Category Archives: Simplisist families

Why Commend Others?

A parent helping the child learn to ride a bike

Encouragement make people try to do more

Why Commendation Matters

MANY people feel that their efforts go unnoticed by others. For example, workers often feel unappreciated by their employers. Many married people believe that their mate takes them for granted. And some children think that they can never meet the expectations of their parents. Surely, such feelings could be alleviated if we were all willing to commend one another from time to time. Continue reading

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How to Say No TO YOUR CHILD

Saying no may hurt but it it is beneficial

A parent saying no

The Challenge

Your child simply will not take no for an answer. Whenever you say the word, his/her unruly response tests your patience to the limit. Nothing you do or say calms him, and eventually you feel that you have no choice but to give in. Once again, your resolute no turns into an exasperated, reluctant yes. Continue reading

why be honest?

a handshake

honesty brings trust and success

Honesty Brings True Success

EARNING income is a necessary part of life. We have a responsibility before God to provide for ourselves and our families.

But what if obtaining money and the things it can buy becomes more than just a means of sustaining life? What if it becomes your purpose in life? Those whose primary objective is to gain wealth find it easier to resort to dishonesty to get it. They may not realize until it is too late that dishonesty robs them of true success. Furthermore, as the Bible says, the love of money causes many pains. Continue reading

The Simplists Learns from Fish Schooling

Picture of a group of fish

Fish Schooling

Fish Schooling

Car accidents kill more than one million people and injure approximately 50 million each year. Yet, millions of fish can swim together in a school with virtually no collisions. How do fish do it, and what can they teach us about how to reduce car crashes? Continue reading

SUICIDE (When You Feel Like Giving Up on Life)

Graphic of A depressed man

Depression may lead to suicide thoughts

EACH year tens of thousands of people in the United States alone attempt suicide. Why are many in such a state of despair. The Bible explains that we live in “critical times hard to deal with.” People feel the pressures of life with great intensity. (2 Timothy 3:1; Ecclesiastes 7:7) When a person is overwhelmed by life’s anxieties, he may contemplate suicide as a means to escape pain.

myth: talking to a person about suicide will increase the chances of him actually trying to attempt suicide.

fact: talking objectively about suicide to a depressed person will increase the chances of him seeing a value in living.

But what can you do if you have had such thoughts of ending it? you need to realize that: Continue reading

How to Apologize

a couple putting out fire

An apology can extinguish the flames of conflict

The simplist seeks to maintain peace with others and this brings him joy. But unfortunately he is not perfect, I must admit I quit have an outburst on certain occasions with my family members and others.  Yet what can we do if such occasions arise and we have said things we did not intend to say? Let us look at the problem and practical suggestions that will help us. The following post talks about married ones but is not exclusive, so single people can still benefit from its councils in their daily dealings with others. The principle that guides me is simple: ‘as long as it depends on you, be peaceable with all men’. Consider: Continue reading

Simplist Families, How to Control Spending

A couple planning a budget

A couple planning a budget

Your bank statements and bills show that your money is slipping away like sand that slips through your fingers. You have been married for only a short time, and your spending is out of control. Is your spouse to blame? Not so fast! Think as a team, and consider some factors that may have caused both of you to get into this predicament. Continue reading