Eight Strategies to Strengthen Your Marriage

Recently, our community experienced the outer bands of Hurricane Irma. Though we didn’t suffer a direct hit, as expected, we spent the days before the storm preparing for the winds and rain that were threatening our homes and families. I began to wonder, “Do we spend the same amount of intentional energy on protecting and […]

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When Storms Hit Hard

Last month, South Florida experienced the effects of what many expected would be a devastating hurricane. As we prepared for a direct hit from a category 4 or 5 storm, schools and businesses closed so we could prepare for the wind and potentially flooding rain. Prayers were lifted for the storm to move and spare […]

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The State of the Union

The number of people getting married in the United States is decreasing. According to W. Bradford Wilcox of the National Marriage Project, marriage rates have declined over 50 percent in the last 45 years. Additionally, the divorce rate in America is nearly twice what it was in 1960. For a variety of reasons, Americans are […]

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Sunrise Police Build Trust in the Community

Communities across the nation are struggling with fractured relationships between police departments and the communities they are charged with protecting. While the potential for conflict between police and community members is always present, building and maintaining trust between the public and police is essential for the health of a democratic society. One local police department […]

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Critical Skills Needed for a Changing Workforce

It is becoming clear that the skills needed for the 21 Century workforce are different than those that promoted success in the previous century. A recent study by PEW Research found that 55 percent of graduates from four-year colleges say that their education was “very useful in helping them prepare for a job or career.” […]

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Finding Purpose through Trial

Each of us have found ourselves in seasons where we wonder, “Why me, God?” For some, it is a financial crisis. For others, it is abuse or addiction. Others find that their relationship is shattered or unraveling. When faced with a trial, how will we respond? Jose Flores offers us an inspiring model of how […]

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Difference Makers: Florida Guardian Ad Litems

  While the horrors of child abuse and neglect are all too common in South Florida, one organization utilizes caring and committed volunteers to stand in the gap for God’s children. A Guardian ad Litem is a volunteer appointed by the court to be a voice for abused, abandoned and neglected children and make independent recommendations […]

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Difference Makers:  Florida Guardian Ad Litems 

While the horrors of child abuse and neglect are all too common in South Florida, one organization utilizes caring and committed volunteers to stand in the gap for God’s children. A Guardian ad Litem is a volunteer appointed by the court to be a voice for abused, abandoned and neglected children and make independent recommendations to […]

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Women of Influence: Running the Race Marked Out For You

Most of us aspire toward a life of meaning, purpose and contribution. Heroic acts of compassion by people such as Mother Theresa and Dorothy Day invite our spirits to rise up a notch. Great competitive athletes and performers inspire us to pack stadiums, arenas and living rooms across the globe. Many of us even put […]

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