Parent’s Prayer for 2024

2024 is tomorrow and as you make your New Year’s resolutions and goals, look to God for something new that God will do in your hurting son or daughter. God truly has a heart for your prodigal wayward child for He wants a relationship with them as much as you. As you pray this prayer,…

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Christmas is for the Broken

Christmas. Another special event of the year with festive parties, holiday shopping madness, food preparations, packing for travel, and just plain busyness. Splashes of family gatherings with Christmas songs, and carols sung around the evergreen tree sounds so magical. In reality, many parents and their families are broken, hurting, shattered, and struggle with thoughts of…

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Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the most celebrated holiday of the year. Social media is flooded with pictures of happy mothers and their children as well as husbands telling their wives how wonderful she is as a mother.  What you do not see are the broken-hearted mothers who are grieving privately in their homes, at work, and…

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Letting Go of 2021 and Moving Forward in 2022

She got that dreaded call that no parent wants. Her child chose to make an attempt in taking their life during the holidays.  Her heart was broken.  What would cause a child to think so less of themselves that the only way to relieve that pain was to leave this world?   The father was furious. …

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The Miracle We All Need

They drag themselves into the attic or basement, pulling out their seasonal treasures to celebrate Christmas.  They sometimes wish there wasn’t a holiday to think about.  Yet, they hang onto the smallest thread of hope that a miracle will come for their family.    So, what is the miracle that so many parents long for?  Some…

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5 Reasons to Be Thankful This Season

Parents of teens and young adults in crisis dread the holidays.  Let me repeat that again. Parents of teens and young adults in crisis DREAD the holidays.  I’ll be the first to raise my hand and say, “Truth!” to that statement.  How do I know? I have lived it for years.   Even despite those very…

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He Came to Save Us, All of Us

As the world comes to a pause to celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection, I am reminded of how much He cares for each and every one of us, and especially so, for our broken and wayward children.  All around us has become filled with fear, hopelessness, anger, and depression.  People of many ages and families…

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10 Parenting Goals for 2021 – Part 2

Find a Counselor – Kids hate counselors. Doesn’t matter their age whether they are a teen to a young adult, they all feel the same way. Why? First and foremost, the fact that the parents have picked them out is part of the reason.  They didn’t have a whole lot of say in the matter…

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Being Thankful With a Child in Crisis

A time of thanksgiving and reflection is once again upon us. However, this year it comes with many challenges. Not only are we dealing with a national pandemic, but there is the added unresolved election, unemployment, and the school system in shambles. If that weren’t the tip of the iceberg, you have a teen or…

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