main-slider-images

Family Blog

When Opposites Attract

Daily Huddle Marriage

We’ve all heard how romantic it can be when opposites attract.

But one of the hardest parts of marriage is dealing with your spouse’s differences…

  • Maybe you’re an extrovert and your spouse is an introvert.
  • Maybe you communicate best with your actions and your spouse communicates best with their words.
  • Maybe you love sports and your spouse loves books.

The list goes on and on. But today, let’s talk through how differences in marriage can be a blessing in disguise…

Differences Lead to Acceptance: Once we recognize how we’re different, we can come to better accept our spouse for who they are. We can learn to love their boldness in spite of our timidness. We can learn to love their strength when we are weak. And we can learn to love their patience when we are angry.

Differences Lead to Fun: Differences in marriage also mean FUN! It means having the opportunity to try things you never thought you would…things like traveling, skydiving, or tasting foreign food. Be sure to explore your spouse’s differences and make the most of them.

Differences Lead to a Balance: Finally, differences lead to a healthy balance in marriage. When you struggle with negativity, your spouse’s optimism will come in handy. And when your spouse struggles with daily stresses, your big picture mindset will bring peace.

 

How are you and your spouse different from one another? We’d love to hear your answer in a comment below.


Posted on: February 22, 2024

 

How to Recognize Your Strengths and Weaknesses

It isn’t easy to recognize our strengths and our weaknesses. Why? Because it requires some serious self-examination.

We all want to believe we’re patient, social, and a strong leader. But that’s often not the case. And the sooner we identify our strengths and weaknesses, the sooner we can utilize them to our advantage!

That’s why my challenge for you is this: to answer the following questions as honestly and objectively as you can.

Your Strengths:

1. In what areas of your life do you often find success?

2. If your friends had to pick you to be in charge of something, what would they put you in charge of?

3. Over time, what have you noticed to be your natural abilities?

Your Weaknesses:

1. If we asked your spouse, what would they say are your biggest struggles?

2. In what areas of your life do you often seek help?

3. What aspects of your career do you find most challenging?

 

What are your strengths and weaknesses? Feel free to leave your answers in a comment below.


Posted on: February 20, 2024

 

How to Achieve Greatness at Work

Daily Huddle Recipe

Self-analysis is no simple task. Yet it’s crucial to working well with others and achieving great things. Why? Because the more we know about our strengths and weaknesses, the more we’ll be able to seek out others who can complement us.

So answer the 10 questions below to better understand where you thrive and where you struggle. Then, use your new knowledge to create a recipe for success with your coworkers!

  1. Leadership: Do you enjoy taking charge or following pre-determined plans?
  2. Confidence: Do you speak your mind or hope for things to work themselves out?
  3. Compassion: Are you easily able to see your coworkers as people with personal lives and families?
  4. Ambition: Are you constantly looking for ways to grow or are you content where you are?
  5. Detail-Oriented: Are you able to keep all the puzzle pieces in order or do you prefer the big picture?
  6. Logical: Are you driven by logic or emotions?
  7. Team Player: Do you thrive in a group or do you prefer independence?
  8. Criticism: Do you take constructive criticism well or does your sensitivity prevent you from growing?
  9. Experience: Are you a well-seasoned pro or do you need more guidance?
  10. Perfection: Do you get frustrated with imperfection or are you able to demonstrate flexibility?

What are some other common strengths and weaknesses you see in yourself? Comment below with your thoughts!


Posted on: February 08, 2024

 

3 Steps to an Uncommon Marriage

Daily Huddle Union

There are thousands of books and movies and songs and people who attempt to define marriage. But Tony Dungy says it comes down to three simple things: uniting, committing, and following. So here are 3 ways to build an Uncommon Marriage.

  1. Unite to Your Spouse: We all remember the vows we made on our wedding day. But how often do we put those vows into action? Uniting to your spouse means loving them every day…for better and for worse…in sickness and in health.
  2. Commit to Stay Together: Life will throw a lot of hardships your way…things like financial issues, lost jobs, and sudden illnesses. But no matter the circumstance, commit right now to stay with your spouse and get through the difficulties together.
  3. Follow God: And finally, the most crucial step to building an uncommon marriage is following God. This means using your marriage to trust God, glorify God, and love God in a deeper way.

How can you and your spouse follow God together through this season of life? We’d love for you to share in a comment below.


Posted on: January 30, 2024

 

Integrity: The Foundation of Trustworthiness

Integrity is critical to everything we do

We all believe in integrity. But how many of us actually pursue integrity in our daily lives?

Being a man of integrity means being trusted by yourself, your peers, and your God. So let’s break each of these down and talk about what that looks like day to day.

