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3 One Liners That Make a Huge Difference in Our Marriage

By Ted Lowe
by Ted Lowe When I ask people what it takes to have a great marriage, they mostly say one of two things: hard work or good communication. The problem with hard work is that most people work hard at work, and when they get home, they don't want to work anymore. Plus, many people don't know how to work on their marriage, or they think working on their marriage means good communication. The problem with good communication is that there is typically a spouse who likes to talk ...
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Want More Online Viewers? Make It Shorter

By Phil Cooke
Video Length Matters in an Digital World I've been teaching for a long time that too many churches and religious organizations are making a huge mistake by onlyposting full length sermons and teachings on either their website or podcasts. Certainly it's fine (and a good idea) to archive your live stream, media programming, and other content in full online. However, when it comes to peopleactually viewing it, it's an"ergonomic"; thing. People will obviously watch full length TV programs, ...
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Is Online TV Killing Traditional TV?

By Phil Cooke
Let's Find Out the Facts There are so many inaccurate reports on the "death of traditional TV"; out there. There's no question that millions are moving online, but it's really a question ofplatformsmore thancontent. In other words, programming created for traditional broadcast TV as well as movies are still the primary content being watched by most consumers. But now, people arewatching it on multiple platforms. For creative producers and filmmakers, it's important to know the facts about ...
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Don't Confuse Making Your Point With Venting Your Frustration

By Phil Cooke
Have you ever been in a "discussion"; (or argument) with someone who just wouldn't let it die? They make their point, but can't seem to let it go? In those cases, more does not mean better. In fact, the more they argue, the more they undermine what they're trying to accomplish. So if you're one of those people, here's something to remember: From discussions to outright debates, know when you've made your point. If you keep lecturing or arguing, at that point you're ...
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The Theatrical Musical about Assisted Suicide

By Phil Cooke
A Lesson on Impacting Culture through Entertainment One of the reasons the Christian community continues to be marginalized in the culture is that we're not engaging well in the area of arts and entertainment. We prefer to hold debates, apologetics conferences, create media for Christians, and other in-house projects that may be good, but only reach a small minority of people. Meanwhile,secular prime time TV, feature films, Broadway shows, and other projects too often ridicule or ...
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The Best Thing for Your Kids is for You to Leave

By Ted Lowe
by Ted Lowe The best thing foryour kids is for you to leave . . . for the night . . . with your spouse. We all love our kids and want what's best for them. We sign them up for activities and sports, which is good. We want them to have time with friends, which is good. We want them to make good grades, so they will get into a good college, so they will get a good job, so they___________________________, which is good. We all want to fill in that blank with good things. But if we ...
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3 Reasons Not To Be Homeowners Before Marriage

By The Money Couple
More and more young couples are buying a house together before saying 'I do.' Save yourself a lot of heartache by avoiding the new trend of millennial couples who are buying homes together before they're married. A recent study by Coldwell Banker found that "about one in four married couples younger than 35 bought their first home together before they actually tied the knot."; Although more and more couples are making this enormous financial commitment, how smart is it ...
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Are My Money Personalities From My Parents?

By The Money Couple
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 words, God hardwired them in to you.Of course, there is no actualMoney Personalitygene currently identified, but the way you think about money seems to be programmed in right from the ...
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IF:Gathering 2017 + Free Print Download

By Jennie Allen
IF:Gathering was a taste of heaven, maybe more than any other I've experienced... countless people around the world encountered Jesus and His Word through the live stream. God willing, people around the worldare more in love with Him and more clear of their sacred and urgent purpose here.Tell me you tasted it out in your places?The standing ovation for Tasha as my warrior friend cried feeling the friendship and support of all of you around the world? The Holy Spirit is using her ...
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3 Saving Strategies To Get Your Kid Out of The House And In College

By The Money Couple
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 you do it? Since 1995, the average tuition of private universities has jumped 179%, out-of-state universities have gone up by 226%, and public in-state ...

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