supporting camping ministries. Even after we married, we...

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