We were sitting in a coffee shop during my visit to Birmingham when my daughter tentatively broached the subject. What would I think of a second engagement (her sister recently became engaged) and a wedding even sooner than her engaged sister. I know my first thoughts should … [Read more...] about The Miracle Morning: An Aid To Anxiety and Overwhelm
The Advice We Don’t Think We Need Before Marriage A number of years ago, my wife and I were leading a “Pre-Marital” class in which we were providing great information about the joys and challenges that many young couples face during their first months and years of … [Read more...] about This is Not What I Thought Marriage Would Be!
There was a time, as embarrassing as this is to say, that I really thought I had everything figured out. Seriously. I was absolutely certain I was right about most things. My thinking was infected with SHOULDS– rigid, harsh, judgmental shoulds that served as a breeding ground for … [Read more...] about The Problem with Certainty
But Words Can Never Hurt Me…? Our church has been going through a sermon series about wisdom and the different areas in our life where we need wisdom in order to navigate. Our community groups/ small groups have been doing bible studies based on the sermon series and our … [Read more...] about Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones…
Welcome to the teen years, where it is all about relationships, friendships, fun, and socialization! While this can represent an exciting new phase of life for your child, it also can be potentially dangerous in relation to their mental and emotional health. During these years, … [Read more...] about What Am I Teaching My Teenager About Relationships?
Have you ever been really angry or upset with someone and wrote pages in a letter that you never sent? Did you still feel better afterwards, even though the person never saw your words? As a matter of fact, days later were you actually glad you never sent it. Hurt and anger … [Read more...] about An Effective Way To Process Your Emotions