About Shannon Warden

Co-author with Dr. Gary Chapman (the 5 love languages guy). Associate Professor at Liberty University Online. Counselor at Triad Baptist Church. Wife, Mama of 3, daughter, sister, friend. Writer. Encourager. Dreamer behind Repurposed Life Ministries, Inc. Peace-loving. Jesus-seeking. Latest book: The DIY Guide to Building a Family That Lasts. I hope you'll subscribe to receive Hope to Build On by email each time I post a new entry. Thanks for reading! Shannon

Who are your role models?

Who are your role models? Who naturally comes to mind when I ask you that question? You don’t have to name all your role models. Notice the few who come to mind the easiest. How did or do these people positively influence you? Why reflect on role models? Reflecting on your role models might encourage and [...]

By |2022-08-07T00:49:31+00:00August 5th, 2022|All posts, Change, Encouragement|0 Comments

For the fun of it

Writing and creating are some of my top passions, or things I do for fun. I've been writing and creating since second grade. How about you? What do you love to do? What's fun about this activity that you love? I ask about fun because I think so many of us lose focus and stop [...]

By |2022-08-07T00:49:38+00:00August 5th, 2022|All posts, Change, Encouragement|0 Comments

2020 vision not so much

2020 vision is both a medical term and a metaphor often used in fundraising types of campaigns for the last 20 or so years. After the 2020 we all had, I’m now thinking of “2020 vision” with more clarity than before. Only God knows What 2020 clearly confirmed anew for me is—only God knows the [...]

By |2022-08-07T00:49:46+00:00December 31st, 2020|All posts, Change, Encouragement|0 Comments

Tired Enough to Change

Tired enough to change. You’ve likely experienced that before. Perhaps, as a super simple example, you tired of the service at a store or restaurant. You decided, “that’s it! I’m not going back.” Or, perhaps, at a more serious level, a relationship was more hurtful than helpful. You tried to salvage the relationship, but it [...]

By |2022-08-07T00:50:18+00:00January 1st, 2020|All posts, Change, Encouragement|2 Comments

3 Re’s for Parents: Reset, Relate, and Resolve

The 3 Re’s of Relationships is a simple model I developed over time to help myself and my counseling clients work through difficult times with our children.  The 3 Re’s are Reset, Relate, and Resolve: Reset When we’re upset with our children or simply don't understand their viewpoint, parents, we should put ourselves in “time-out.” [...]

By |2022-08-07T00:50:26+00:00September 1st, 2019|All posts, Parenting|0 Comments

Trash Pickup and Healthy Family Relationships

Question: What do curbside trash pickup and building healthy family relationships have in common? Answer: Just like we haul our unusable items to the curb for disposal, we can and should get rid of useless, unhealthy family dynamics and relationship habits that clutter up our home life. Bulky item pickup It’s bulky item pickup time [...]

By |2022-08-07T00:50:40+00:00August 8th, 2019|All posts, Marriage, Parenting|0 Comments
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