Archive for December, 2010

Happy New Year from Our Family to Yours

Friday, December 31st, 2010

The Farrel Family Christmas 2010

Happy New Year!We pray your Christmas was blessed—packed with precious

 memories and family fun. All of our children and our granddaughters

were in town so our holiday was full of family fun—even in the pouring rain in “sunny” San Diego!

Now a few hints to  help you and those you love  have a great new year:

Look Ahead:

Pray and ask God to give you a theme and a verse for 2011.

(We’ll tell you ours later this month). Once you have a theme, set aside time

to brainstorm some goals to strengthen your personal life, your marriage

and your family. Read how we set (and hopefully reach) our goals each year in our current Crosswalk Magazine article:

New Hope, New Goals, New Year.  

Look at Your Heart:

Order a daily devotional to strengthen your heart for every day’s journey:

Devotions for Men on the Go

Devotions for Women on the Go

LOL with God: Messages of Hope and Humor for Women

Or a devotion to strengthen your love:

 Devotional Guide for Men are like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti or

Devotional Guide for The Marriage Code (use code “devo guide” to get $1 off

your order of either of the marriage devotionals)

Look at Your Love:

Listen to Pam and Bill’s interview on 10 Best Decisions a Man Can Make on

Mid-Day Connection on Moody ( You’ll hear how we made it through one of

 our toughest times in marriage. Crisis can bring you closer if you know how to work it to your advantage).

Praying God makes 2011 your best year ever!

Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.

(Prov. 21:21)

Pam and Bill Farrel (and family) 


A New Kid By Friday?

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Question: Who do you look to for wisdom to raise your children?

Answer: One of our favorite parenting mentors has been Dr. Kevin Leman, a no-nonsense, get to the point, practical and Biblical speaker and counselor. Kevin has a quick wit and a fun sense of humor so it makes learning easy and implementing his wisdom very possible.

In his New York Times best-selling book, Have New Kid by Friday and the parents’ video by the same name, Kevin gives wisdom for a week of life-change:

Monday Wake Up to Reality!
Breaking Free from the Parent Trap

Tuesday Caution: Children Growing Up Here!
What Kids Need that Parents Must Deliver

Wednesday Staying Connected to Be Respected
It’s Not an Impossible Dream!

Thursday Check Your Attitude at the Door
Dudes and Dudettes With ‘Tudes Not Permitted Inside!

Friday The Amazing Race for Self Esteem
Raising the Bar of Confidence Without Lowering the Boom of Discouragement

Fun Day “Leman Secrets” for Enjoying the Journey
Little Things Mean a Lot!

We have keynoted alongside Dr. Leman at Hearts at Home and can vouch for his sincere desire to help parents cope – as well as create children who will grow into productive, godly, healthy adults.

Here’s more about the Have a New Kid by Friday DVD:

You’ll laugh out loud as you learn! You’ve read his books; Now see him “up close and personal” in Dr. Leman’s first in-home DVD. You will be entertained. Best of all, you will strengthen your parenting skills. Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known Christian psychologist, humorist, TV and Radio personality and speaker. He is former consulting psychologist for Good Morning America and has been a guest on The View, To-day, Fox & Friends and Focus on the Family.

(Listen to an interview with Dr. Kevin Leman on Have a New Kid by Friday).

Just $24.99—and the profit from this will go to help inner city and at risk teen girls who want to be in the Modern Day Princess program (by Pam Farrel and Doreen Hanna)

More parenting helps:

10 Best Decisions  Parent Can Make

Got Teens?

Raising a Modern-Day Princess and Becoming a Modern-Day Princess Journal

Use code “laugh” to get $3 off your Have a New Kid By Friday DVD