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The Hard Things About Easy Things

The Hard Things About Easy Things

In a time of “life hacks” and all the alluring conveniences we see cropping up in every corner of our lives, it becomes ever more important to step back and reflect on what we’re doing and why. To put it simply, we want to ask ourselves, in reaching for convenience,...

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Climbing Mountains: Asami’s Story

Climbing Mountains: Asami’s Story

Family Peace Association incorporates outdoor adventures like hiking into youth programs to provide unique and powerful opportunities for young people to discover spiritual lessons that can apply to their everyday life. Asami from Japan described her experience on an...

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Raising a Gentlemen: Helping Boys Transition into Adulthood

Raising a Gentlemen: Helping Boys Transition into Adulthood

Helping your son, nephew, or younger brother transition into adulthood is actually not a process that starts at puberty. The reality is, bodies change but values do not. Parents have a HUGE job to educate children at different levels as they age, but basic principles...

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Adventure Workshop Brings Lessons Down from the Mountaintop

Adventure Workshop Brings Lessons Down from the Mountaintop

Family Peace Association youth leadership programs tend to include a segment held in the great outdoors, an adventure hike or the like. This year was no exception and the hikers were given a chance to climb out to what was ominously dubbed “Blood Mountain.” Yet, the...

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Seeking out the Divine

Seeking out the Divine

Photo by Takae Goto Religious and spiritual leaders must lead this peace process. Instead of advocating their own narrow doctrinal perspective, they must help all people of faith to recognize the shared values and principles that come from our common heritage in one...

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Storytelling Brings the Family Together

Storytelling Brings the Family Together

Parents and elders have been storytellers since the dawn of humankind, passing on wisdom, knowledge, caution, or simply entertainment. And what is amazing is that we cannot grow out of being the listener. There is always something we can learn from in the words and...

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People We Don’t Like

People We Don’t Like

Missing the village "I don't like that man. I must get to know him better."- Abraham Lincoln As families have become smaller and the circle of family has become less inclusive, relationships in the community, society and the nation have also changed. In ways small and...

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Building a Vision as a Family

Building a Vision as a Family

As the new year old unfolds and resolutions are made, we should ask ourselves: what am I working towards? Am I working towards something, to become someone? Or am I just working? The reason this kind of question is important is because the goals and resolutions we...

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New Year, New Habits: Creating a Plan as a Family

New Year, New Habits: Creating a Plan as a Family

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.-Aristotle New Year, New Habits In our continual quest to become better, happier, healthier families, the new year is often an exciting time. We may have spent much of the previous month in...

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