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Creating a Happy Home: Charlotte Evans Russell

September 26, 2019

Cover Story Meet Charlotte Evans Russell- a pastor’s wife, stepmom and social media sensation. With more than 60,000 followers on Instagram alone, Russell has gained a notable platform in the home decoration community, but instead of just sharing ideas on how to make your home more inviting, Russell encourages her followers to grow in their …

June Weddings Bring Estate Planning “To Do” Lists

May 24, 2019

Legal Matters Congratulations to all who are tying the knot this month! After the honeymoon, you need to put estate planning on the top of your “To Do” list. One of the best investments for cash wedding presents is a complete estate plan. Many newlyweds do not yet have wills, powers of attorney, or healthcare …

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The Secret Is Out!

February 23, 2019

Yellowleaf Creek Grist Mill The Yellowleaf Creek Grist Mill in Clanton, Alabama was built in 1850 and has now been totally restored to its original rustic beauty. It’s ready to welcome you with its Southern charm. The venue was chosen by “The Knot” as winner of “The Best of  Weddings, 2019.” We invite you to …

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Seeking to Improve Your Love Life? Consider the S-3 Concept

January 26, 2019

Special Feature Someone once asked me if I was a “relationship expert.” When the group I was with stopped laughing, I had to explain that, no, I am far from being an expert in pretty much anything. They then followed up with “then why are you teaching at this marriage conference?” This very fun back …

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Connecting Your Child to God’s Word

December 26, 2018

Parenting Points In the book of Deuteronomy, Moses gives the people of Israel a picture of passing their faith down to the next generation. He encourages the people that “these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when …

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Why Can’t I Ever Seem to Get All My Ducks in a Row?

December 26, 2018

Education Extra Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies, www.whiteplume.com Learning to “Cope with Life” and the things that life throws at us, has been a major source of stress in a person’s life since the beginning of time. The funny thing is…God created our brains to deal with multiple tasks and problems at very …

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The Best Time to Get Help Is Now: STEPS Proactive Parenting

October 25, 2018

Parenting Points Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies, www.whiteplume.com  If your son or daughter is experimenting with alcohol or drugs, it’s time for you to do something about it. Now! With teenage substance abuse, where there’s smoke, there’s often fire.    Almost all the emphasis on addiction treatment has traditionally been on recovery. In …

Keys to Successful Marriage Therapy

October 27, 2017

Healthy Living Why do some couples benefit from marriage therapy while other couples do not? My work has led me to the following conclusions. The most important factor is a faith-based foundation of the marriage. I have tried to provide therapy to spouses who were not devoted to God; the results were not good. Here’s why: A …

5 Steps to Handling Finances When Your Spouse Has Died

June 27, 2017

Money Matters Losing a spouse is a stressful transition, and the added pressure of having to settle the estate and organize finances can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make dealing with these matters less difficult. Notify others. When your spouse dies, your first step should be to contact anyone who …

Money Matters: Vision Financial

February 24, 2017

Investing as a Couple: Getting to Yes In a perfect world, both halves of a couple share the same investment goals and agree on the best way to try to reach them. It doesn’t always work that way; disagreements about money are often a source of friction between couples. How can you bridge that gap? …