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April 2016 Archives

Sitting with women friends at coffee one day, the conversation turned to the topic of mothers and daughters. There we sat, discussing how to feel like grown ups around our moms. Visits home often left these women feeling like they […]

So many parents feel tremendous pain at having children who leave their Christian faith and do not go to church. According to studies by both Barna Group and USA Today, the staggering numbers are almost 75% of Christian young people. The […]

About a month ago, I visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC. The experience was sobering, frightening, and chilling. This was clearly one of history’s darkest chapters. At the end of the tour, I was struck by one of the […]

Stress affects people differently. Some people carry stress in their physical bodies. Others are more stressed because of their thoughts. They worry and become anxious. When stress originates from your thoughts, you need cognitive strategies to help you relax. The Bible even […]

Sally looked down and a bit anxious. “I don’t know what is wrong with me. I’m just not that interested in sex with my husband these days. I feel exhausted with three small kids, I’m working part-time and have been […]

My husband and I are separating and we have two grade-school age children, grades one and three. How do we tell them what is going to happen? Both of us agree we should probably do it together but don’t know […]

Often, I get asked if taking an antidepressant for depression is wrong for a person of faith. We need to be careful to judge people as to why they take medication. Depression can be a secondary effect of a disease […]

My four-year-old mispronounces a number of words. I think it is really cute. My friend, however, is telling me he may have a speech problem and that I should ask the pediatrician about this. His K-4 teacher also mentioned this. Should […]

How do you create a life worth living? Taking care of your body is a first step, but what about mind, soul and spirit care? Our Minds: Renew them daily and stay positive. Scripture has much to say about how […]

Tony was mad at himself. He wasn’t hungry but downed a burger and fries anyway. Renee finds that after a hard day at work, she opens the refrigerator and dives into the snacks. And Holly eats whenever she prepares for […]