LIFE SKILLS

Life skills are strategies that you can use to help you through life's issues.  Sometimes, growing up at home has not given us life skills, and school doesn't either....

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a matter of time: taking control of your life

Sometimes it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day. Going to work, spending time with family, taking care of the house, helping out at the kids’ school, trying to find a few minutes for yourself… it’s overwhelming! Learn how one man found a way to take control of his life with an effective time management technique. You’ll also discover a principle for managing the various commitments in your own life.

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now you're talking: practical ways to effectively manage conflict

One characteristic of healthy relationships is effective communication. However, communication breakdowns are often left undetected until conflicts arise. Because it’s often hard to understand the root causes of conflict, this booklet focuses on how life experiences shape communication patterns and personal conflict style. Communication patterns can change and become more effective if just one person involved makes healthy changes in their behavior. In this booklet you will discover Biblical resolutions for conflict and ways to build stronger relationships.

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an ingrate's guide to contentment: 5 practices for a more content life - no matter who you are

Contentment in this world is an elusive thing. Even with our necessities met and a few perks thrown in for good measure, it can still feel like something's missing. The truth of the matter is there will always be a void if we tie our sense of inner peace to the fleeting things and nature of this world. Offering insight on some key "practices" to implement concerning contentment, the author shows how being content is very much tied to our perspective. Citing the apostle Paul's illuminating view on contentment as found in the book of Philippians, the author drills down to the Source of true peace and satisfaction in this life.

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comebacks: how to get back up after life knocks you down

For those of us who have blown it or would like a "re-do," comebacks are high on the agenda. There's no shortage of things in this world that can "rock our boat" or "upset our applecart." Natural disasters, human crazies, financial perils, messed-up childhoods--any or all of these can put us down-- and keep us there, if we let them. There's good news though. Getting knocked down isn't getting knocked out. Whether it's a sucker punch or a shot from your blind side that dropped you to the ground, you can make a personal comeback.

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REGRETS, REALITY, REStoRATION

Regrets: whose life is not plagued by at least a few of these nagging leftovers from the past? The things we regret doing--or not doing, as the case may be--can wear us down, reshaping our lives and our sense of self, in the process. Left unattended, regrets erode our self-esteem, our willingness to press on, even our ability to think clearly.

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How to know what's right and do it!

This booklet explores the foundation of sound decisions and offers a four-step process to guide your decision-making.

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MANAGING YOUR MONEY

Are you struggling to manage your money? Feel like your finances are spinning out of control? Does the subject of money launch you into stress, shame or even denial? If so, you are not alone. This booklet was written by someone who has struggled first-hand with financial failure and explores the emotional component of money problems and provides practical money management tools to help you gain clarity and hope for your financial future.

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SETTING PRIORITIES

Caught in a time trap with too much to do and too little time? Feel like you’re being pulled in a thousand different directions? Then this booklet is for you! It’s packed with practical suggestions for getting your priorities in order. The author’s light-hearted approach is easy to read and offers great insight into managing your life from inside out! Best of all, you’ll find out that you’re #1 on someone’s list of priorities!