When this time of year comes around, there seems to be an endless run of graduations, sport championships, final exams, and award ceremonies. Our children’s performance is never more on display, and reminders of their achievement (or lack thereof) are never more present than now. … [Read more...] about Practicing (Im)Perfection With Our Kids
They say that hindsight is 20/20. Hindsight lets us see how decisions we make play out. Sometimes in life it is reasonable to do your best, not over think a thing, and take your chances. Take a job in the northwest or overseas? Vacation in the mountains or spend your summer … [Read more...] about The Pitfalls of Modern Parenting
When Betrayal Occurs: What Is Next? It usually begins with a phone call. I can tell from the type of conversation and the tone of voice what is coming next. If the betrayed spouse calls, the voice quivers a bit. Sometimes the person breaks down and sobs. … [Read more...] about After Betrayal: Six Reasons to Hope for the Future
If I had a dollar for every time someone said, "I don't believe in therapy or psychiatric medications..." I could probably retire already. For these folks, handling life on their own is a point of pride. Often the same people who say this are medicating themselves anyway, just … [Read more...] about Neglecting Your Mental Health: Are You Driving Everyone Crazy?
“We’re living in the dark ages of our lives”, I jokingly told my husband a few weeks ago. And by dark ages I just mean that we’re raising a very strong-willed 4-year-old and a very clingy 2-year-old in a new city far from our family. Don’t get me wrong, there’s so many reasons to … [Read more...] about To the Overwhelmed Parent: Your Help Comes From the Lord
“Going home” for the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays? When we were kids, we waited for what seemed to be an eternity until this time of year rolled around. We would count down the days with paper rings, or we would open a “window” on a Christmas holiday Advent calendar … [Read more...] about Family Drama: Six Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Your Parents