About Shannon Warden

Co-author with @DrGaryChapman (the 5 love languages guy). Professor @PiedmontIU. Counselor @TriadBaptist. Wife, Mama of 3, daughter, sister, friend. Writer. Encourager. Dreamer behind Repurposed Life Ministries, Inc. Peace-loving. Jesus-seeking. Newest 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

Dad What’s In Your Toolbox

Dad, it’s Father’s Day!  On this special occasion (and year-around), you deserve to hear how important and great you are because you’re both—important and great.  We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for you! But, I want to do more than sing your praises.  In this short post, I invite you to [...]

By |2019-06-12T21:18:22+00:00June 12th, 2019|All posts|0 Comments

Before and After Renovating Your Family Relationships

Before home renovations, your home looks like it always did—a little dated here, a little worn out there.  After home renovations, your home looks like a magazine, feels like dream, and smells like a breath of fresh air. As families, we experience a similar newness and satisfaction with our family renovations.  Before working on our [...]

By |2019-06-02T02:50:03+00:00June 1st, 2019|All posts|0 Comments

Tools That Will Improve Your Family Now and Forever

Tools make a difference in any job we do.  Take laundry for example.  I’m all for air drying clothes, but I got to tell you…I am grateful for my electric washer and dryer.  And, my computer, pencils, pencil sharpener, cell phone…same, I’m grateful for all of those tools!  Oh, and shovels, saws, rakes, hammers, screwdrivers, [...]

By |2019-05-30T01:43:35+00:00May 29th, 2019|All posts|0 Comments

Summer Reading List: The DIY Family Book

Summer is a great time to read!  By the pool.  By the lake.  At the beach.  In a hammock.  With an ice cold lemonade and your favorite sweet-n-salty snacks close by. Summer reading that’s right for you Are you feeling it?!  Your summer happy places with your summer happy snacks!  Now all you need is [...]

By |2019-05-26T02:38:58+00:00May 25th, 2019|All posts|0 Comments

Build the Home Life You Are Dreaming Of

Building the home life you’re dreaming of as a parent is often easier said than done.  You know you want your family to love one another and get along, and you know that you want your home to be a place where your loved ones love to be.  But, making all this happen requires hard [...]

By |2019-05-23T10:37:12+00:00May 23rd, 2019|All posts|0 Comments

Worst Parent of the Year Award

Ever feel like you’re the worst parent ever?!  Me, too.  And, for that matter, so do many of the other parents I know.  So, you’re in good company! You and I aren’t really the worst parent ever.  But we worry, don’t we?!  I know I do.  I worry that I’m not playing as much as [...]

By |2019-06-08T13:07:44+00:00May 17th, 2019|All posts|0 Comments

Fix Your Family and Improve Your Home Life

You love your family, most days any way.  But, you and they have some problems you'd like to fix.  Here are some of the common problems I hear from the families I work with: disrespectful attitudes, poor communication, taking each other for granted, lack of teamwork, impossible-to-manage schedules, unforgiveness, and the list goes on and [...]

By |2019-06-22T13:52:11+00:00May 12th, 2019|All posts|0 Comments

The DIY Guide to Building a Family That Lasts

Most couples and families I work with want a “big reveal” in their relationships similar to the big reveals on popular home improvement television shows.  Those big reveals are of beautifully renovated homes.  As couples and families, our big reveals are more kindness, increased gratitude, improved communication, more loving expressions of affection, less anger, more [...]

By |2019-06-08T13:05:14+00:00May 1st, 2019|All posts|0 Comments

Relation-Shop: A Place to Workshop Your Relationships

In the Relation-Shop with Dr. Shannon Warden...each episode, I'm asking you: Which relationships are you "workshopping" right now? How can I help you with that?! “In the Relation-Shop with Dr. Shannon Warden”…that’s the name of my new series and latest counseling resource.  I just finished the first four episodes via Facebook Live and [...]

By |2019-02-08T00:59:27+00:00February 7th, 2019|All posts|0 Comments