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What is Happening to Boys in America

             Modern boys are losing ground in several key areas, but education may be the most significant.  For the first time in our Nation’s history, boys have less education than their fathers.[i] The education pendulum has swung so radically in one direction that women are surpassing men in every aspect of education.  Girls are outshining boys in academic performance, SAT scores, and in participation in debate clubs, student council, and other extracurricular activities.  Meanwhile, boys are leading the way in drop-out rates,

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Christlike Discipline, Part 1

Doctrinally, most of us understand the charge to become like Christ.  After all is said and done, that quest should be paramount in our lives.  When Jesus visited the Nephites, he asked then, “What manner of me ought ye to be?  Verily I say unto you, even as I am” (3 Nephi 27:27).  This verse especially applies to our parenting.  What kind of parents should we be striving to be?  Even as Jesus Christ would parent!

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Wimp Free Parenting

Several years ago when I lived in the Dallas area, there was a sports show that aired during prime time.   The host, Randy Galloway, affectionately called the show “Wimp Free Sports Talk.”  It was a “no-holes-barred” type of program where the host commentated on the professional sports teams in the Dallas area, blasting players, coaches, and management for poor performances, unwise management decisions, and a plethora of other sports related topics.  Randy Galloway would really “call it like he saw it,” and he wasn’t afraid to go toe to toe with anyone.

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Meekness

Every married couple should be committed to growth in their marriage. It is not enough to treasure the good days and ignore the bad ones. We must be striving for constant improvement. One way for couples to enhance their marriages is to incorporate Christlike virtues into their relationship, such as kindness, charity, humility, and forgiveness. One Christlike attribute that can make a significant difference towards the joy and satisfaction in all marriages is often overlooked—that of meekness.

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