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“If he would stop being critical, I wouldn’t get so mad!” “If she would be more attentive to me, I might spend more time with her.” When we are upset, angry, hurt or ignored, our natural inclination is to blame […]

Memorial Day usually means a day off, time to relax, barbecue, the beach and time with friends, right? Well yes, but I hope you also take time to remember the significance of the day –honoring the people who have served […]

Families stir up all kinds of emotions in us. Anger is one of those emotions that seems to rear its ugly head too often in family relationships. We often get angry because we don’t feel our needs are being met or […]

Megan is a 23-year-old who grew up with a great deal of anxiety about her school performance. Her parents admit, they were too involved and consider themselves helicopter parents. But now, as Megan is moving into young adulthood, she is highly sensitive […]

Question: I was shocked the other day when I was playing in the park with my son. He is three-years-old and fell off the monkey bars. When he did, he swore. I could not believe it. I admit that when […]

Before my mom passed away after years of serious health issues and treatment needs, it was like having a part time job. The toll of decision making, talking with doctors, flying home on a regular basis and taking care of multiple needs can be […]

Jill was fed up with her mom. Her solution? Cut off the relationship so she could be her own person. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard, “I don’t want to talk to my family (substitute anyone else here). […]

Mothers all over the country will be receiving flowers, candy and going out to dinner. There will be special celebrations and lots of different feelings about the mothers being honored. For some, it will be a difficult day as they struggle […]

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 […]

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