Maintaining connections with other people is a major factor in optimal aging.  In this section, a number of contributors share their ideas and research on maintaining healthy relationships and establishing new ones. 


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What Makes Us a Community? by Ken Potts (January 13, 2019)

A small example…


Raising Kids by Ken Potts (January 6, 2019)

Tips for holding on and letting go…


How to Deal with Family During the Holidays by Ken Potts (December 23, 2018)

The holidays don't always live up to what we imagine them to be…


Raise Up a Child by Stu Johnson (December 20, 2018)

Learning from each other and God's Word…


Loneliness by Stu Johnson (April 17, 2018)

A problem that often increases with age…


The Word on Marriage by Stu Johnson (April 6, 2018)

Describing a successful marriage in one word…


Love, Marriage and Sex (2018) by James N. Watkins (February 9, 2018)

The latest update of Jim's annual list of articles and cartoons…


Humility by Stu Johnson (January 10, 2018)

Something to be proud of?…


A Necessary Conversation by Stu Johnson (December 14, 2017)

Straight talk about sex and marriage…


The Virtue of Kindness by Stu Johnson (November 15, 2017)

How is kindness faring today?…


8 Things Never to Say When Your Friend Hurts by Bill Nichols (December 1, 2016)

Do you know what to say when someone is in serious emotional and spiritual pain?…


Tell Her You Love Her by Rusty Wright (July 22, 2016)

A tribute to a rare jewel…


Friendship by Emily Sohn (submitted by Stu Johnson) (July 13, 2016)

Why it matters…


Top Ten Secrets to Staying Married by James N. Watkins (June 10, 2016)

Time-tested advice on piling up anniversary celebrations…


"Faith of Our Mother's" updated by James N. Watkins (May 6, 2016)

New words for an old, old song…


Who is On Your Mean-the-Most List? by Bill Nichols (March 26, 2016)

And whose mean-the-most list would you be on?…


Make Me a Blessing. What's That? by Bill Nichols (March 19, 2016)

What does in mean to be a blessing? How can you be a blessing to someone?


Love, Marriage and Sex . . . by James N. Watkins (February 11, 2016)

An updated annual collection of cartoons and blogs to celebrate Valentine's Day…


Lovin' Late Bloomers by Wes Wick (December 26, 2015)

A revived persimmon tree with high-hanging fruit provides a lesson in reaching folks in their later seasons who seem destined to be fruitless…


Loneliness at Christmas by Rusty Wright (December 13, 2015)

Feeling low this Christmas season? You're not alone. Amid holiday cheer, many lonely people are crying or dying on the inside…