A Letter to My Eventual Daughter in Law

A Letter to My Eventual Daughter in Law

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If you missed last week, when I shared a letter to my eventual son in law, you may want to go back and have a look at that letter to give you an idea of why I’m bothering to write these letters in the first place. To sum it up: I have hopes and dreams for my kids and I want the person each of them ends up marrying to know a little about what my expectations are. Even though I only have about 11 years of marriage under my belt and a little less than five as a parent, I want to capture my thoughts now and share the wisdom I can offer today because I know at least a few of you reading this right now are about to “give away” your son or daughter and could sure use some input.

You’ll probably notice a lot of similarity in the two letters – that is intentional. I want my kids to know my expectations are high for both of them and similar for both of them. The letter to my eventual son-in-law was tough. I’d bet you this one won’t be any easier. Here we go…

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What to Do When You and Your Spouse Don’t Agree About Money

What to Do When You and Your Spouse Don’t Agree About Money

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Hello everyone! This is Sonja Sarr again, from Practical Stewardship thankful to be guest posting here on Stacy’s blog.

A few years ago it was apparent that it was time for the Sarrs to get a new-to-us family car. We bought our little white 1994 Toyota Tercel for $5000 cash in 1999 when we got married. We paid cash $4950 for our used Volkswagon Passat Wagon in 2006. By the time 2009 rolled around we had our third child. Before having our little guy, I made sure three car seats would fit in the back seat. We made it work, but it was anything but ideal.

What Do You Do When You and Your Spouse Don’t Agree About Money?

Thrifty Thinking

By the time 2010 rolled around the car was falling apart little piece by little piece. We weren’t really excited about all of the little plastic parts disintegrating: the head rest, the glove box (several times-we ended up holding it in place with part of a plastic coat hanger), the locks, side mirrors, and just about anything else on the car’s interior that was made of plastic. To make it even more interesting, Jonathan (also affectionately known as JSarr) was virtually certain the engine was built around the alternator. Very strange. It was really strange, actually. It was time to get a new-to-us car.

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A Letter to My Eventual Son in Law

A Letter to My Eventual Son in Law

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Several months ago I wrote a letter to my past self, looking back at some lessons the past ten years have taught me.  In that same theme, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the future and wanting to pen a letter or two to my future self.  However, I think it may be more important to write some other letters first.

I daily pray for my children, their development (physically and spiritually) and wonder what they will grow to become.  I do my best to teach and train them, but I also recognize I don’t only want to have hopes and dreams for my own children, but for yours.  I don’t want to limit my prayers to what my daughter will grow to become – I also want to start asking for her family to be blessed.  Maybe I’m waxing a bit too poetic by doing this, but I’m going to spend this week on a letter to Annie’s future husband – wherever and whoever he may be.  Next week, I’ll do the same for Andy’s eventual wife.  If you’re a parent, I hope this letter will encourage you.  But I also hope it will challenge us all to begin seeking the best for our children, recognizing we’re not just raising them for an individual benefit, but as the future leaders of the world.  They are our legacy.  So here goes…

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10 Things Women Should Stop Worrying About…Because Men Just Don’t Care

10 Things Women Should Stop Worrying About…Because Men Just Don’t Care

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Today I’m writing to all the married women out there. As a man, a father and a husband, I can tell you there are a lot of things I see women worrying themselves with that men truly couldn’t care less about. So if you are a busy wife or mom, PLEASE READ THIS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT – it may just save you several hours of your life each week. Let me also offer this disclaimer before I share my list because I’m sure otherwise I’ll get plenty of hate mail and nasty comments disagreeing with me. This list is based on MY experience and MY observations only.

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Teaching Your Kids About Money

Teaching Your Kids About Money

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If you’ve not already figured it out, everyone out there is teaching your kids about money, or at least trying for all they’re worth.  Think about it…TV commercials scream about how your kids “need” to spend money on the latest toy or gadget.  Movies (even those supposed kid-friendly ones) portray that money buys happiness and fame. Popular music teaches valuable life lessons such as, “I ain’t coming out for less than a 100 thou” (Nicki Manaj) or, “grab that cash with both hands and make a stash” (Pink Floyd).  Wow, what enrichment your children can gain from popular culture…and they will, if you don’t teach them any differently.

Allow me to contrast the world’s approach with a few things God’s Word teaches about money:Continue reading


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