Study Proves Moms Work Harder


For all you moms who are convinced you work harder and longer than most other people, it’s finally been confirmed.

You actually do.

A survey sponsored by Welch’s noted that mothers work an average of 14 hours a day for a 98-hour work week. The survey included 2,000 moms with children in elementary school.

Remember, that’s without monetary compensation. Of course, moms know they get paid with something better than money: love, appreciation, hugs, kisses, and most important of all, the knowledge that they’re shaping the next generation.

Still, the equivalent of 2.5 full-time jobs? Yikes!

This just proves what most moms have known all along: they are priceless!

However, just for the fun of it, use this link to calculate your (or your mother’s) salary. Then thank her and wish her a happy Mother’s Day!

Moms Salary Wizard


Fatherhood: How Much Time Do You Have?

As we prepare to celebrate Father’s Day, I offer this video in honor of fathers everywhere.

If you are a father, how would you answer the question in this video:

How much time do you have?




What’s It Like Being a Dad?

What’s it like being a dad?

Check out this Skit Guys Fatherhood video for the answer!

Happy Father’s Day!

Is Marriage in Decline?

Aah, June…the most popular month for weddings. The month when many who have found the one they love vow to remain together “till death do us part.”MarriageHowever, according to Demographic Intelligence, fewer people in the United States are getting married. Their latest report indicates the marriage rate is less than seven marriages per 1,000 people.

So has cohabitation replaced marriage or are people merely waiting longer before tying the knot? And what about divorce rates?

For years, we’ve heard divorce rates have been increasing. That was true for more than twenty years. But a study from the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University notes that, while the American divorce rate continued to increase for two decades beginning in the 1960s, it has declined since hitting a high in the early 1980s.

We’ve also heard the prevailing consensus that divorce rates are similar among Christians and non-Christians. But that’s not true, either. The reality is that divorce rates among committed Christians is significantly lower than the general population—a rate of up to 35% lower than those who don’t identify as active Christians.

Still, Christians are vulnerable to attitudes and actions that work against healthy marriages. Even if we don’t realize it, we are susceptible to selfish, me-first perspectives. We may buy into the idea that marriage is a 50-50 proposition. Or we use phrases such as “a husband and wife should meet each other halfway.”

But marriage is not a 50-50 proposition. A successful marriage requires both people to give 100%. And there are times when one or the other will have to give more than 100%…or more. To love sacrificially even if the other person fails to appreciate at times or even notice.

Marriage is work, it’s true. But it’s more than a physical relationship. It’s a picture of the relationship between Christ and His Church.

Our culture would like us to believe marriage is in decline.

Don’t believe it.

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