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By Ty Salvant How much time a day do you spend communicating with your spouse? Research shows that married couples on average spend less than 10 minutes a day in meaningful dialogue. That’s not to say that they aren’t talking to each other at all, but with work, family and life responsibilities, couples’ conversations […]
By Ty Salvant A few years ago, I read one downside to life in a large family was a lack of individual attention from parents. I could relate! Even as homeschoolers who spent a lot of time together, I couldn’t recall spending time with each child separately on a regular basis.
By Ty Salvant Disillusionment is a feeling of disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be. Disillusionment can be cyclical, occurring hourly, daily, weekly or monthly and can be brief or linger depending on our response to it.
By Ty Salvant Derrick and I have a laissez-faire approach to life, which has its ups and downs. With most things, sometimes we do, sometimes we don’t (fill in the blank). Usually, it leads to a less stressful life. However, it can also result in a lack of intentional traditions.
By Ty Salvant On Dec. 19, Derrick and I were blessed with the birth of our sixth child, Synclair Marie. She has been such a gift to our family. Upon meeting Synclair, well-meaning friends, acquaintances and family members ask, “Is she good?” Because I have asked that question before, I know what they mean.
By Ty Salvant “Joyfully waiting” has multiple meanings in our house this Advent. While the Salvants are anxiously awaiting the birth of Jesus, we are also awaiting the birth of our sixth child around Dec. 21.
By Ty Salvant Like many families, when our oldest was 3, we began looking at schools. We gathered information on early childhood programs and potential schools for children his age. When considering what was offered, I wasn’t drawn to any of the options for various reasons and eventually contemplated homeschooling. When I proposed the topic […]
By Ty Salvant On my confirmation retreat, the priest told us that there were other retreat opportunities in the church as a college student and an engaged couple. The seed was planted. Fast forward seven years, and our priest gave us the marriage prep options: a day, a weekend or six weekly meetings. I immediately […]