The Latest from Highlands

All the newest blog posts from the Highlands community of writers can be found right here. We hope they are a help to you as you seek to live faithfully.

  • Is Your Communication Style Killing Your Marriage?


    Identifying Marital Communication Problems I’ve been reading a lot recently from the writings of Malcolm Gladwell, whose books I have found fascinating and I highly recommend them to you. In his book Blink, as part of a larger discussion of how we know what we know seemingly instinctively, he wrote about a psychologist who studied the communication styles of married couples. He placed them in a room and asked them to talk for thirty minutes about any topic that had caused them tension as a couple. He videotaped and analyzed the interaction repeatedly looking for a large number of specific,. . .
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  • Teaching Your Kids About Money

    Young girl with handful of money.

    Our kids need to learn how to manage money wisely: saving, spending, being responsible with digital money, tithing, stewardship, and being a cheerful giver. What about allowances? How do you deal with entitlement issues? Should the teaching approach be different with boys and girls? What about debt? We need to very intentionally teach our kids about money. Steve and Kara talk about all these things and more in this episode of HomeWise.

  • Seeing God in All Things


    Enjoying God’s Gifts God has given us good things in the world and not only for their base use. Food is a gift that serves our needs far more than for basic survival. We have food in all its varieties, colors, and flavors to see that God is good and gives us good things. The sun does many things for us, but to only see the thing in the sky that provides light is to only see the sun. The sun is bright, large, and powerful, for us to see the majesty and glory of the Triune God. God gives us. . .
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  • Don’t Let Food Rule Your Household!

    Woman in apron, preparing healthy meal.

    How can you keep food from becoming a battleground in your home? How do we responsibly care for our bodies, while keeping food from becoming overly important in our households? How can you deal with children who are picky eaters? How can you make big dietary changes when you have kids in the household? What about doing hospitality when so many people have food sensitivities? Can the relationship to food in your home set your daughters up for eating disorders? There is a tendency in our culture to turn food and diet into an idol. Healthy food can become an. . .
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