The ABCD’s of Parenting – Part 3

Children's Health, Parenting
This is the third part in a series excerpted from my book God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Teen. BLAMELESS LOVE The "B" of the "ABCD’s" of raising highly healthy children and nurturing highly healthy teens is "Blameless” or “Unconditional Love." Do you love your child blamelessly, unconditionally? Or is your love conditional, as in “I love you because of ... ” or “I love you if ... ”? (more…)
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Warning Signs of Quackery and Fraud – Part 2

Alternative Medicine, General Health
Here's Part 2 of an excerpt from my and Donal O'Mathuna's book, Alternative Medicine: The options, claims, evidence, how to choose wisely. You find the book here. Next week, I’ll post another five warning signs. 6. Are technical words used without a clear definition? “Energy” is one of those words. Claims that a therapy “boosts energy” can mean anything from the common idea that you feel better able to do things, to Eastern ideas of promoting the flow of chi or prana. Introducing ideas from quantum physics is usually not necessary if the product really works. Information sheets should clarify, not baffle with mind-boggling gobbledy-gook. (more…)
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The ABCD’s of Parenting – Part 2

General Health
This is the second part in a series excerpted from my book God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Teen. AFFIRMATION During the teen years, affirmation and approval are crucial. Your young man wants to know, Do I have what it takes? Am I becoming a man in your eyes? Your young woman wants to know, Am I lovely? Am I precious? Am I worthy of pursuit? You must be your child’s best cheerleader. Think about it: if you’re not cheering on your teen, who is? He or she needs your “way to go” and “I’m so proud of you” more than you know. Too many parents major on critique and forget to cheer. (more…)
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Warning Signs of Quackery and Fraud – Part 1

Alternative Medicine, General Health
Here's an excerpt from my and Donal O'Mathuna's book, Alternative Medicine: The options, claims, evidence, how to choose wisely. You find the book here. Each week, for the next 4 weeks, I'll post another five warning signs. So, when you suspect quackery or fraud, how do you know if your suspicions are right? What are some of the warning signs? When evaluating a medical claim, here's what to look for: (more…)
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The ABCD’s of Parenting – Part 1

Children's Health, Parenting
In my book, God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Teen, I wrote about the fact that highly healthy teens need four things from their parents to maintain their emotional health during their preteen and adolescent years. I call them the ABCD’s of parenting: A = Affirmation B = Blameless love C = Connectedness D = Discipline (more…)
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Spiritual Health and Rest – Interview #9 with Sammy Tippit

General Health
In August, 2010, I had an opportunity to sit down with my friend, evangelist Sammy Tippit, to do a series of short interviews for a devotional series designed for men who have attended one of his "Burning Bush" Conferences. This three-minute devotional, the last of the nine I did with Sammy is titled, Spiritual Health and Rest, and can be seen here. I hope it blesses you.
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Spiritual Health – Interview #8 with Sammy Tippit

General Health
In August, 2010, I had an opportunity to sit down with my friend, evangelist Sammy Tippit, to do a series of short interviews for a devotional series designed for men who have attended one of his "Burning Bush" Conferences. This three-minute devotional, the eighth of nine I did with Sammy is titled, Spiritual Health, and can be seen here. I hope it blesses you.
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Healthy Relationships (Part 2) – Interview #7 with Sammy Tippit

General Health
In August, 2010, I had an opportunity to sit down with my friend, evangelist Sammy Tippit, to do a series of short interviews for a devotional series designed for men who have attended one of his "Burning Bush" Conferences. This three-minute devotional, the seventh of nine I did with Sammy is titled, Healthy Relationships (Part 2), and can be seen here. I hope it blesses you.
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Larimore Family Newsletter – April 2013

General Health
Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update Publication Updates Sugar Fork: now in large print and as an audio book Article: Could Supplements Harm Me? The Shocking Truth. Broadcast Updates His Brain, Her Brain Broadcast on Focus on the Family Events of the Last Month Upcoming Events (more…)
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