The two big C’s of marriage . . . Communication and Conflict. If you do the first well, the second has less of a chance to surface! Nancy C. Andersonjoins us today to share three simple ways to improve communication in your relationship and reduce conflict. For more ways to grow your marriage, read Nancy’sAvoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome.Extramarital affairs may be more prevalent now than ever, and unfortunately Christians are not exempt. With the anonymity of the Internet and the privacy of personal mobile phones, the temptation to cheat on one’s spouse has fertile ground to grow. This books with help you learn how to grow affair-proof hedges around your marriage. After straying to the other side of the marital fence—and returning to find forgiveness and restoration–Anderson brings this practical book about predicting and preventing an extramarital affair. The book focuses on how to grow a beautiful marriage… read more »
Go back in time to 1943 and meet Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian and concert violinist whose career is ended because of Nazi occupation in Prague. Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Officer Horst Engel, quartered in Anna’s flat and dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them.
I don’t listen to music when I write, because I need… read more »
I’m the type of social media nerd who is willing to try pretty much any new feature announced on the latest app updates, so when Instagram introduced its business profile a couple of years ago, I jumped at the opportunity to give it a try. My own Instagram I use for my blog was immediately switched to a business profile until last summer when users were freaking out over what they deemed was a connection between having a business profile and seeing a drop in engagement.
Looking back, though, I did not see any increase in engagement when I switched back to a personal profile, contrary to popular opinion. Listening to this podcast then convinced me no numbers truly exist to substantiate the claims that business Instagram profiles ruin engagement and numbers, so I switched back to a business profile.
Where did Liz Tolsma find inspiration for her latest release, The Melody of the Soul? Read our story behind the story below to find out! Go back in time to 1943 and meet Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian and concert violinist whose career is ended because of Nazi occupation in Prague. Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Officer Horst Engel, quartered in Anna’s flat and dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them.
A new year almost certainly means new algorithm changes to your most-used social media platforms, and Facebook is no different this year. Mark Zuckerberg recently announced Facebook’s 2018 goal: “making sure the time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent.” With that comes a major algorithm change that has many business page owners calling it the “Newsfeed Apocalypse.”
So . . . what major algorithm change has everyone up in arms? Here’s what Mark Zuckerberg says in his post announcing the changes:
The first changes you’ll see will be in News Feed, where you can expect to see more from your friends, family and groups.
As we roll this out, you’ll see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media. And the public content you see more will be held to the same standard — it should encourage meaningful interactions between people.
Happy 2018! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season, filled with family, friends, food, and plenty of time to read some good books.
We’re excited for the new year because we’ve got some new things in store! First things first: We’re going to be doing Facebook Live chats every Wednesday at 1:30 PM EST/10:30 AM PST. Some of the Litfuse chicks will be chatting weekly about social media, publicity, marketing, blog tours, live events, blogging, etc.
We hope you’ll join us! If you have any topic suggestions or questions you’d like answered, leave them below in the comment section or shoot us a message on Facebook.
We hosted our first Facebook Live chat last week. Watch below if you happened to miss it!