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Is family the 'end' and everything else the 'means'?

Is family the 'end' and everything else the 'means'?

We frequently mistake plans for goals. We go after things but don’t ask ourselves why we want those things or what they will lead to. We frequently mistake the means for the ends, and the result can be emptiness and frustration.


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Is family the 'end' and everything else the 'means'?
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Is family the 'end' and everything else the 'means'?

When our children were small and we were trying to teach them how to set simple goals, it was hard at first for them to ... » Read More
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How you and your spouse can conquer conflicts over friends
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How you and your spouse can conquer conflicts over friends

In a marriage, it can be hard to manage your romantic relationship and your friendships. In fact, sometimes your partner may not get along with ... » Read More
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Political ideologies affect family stability on county level, study finds
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Political ideologies affect family stability on county level, study finds

New research published by Family Studies from family social scientists Brad Wilcox and Nicholas Zill on how partisan ideology impacts family stability concludes that a... » Read More
Posted: sep. 03, 2015 3:09 a.m. | Political ideologies affect family stability on county level, study finds Comments 0 Comments
30 books to read to or with your child before they grow up
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30 books to read to or with your child before they grow up

Reading to your kids for at least 20 minutes a day greatly increases your children's success in school by giving them a stronger aptitude ... » Read More
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This dynamic dance floor duo will have your entire family rolling
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This dynamic dance floor duo will have your entire family rolling

What started as a home video meant for one woman's fiancé (and a few Facebook friends) has become an internet sensation. Mom, Nikki Taylor ... » Read More
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5 surprising reasons why adult siblings should get along
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5 surprising reasons why adult siblings should get along

To have the happiest possible family life adult siblings need to get along. Here are a few reasons why these relationships are vitally important. » Read More
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This one weekly habit can save your marriage
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This one weekly habit can save your marriage

When life gets crazy, it can be hard take on a habit that could save your marriage. But in the long run, it's completely ... » Read More
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4 warning signs of suicide
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4 warning signs of suicide

If your teen wears a lot of dark clothing and identifies as Goth, he or she may be more at risk for depression or self-harm ... » Read More
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The healing power of pets: Research, experience speak to benefits of animal-assisted therapy
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The healing power of pets: Research, experience speak to benefits of animal-assisted therapy

Pets can decrease cholesterol levels, blood pressure and feelings of loneliness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But you don’t have ... » Read More
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4 Simple Alternatives for the Couple Not Ready for Counseling
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4 Simple Alternatives for the Couple Not Ready for Counseling

It’s normal to feel like your marriage or relationship needs some work. In fact, every relationship requires work. It’s also common and OK ... » Read More
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4 ways to focus on reality, in a virtual world
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4 ways to focus on reality, in a virtual world

Our everyday lives are far different today than they were even 10 years ago. Now, much of our lives are spent online. Paying bills, searching ... » Read More
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An open letter to a run-away daughter to negotiate the terms of her returning home
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An open letter to a run-away daughter to negotiate the terms of her returning home

To a daughter who took off for Wyoming: » Read More
Posted: sep. 02, 2015 11:19 p.m. | An open letter to a run-away daughter to negotiate the terms of her returning home Comments 0 Comments
How to lose weight on your daily commute
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How to lose weight on your daily commute

The Wall Street Journal has some encouraging news for those of us who use public transportation to get to work (or to McDonald's). » Read More
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Bringing daddy style to parenting
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Bringing daddy style to parenting

Dads are definitely a different breed than moms. When my first daughter was born, I spent a lot of time trying to reshape my husband ... » Read More
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Why there is nothing wrong with making your husband a darn sandwich
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Why there is nothing wrong with making your husband a darn sandwich

When did it become wrong to show kindness to your husband? » Read More
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12 things women say vs. what they actually mean
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12 things women say vs. what they actually mean

The truth is, women are complicated. We play games, give hints and say just about anything other than what we really mean. Everything seems to ... » Read More
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The perfect recipe for keeping your marriage delicious
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The perfect recipe for keeping your marriage delicious

The more you think about it, the more love and cake have in common. Love is an universal emotion, sort of like how everyone loves ... » Read More
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Tired of pouring orange juice on your cereal? Here’s what you need to know about infant sleep patter
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Tired of pouring orange juice on your cereal? Here’s what you need to know about infant sleep patter

At first, your newborn baby is most likely not going to sleep through the night. On average, infants sleep about 17 hours a day. This ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 01, 2015 7:49 a.m. | Tired of pouring orange juice on your cereal? Here’s what you need to know about infant sleep patter Comments 0 Comments
Baby boomers are not selling off homes, but impacting economy in other ways
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Baby boomers are not selling off homes, but impacting economy in other ways

Baby boomers are not leaving the homes they own to settle into apartments, as housing economists had predicted. » Read More
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Why mommy shaming is a thing
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Why mommy shaming is a thing

Lately it seems there are more and more stories about how moms (and dads) need to support each other instead of criticizing and pointing out ... » Read More
Posted: sep. 01, 2015 7:39 a.m. | Why mommy shaming is a thing Comments 0 Comments
Are you your soul mate?
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Are you your soul mate?

We spend most of our lives searching for our one true soul mate. The one person that completes us, understands us and is accepting of ... » Read More
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After having a baby, dad's brain changes too
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After having a baby, dad's brain changes too

Men's brains rewire when they become fathers, according to research from the University of Denver published in the journal Social Neuroscience. » Read More
Posted: sep. 01, 2015 7:29 a.m. | After having a baby, dad's brain changes too Comments 0 Comments
Ask Angela: My boyfriend won't tell me he loves me
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Ask Angela: My boyfriend won't tell me he loves me

Dear Angela, » Read More
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4 tools that use money to motivate weight loss
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4 tools that use money to motivate weight loss

A group photo was posted by a friend to my Facebook wall. I was mortified and barely recognized myself. Several weeks later I was asked ... » Read More
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The best way to find your soulmate
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The best way to find your soulmate

A few years ago, many of my co-workers were young college students. We worked long, 12-hour graveyard shifts together. We had a lot of opportunities ... » Read More
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Oakmont fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research
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Oakmont fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research

More than 25 people enjoyed an afternoon of fun Sunday at an Alzheimer's awareness rally held at the Oakmont of Santa Clarita, a new ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 31, 2015 5:58 p.m. | Updated: sep. 01, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Oakmont fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research Comments 0 Comments
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Restaurant owner dances for senior center

Homayoun Daryani knows a thing or two about how to run a restaurant, but not much about dancing, he admits. » Read More
Posted: aug. 31, 2015 6:03 p.m. | Updated: sep. 01, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Restaurant owner dances for senior center Comments 0 Comments
Are you pessimistic about marriage success?
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Are you pessimistic about marriage success?

Why do so many marriages end in divorce? Could our attitudes and views have something to do with the success or failure of our own ... » Read More
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4 reasons why marrying for someone's good looks is a really bad idea
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4 reasons why marrying for someone's good looks is a really bad idea

We all know that marrying someone for their looks is not the best idea. But why? Being attracted to someone is important in a relationship ... » Read More
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For Christians, it’s not always easy to deal with infidelity
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For Christians, it’s not always easy to deal with infidelity

Ashley Madison, a social network designed for people looking to have affairs, dominated the news last week, as hackers released a database of more than ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 31, 2015 7:29 a.m. | For Christians, it’s not always easy to deal with infidelity Comments 0 Comments
 

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