Trusting Yourself: 

Every moment is an opportunity to make the right choice or the wrong choice–with your spouse, with your kids, and even with your work. But trusting yourself begins with recognizing this battle, and fighting for integrity.

Being Trusted By Others: 

Gaining trust from your peers requires consistency over time; it’s not something that simply happens overnight! So let your words and actions–however big or small–convey integrity.

Being Trusted By God: 

Luke 16:10 says, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much.” Acting with integrity can be difficult. But when we begin to be trustworthy with the small things, we will grow in our ability to be trustworthy with the big things.

When is the last time you pursued a life of integrity? We’d love to hear your story in a comment below.


Posted on: January 18, 2024

 

Leaving a Legacy

DFF Final

100 years from now, what will you be remembered by?

Here at the Dungy Family Foundation, we want future generations to know that we stood for strengthening, sustaining, and empowering communities. That’s why we’re striving to leave a legacy of faith and truth.

And we want to help YOU leave a legacy, too. So here are 3 ways to leave a legacy:

1. With Your Words:

There’s no doubt about it–words are powerful. So how are you using your words? To build others up or to tear others down? Today, let your words be the encouragement someone needs to pursue their dreams, do the right thing, or make a difference.

2. With Your Actions:

Whether we know it or not, people are always watching us. They’re watching to see whether we act with integrity or selfishness, honor or deceit. So be sure your actions contribute to a legacy you’ll want to be remembered for.

3. With Your Love:

And finally, the most important way to leave a legacy is with your love. Live a life of sacrifice–always looking for ways to serve others.

What kind of legacy will you leave? Feel free to leave your thoughts in a comment below.


Posted on: January 16, 2024

 

Faith is Belief Put into Action

Daily Huddle- Faith

We all believe in something. But oftentimes, we keep our faith to ourselves. Instead of living a life that reflects our beliefs, we keep our faith separate and secret.

But the truth is that faith is belief put into action.

So today, we’re going to talk through 5 ways to put your belief into action…

Speak Kind Words to Your Spouse: Find simple ways to compliment and encourage your spouse every day.

Spend Quality Time with Your Kids: Make memories with your children that they’ll always remember.

Serve Your Community: Find ways to care for the less-fortunate around you–whether serving them a meal or helping with yard work.

Share Wisdom with Others: Be a source of wisdom and counsel for those who are making decisions in life.

Seek Out Ways to Put Others First: Ultimately, it’s all about living a selfless life and putting others ahead of yourself.

What are some other ways to put your faith into action? We’d love to hear your ideas in a comment below.


Posted on: January 11, 2024

 

Why Engage, Educate, and Equip Others

Daily Huddle- Encourage

In life, we are responsible for 3 things: engaging others, educating others, and equipping others. So today, let’s talk a little bit about why it’s so crucial to take on these roles and do them well…

Why Engage? 

Engaging others well means listening to people, caring for people, and advising people. By choosing to engage, you’re choosing to put the needs of others ahead of your own.

Why Educate? 

We all have something to offer the world. So what’s stopping you from educating others about what you’ve learned? Be quick to offer your wisdom and guidance!

Why Equip? 

Equipping others is the best way to love them well. By equipping them with the resources to make wise decisions, you’re investing in their future.

 

How will you engage, educate, or equip others today? Feel free to leave your idea in a comment below!


Posted on: January 09, 2024

 

How to Earn Respect

DFF Respect

We all want respect. So how do we earn it? Well, here are 3 simple ways to earn respect every day…

1. By Acting with Kindness:

Caring for others is the first step toward earning their respect. The more you make someone feel valued, the more they will value you and your opinion.

2. By Acting with Honor:

It’s no secret that each person is unique in their own way. So the sooner we honor others’ differences, the sooner they will come to respect us.

3. By Acting with Dignity:

No person is worth more than another. So when we choose to act with dignity and treat others equally, respect is sure to follow.

 

How else can we work to earn respect from our families, friends, and coworkers? Share your ideas in a comment below.


Posted on: January 02, 2024

 

10 Ways to Make Memories with Your Kids

Daily Huddle Father

Once your kids are grown and gone, what they’ll remember most is the times you spent together. So get started making memories today with our list of 10 Things to Do with Your Kids:

  1. Go fishing together
  2. See a movie together (and don’t forget the popcorn!)
  3. Spend the afternoon together at the park
  4. Take a bike ride around the block together
  5. Read a book together at night
  6. Cook dinner together (but make sure YOU have the final say on the ingredients!)
  7. Swim in the pool together
  8. Toss the football together in the backyard
  9. Color together (and let her think her picture looks much better!)
  10. Go out for ice cream together

 

What are some other ideas to make memories with your kids? Feel free to comment with your ideas.


Posted on: February 06, 2023

 

Next Page »