The “Love Changes It All” Blog

A weekly radio feature and blog focusing on issues that impact families.  Use as a discussion starter each week with your family.

A Simple Tip to Boost Student Achievement

Teens today are more anxious than ever before.  The world's stressors are great, communication is constant, and it all can get overwhelming very quickly.  All too often, I see parents with the best intentions add to this stress and the pressure can break even the...

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The Words of Rachel Joy Scott

As we reflect on the devistation caused by the recent school shootings across America, there is no doubt that change needs to happen.  While it's easy to point out what others might do to help solve the problem, we must also ask the question what you can do to be part...

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National School Walkout Day

  Today, many students across America will leave their classrooms at 10 am to demand change when it comes to guns and school safety.  In talking with educators, parents, and community members about National School Walkout Day, some believe this demonstration will do...

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The Power of Forgiveness

Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping it kills the other person.  Harboring negative thoughts only harms the person holding onto them.  When you think of forgiveness in this way, you can quickly understand why it's one of the most powerful gifts you can...

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How to Prevent School Shootings

Last Wednesday, upon returning from a day of speaking in Missouri, I got off the plane and was met with the news of yet another school shooting.  I quickly learned that an expelled student had claimed the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...

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Investing When Others Run Away

If you want to freak out an enemy in your life, follow today's tip.  Whether it's someone that you are consistently at odds with or simply someone who posts a rude comment on social media, showing kindness and making an investment in someone when conflict brews will...

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Viewing Disagreements as Opportunities

Recently I had to work through a challenging disagreement with a friend.  To be honest, I didn't know how it was going to go.  It was one of those conversations that you dread, but know needs to happen.  While I knew that things could go south really quickly, I made...

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Meet Madelyn, A Student Peace Ambassador

Each week I drop some nuggets of wisdom challenging you to love well.  This week, I've invited my friend Madelyn Johnson, a student who is currently traveling the country, promoting peace and showing love in many places.  I met Madelyn a few years back, while speaking...

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Leaving a Legacy

Yesterday I attended a funeral for a retired police officer and military veteran who passed away suddenly.  Standing in Texas cemetary with the cold wind blowing across my face, time seemed to slow down as I listened to the words of the chaplain who was officiating. ...

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Parenting Lessons from Wal Mart

I have to admit that when I first started in the social work field, I would occasionally visit Wal Mart to gather illustrations on parenting.  The people were always there and the demonstrations never disappointed.  Before you call me creepy, recognize that you do...

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