When we talk with people about theirMoney Personalities, someone always asks us how they happened to get them.

Are they born with them? Is it how they were raised? The answer is yes and not really.

We see example after example that verifies your twoMoney Personalitiesare part of your DNA in other...

Aside from retirement, sending your kids to college is probably the largest expense that you will experience. Even the politicians are saying, “College is not affordable. Student loan debt is out of control.” We think every parent worries about this. But, is it even worth saving and if so, how do...


Through two brief moments of silence,Michael Reagan, son of the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan and his first wife Jane Wyman, powerfully expressed both the need to be forgiven and to forgive as he opened his heart to Liberty University students in Convocation on Wednesday.

After sharing his...


Do you ever get uneasy—or even afraid—when you’re close to achieving something big in your life? I do. In our recent relaunch ofPlatform University, for instance, we started with fewer responses than I anticipated.

I began estimating the results for the entire campaign based on those early results...


It’s rare to find a well-known media personality who openly discusses abstinence, which is why “Inside Edition” correspondent Megan Alexander’s candid approach to the topic has captured headlines over the years.

Alexander, who’s out witha new bookthis week titled, “Faith in the Spotlight: Thriving...


This morning I googled “hope,”looking for the perfect image to accompany this post.Instead, I found myriad counterfeit hope-bearers – everything from pictures of stone angels to psychological diagrams to the well-intended“trust yourself” types of inspo statements that are so ubiquitous today,...


In working with family-owned businesses for several years now, I’ve seen one pattern of relating that consistently doesn’t work over the long term. In many families there is a mantra that dictates the family members’ behavior, and that can carry over to the business as well. It is: “Now let’s all...

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Fair may not feel equal

By Hal Runkel, Posted September 20th 2016


Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.
(H. Jackson Brown Jr.)

The term “fair” has been thrown around so much (particularly by children) I think we’ve lost sight of what it really means. To exude fairness is to be without bias or dishonesty, and to be...


Let’s face it. We’re all guilty of saying things to our kids that we’d give anything to take back. And worse, many of us have yelled nasty things too. So is there anything we can do to make up for hurting our kids this way? Yes. Let’s take a look at how to make amends.

Own the Guilt. One of the...

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The Greatest Enemy of Every Marriage

By Mark Merrill, Posted September 19th 2016


What is the opposite of Love? If you saidHate, well, I hate to disagree with you, butI’m convinced that the opposite of love is reallyselfishness. And in marriage, selfishness often makes you the worst threat to your marriage.

Consider these truths about selfishness:

  • When selfishness has a seat at...