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By Ty Salvant The way in which we discuss with our children the current protests fueled by the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis and events leading up to them will have a large impact on where they choose to focus and what they will pray for in the end.
By Ty Salvant How well do you love your neighbor? Are you willing to miss an important event for the good of others? For the past 8 years, our family has been enjoying Endymion with a friend who lives near the parade route. If you haven’t experienced a parade from that vantage point, it should […]
By Ty Salvant Our thoughts, words and actions hurt or help those around us, whether or not we are in close relationship with them. One day when running errands, I had extra time on my hands and had an amazing experience. I passed up a close parking spot so the car behind me could get […]
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 […]