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Every year, I remind readers to think ahead about how you will handle difficult family issues during the holidays. Why? Because this is one time of year we intentionally get together despite our conflicts and upsets with each other. We […]

It’s only the beginning of December and already people are talking about how stressed they are! Our reasons for stress are legitimate. There are family get togethers, cooking and baking, decorating, meal planning, parties, gifts to buy, financial strain and […]

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 […]

We are one week in to our New Year Resolutions. If you made family resolutions, it is time to evaluate how you are doing. For those of you losing steam, don’t give up on those areas of family life you […]

This season of love, take a look at your family relationships. Forgive and love generously. Remember, as you choose to forgive, bless and do good, this does not mean you condone negative behavior, are minimizing hurt or denying problems. It […]

We will be traveling to our relatives in another state for several family gatherings during Christmas. Two of my siblings are problem drinkers and I am not sure how to handle this with my family. We do not drink so […]