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Learn How To Live Within Your Means To Achieve Sense Of Peace

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Q: My husband and I both work full-time. We're having problems making ends meet, so we're looking for better jobs. Meanwhile, we're trying to make a little extra here and there, but it's becoming exhausting. Do you have any suggestions?

Jim: It's a common statement: The money comes in; the money goes out. And for a lot of us, there's not much ...Read more

Look For Small Moments To Share With Your Kids

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Q: I've read that, as parents, we should "engage our children" to stay connected. As a dad, I really do want to make my kids a priority. But I just don't have time! What can I do?

Jim: I've heard many parents talk about how hard it is to find time to engage with their kids. I get that: Life is busy, and it's difficult to balance work, home and ...Read more

Instant Gratification Weakens Our Character

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Q: I've been out of college for four years, and I'm watching many of my peers getting everything they want -- good jobs, nice homes, world travel, etc. But they still seem unhappy, at least to me. Am I weird for wanting to take things slower?

Jim: We're surrounded by the danger signs of a world moving too fast. From microwaves to fast food, ...Read more

Taking Occasional Breaks Can Bring New Levels Of Fulfillment

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Q: I thrive on activity: career, parenting, church, volunteer work, hobbies, socializing, etc. A well-meaning friend suggested I get more rest, but that seems like a waste. I get bored if I'm not doing something. As long as I'm happy being busy, that's what counts, right?

Jim: Many busy people consider rest a waste of time. They see it as an ...Read more


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