This Week's Tuesday Tiny Tip

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Brett Ray talks about the importance of not assuming that our kids know we are proud of them. No matter what their age, parents need to be verbal and tell their kids they are proud of them. Brett admits that this is not always easy for everyone to do, but we need to put a stake in the ground and start today. Our kids need to hear it. Brett suggests a tip to get started and shares some of the ways he has been proud of his kids.

The Last Four Week's Tips

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Brett Ray talks about three ways couples (who are in a rut of not communicating) can get the conversations going again in their marriage. One very practical way is by having a Marriage Hobby. 

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You have an enemy and he wants to destroy your family. In this short but to the point Tip video, Brett Ray talks about the importance of having a Family Prayer Team that does life with your family. 

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Do you know your child's "Interest Language"? Are you able to speak it? Brett Ray takes a look at something that can really make a genuine connection between us and our kids.

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Is there really a number one thing in life? Brett Ray thinks so and he also thinks when people get one and two out of order it can really cause trouble. Dive in and see what Brett says is the number one thing in life.

Tips From The last few months

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Perfect Parents skip this one. Imperfect Parents read on: As a parent have you ever lost your temper? Made your child feel terrible? Really messed up in the role of mom or dad? Brett Ray gives hope to parents who feel discouraged about their parenting mistakes. Brett shares three things that have been a huge encouragement to him and his wife Carol as they have been imperfect parents trying their best to do things right concerning raising their five kids. 

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Brett reads his Love Letter to Carol to celebrate 30 Years of Marriage on their Anniversary.

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Teach your kids the Wonder of God as you go through life. In this quick Tip, Brett Ray shares something unique that his family made up when his kids were young.

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We don't pray to be seen, however, when our kids catch a glimpse of us praying it's a great security to them. Also, Miracles Vol. 4 features The $4,000 Miracle. Do you believe in Miracles? Brett and Carol Ray and their kids think it's an interesting question after seeing God do authentic, bonafide, miracles for years in their family. There have been many eye-witnesses to these inspiring stories, the question is, what will YOU think? Brett tells the story of one of these very cool miracles in each of the podcast episodes appropriately named- Miracles! Episode 4: The $4,000 Miracle.

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Brett Ray interviews, Dave Wilson, host of the popular national radio show, Family Life Today, Pastor and Founder of Kensington Community Church, Chaplain of the Detriot Lions, and Beatles Fan Extrodinaire. Brett knows Dave and Ann Wilson's ministry has impacted millions of lives over the years. So, he asks Dave this intriguing question, "What is the number one thing we can do today to have a healthier marriage? Dave's life-changing, solid answer is... Well, tune in and check it out. Dave and Ann Wilson's new book "Vertical Marriage" has got Christian marriage counselors buzzing. Grab your copy today at VerticalMarriage.com Find more Tips at BrettRay.com

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Brett Ray really loves his dog, and that got him thinking, "How much more does God love her? After all, she is His creation." On this episode, Brett Ray interviews one of his real-life heroes, Dr. Robert Sluka, who is a marine biologist. Brett asks Bob, "What is one thing families can do to help the environment?" Bob's answer is a good one, and it sincerely surprises Brett

more tips from the last few months

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You're in an argument with your spouse and your about to blow up! What do you do now? Brett Ray talks about something he and his wife made up for those pressure cooker moments that helped rescue them every time they applied it. Dive in and see what this little trick called "Take Ten" is all about.

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These days there are digital images galore! But what now? Brett Ray talks about how he and his wife Carol worked hard to enjoy all those memories as life went along. Special Scrapbooks, Slideshows, Vacation Videos, and tons of Bonus Material! Brett gives ideas for using your photos to create stuff your kids will love.

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Instead of having prayer as an add on to your day, make prayer a part of the fabric of your family. Pray throughout the day and have conversations with God be at the heart of your everyday life.

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Many Christians waste a lot of their lives trying to get God to love them more. The reason this is a total waste of time is that God already loves His children the maximum amount. God the Father loves you and me as much as He loves His Son, Jesus.  Why do good works then? Dive in and find out!

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Brett Ray believed that it was his role as a Christian parent to save his children. If they did not become followers of Jesus, that was his fault.  He carried this burden for years. Now he realizes that his job was to teach his children the Bible and train them to understand God's heart as best he could. It is and always has been God's job to save people from their sins and redeem them. It is a Christian parents job to train their children up in the way of the Lord and leave the saving to God. Nobody can make children of God, only God can do that.

