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New strategy for Christians?

Editor’s note: The following is adapted from the author’s new book, “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation” Sentinel (March 14, 2017).   The future of Christianity in the post-Christian West hangs in the balance.  If the faith is going to survive within churches and communities, then Christians are going to have to become far more ...

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Alpha women unable to love?

Editor’s note: The following column is adapted from the new book “The Alpha Female’s Guide to Men & Marriage” Post Hill Press (February 14, 2017). Like me, my mother was not a perfect wife. She was, however, a remarkable and compassionate woman. And she was fiercely devoted to my father, so much so that five years after he died, she ...

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Pruning tips for spring roses

 (Lenkin Design Inc: Landscape and Garden Design/Houzz) After the threat of frost has passed, hit the garden armed in your toughest clothes and sharpened pruners for the annual task of cutting back the roses. While gardeners may share different insights on the art of rose pruning, one thing is certain: While roses’ winter dormancy persists, it’s time to prune, ensuring ...

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When to replace home siding

 (Vinyl Siding Institute/Houzz)  (Vinyl Siding Institute/Houzz)  (Opal Enterprises Inc/Houzz) We’re always taught it’s what inside that matters. But when it comes to your house, that doesn’t always hold true. The exterior of your home is arguably just as important as the interior when it comes to looks. After all, it’s the first thing you see when you arrive home, and ...

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6 ways to cozy up this winter

By Melisa LaBancz-Bleasdale Published January 10, 2017  (My Sweet Savannah/Houzz)  (Andrea Braund Home Staging & Design/Houzz)  (Castro Design Studio/Houzz) It’s the time of year when the crisp evening air gives way to frosted morning windowpanes. It’s a season of get-togethers, hopefulness, wonder and warmth. At least it should be. If you’re not feeling the whole warm winter mood, perhaps you ...

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Is J. Lo really a homebody?

Each week FOXNews.com picks its Top 3 over-the-top luxury listings from Mansion Global. This week we have three unbelievable celebrity properties from Jennifer Lopez, Mariska Hargitay and Johnny Depp. A gorgeous California mansion reportedly belonging to superstar singer and actress Jennifer Lopez is hitting the market for $12.5 million. Just like everything in J. Lo’s life, this palatial home is ...

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Vinyl floors are back

 (Fiddlehead Design Group, LLC/Houzz)  (Highmark Builders/Houzz)  (Kaufman Homes, Inc./Houzz) Forget everything you think you know about vinyl floors from the kitchens of decades past. Vinyl flooring is back and better than ever. It’s durable and easy to clean, and it comes in a vast array of colors and patterns. This often undervalued material deserves a second chance to become part ...

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Keep thieves away

“Home Alone” taught us there’s no time like the holidays for a home invasion.  ‘Tis the season for opportunistic thievery, but in reality, burglars don’t discriminate against other months. According to a September report by SafeWise, a burglary occurs in the U.S. about every 18 seconds. That’s nearly 5,000 a day. Your chance of being a target increases exponentially with ...

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