Teaching Your Kids How to Have Hard Conversations | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Teaching Your Kids How to Have Hard Conversations | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Aug 10, 2017

 By: Mark Merrill If we want our kids to become stable, healthy, well-adjusted adults, we need to do a good job when they are young of teaching them to have hard conversations.  It’s hard enough for spouses to do this, so our kids need our help before they leave the nest. The advent of social media and mobile devices has made communication easier but has also...

Three Ways You’re Teaching the Golden Rule Wrong | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Three Ways You’re Teaching the Golden Rule Wrong | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Aug 3, 2017

By:Mark Merrill Everyone has heard the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It’s one of those basic rules that parents tell their kids to follow. But we may be showing our kids something different. Here are three ways that we sometimes misinterpret or misapply the cherished Golden Rule: 1. Do unto others so they will do something...

6 Steps to Control Your Crazy Busy Life | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

6 Steps to Control Your Crazy Busy Life | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Jul 27, 2017

By: Mark Merrill In so many meetings and on phone calls I’ve had recently, I’ll ask the other person, “So, how you doing?” Most of the time I get a similar answer, something like, “Doin’ fine, just crazy busy!” Now some people are stretched to the max through no fault of their own—maybe they are a single parent, or their spouse is sick or some other challenge...

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Talking with Your Teens and Young Adults | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Talking with Your Teens and Young Adults | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Jul 20, 2017

By: Mark Merrill Communication is fairly easy with young kids. You have the power and authority to pretty much run the show. Sure, you try to be patient, to hear younger kids out, but when it’s time to direct traffic, get things done or lay down the law, it’s not that complicated. Then, they become teens and things change. When you’re trying to relate and talk...

5 Common Mistakes Men Make in Marriage | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

5 Common Mistakes Men Make in Marriage | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Jul 13, 2017

By: Mark Merrill   Guys, mistakes are, by definition, unintentional. More often than not, we aren’t thoughtless; we just don’t think like our wives want or need us to think. Here are 5 common mistakes men make in marriage and what can be done about it. 1. Don’t think of the needs of their wife. You schedule a date night with your wife. Good job! However,...

The Secret to Being Content in Any Situation | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

The Secret to Being Content in Any Situation | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Jul 6, 2017

By: Mark Merrill Are you content or dissatisfied? Content or anxious? Content or unfulfilled? Ads, movies and social media preach daily that we don’t quite have enough, we deserve more, or there’s something better out there. Let’s face it: Contentment is elusive for many. As I’ve struggled through the pain and suffering associated with back herniated disc...