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This episode of The Truth Has To Count For Something featuring Gordon Henderson is on Doubt. Is it okay when we doubt? Is it okay when we struggle? Is it okay when we don't know all the answers? 

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The "Bubba's Face" Miracle. Do you believe in Miracles? Brett and Carol Ray and their kids think it's an interesting question after seeing God do authentic, bonafide, miracles for years in their family. Brett tells the story of one of these very cool miracles in each of the YouTube episodes appropriately named- Miracles! Episode 3: The "Bubba's Face" Miracle.

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The Computer Miracle. Do you believe in Miracles? Brett and Carol Ray and their kids think it's an interesting question after seeing God do authentic, bonafide, miracles for years in their family. Brett tells the story of one of these very cool miracles in each of the YouTube episodes appropriately named- Miracles! Episode 2: The Computer Miracle.

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This episode of The Truth Has To Count For Something featuring Gordon Henderson is an Evolution vs. Creation Tip on "Intelligent Design Theory" and "Irreducible Complexity". Sounds Fun! Jump in!

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God feels a million miles away from me! Yes. Brett Ray has certainly felt that one. But what is the truth? You know, beyond how we feel? We honestly believe there is some encouragement in this video for people who are in a place where they can't feel God.Dive in, friends. Take heart, God is near.

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What if True Love has nothing to do with feelings? Brett Ray talks about one of the great secrets to staying together that committed couples have used since the beginning of time. Jump in and find out!

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The Food Miracle. Do you believe in Miracles? Brett and Carol Ray and their kids think it's an interesting question after seeing God do authentic, bonafide, miracles for years in their family. Brett tells the story of one of these very cool miracles in each of the YouTube episodes appropriately named- Miracles! Episode 1: The Food Miracle.

Even More Tuesday Tips

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Parenting is hard enough as it is, but so much harder if we can't keep a sense of humor. Brett Ray has an intriguing interview with Greg McDonough, the man who Brett considers to have solid advice about how to keep laughing through the  struggles of parenting.

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One of the greatest things you can do for your marriage is to find mentors who have gone before you and let them pour into your lives. What should we look for in a mentor? Have a look.

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This one is for the married ladies (I hit up the guys last week): What do most husbands want more than love and sex? 

Check it out on our YouTube channel today.

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This one is for the married guys (I'll get to the married ladies next week): What does it mean when the Bible says the husband is the head of the marriage relationship?

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The Bible says, "Fathers, don't exasperate your sons" which we know is great advice for all parents not to exasperate their children. Take a look at the two areas Brett Ray says he failed at in this area and then listen to Brett share some encouragement. Check it out.

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One of the greatest things you can do for your kids is to pray with them. Yes pray for your kids but also pray with them.

The start of the video Tips collection

Family Tip- Suppertime

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This Tip on Suppertime looks at how to get the conversation rolling with your kids at meals and the importance of sit down eating at home. Ideas for prayer at the meal. Importance of a Win List!

Parenting Tip- One Word

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If you could describe your parent in one word, positive or negative, what would it be? If your kids were grown, and they described you in one word, what would their word be? Parent in such a way to have a positive impact on your kids. Your kids may not always like you but make it your goal to be the disciplinarian and friend when you parent. We get in trouble when we are just one or the other.

Marriage Tip- Overcome Sarcasm

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It's time to replace the degrading habits of being sarcastic and critical with your spouse with being kind and encouraging. Brett offers couples and individuals the help to climb out of the vicious verbal ruts they may be in.

Parenting Tip- Ask Your Kids!

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Be courageous as you parent.  Ask your kids no matter their ages, "If there was one thing you could change about me, what would it be?" Then listen and grow. Don’t get defensive. Just learn and grow. Dive in here and take a look at what this process really looks like.

Faith Tip- Rediscover John 3:16

Faith Tip: Rediscover John 3:16

The most popular verse of all time is John 3:16a. It sums up the entire Easter Story, it sums up the entire New Testament and it sums up the Bible in its entirety.  Dive in and rediscover the verse that declares this profound truth: God is Crazy About You!

Marriage Tip- Pray w/ Your Spouse

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Pray Together. Stay Together. Dive in and discover three lies people listen to all the time and they keep couples off of their knees. Christian Marriage Experts worldwide agree that praying with your spouse is the single greatest thing you can do for your marriage. Brett gives practical help to overcome the obstacles that keep us silent. Pray On!

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