Is Parenting a Child in Crisis Destroying Your Marriage?
We have all heard of the roadblocks which hamper or destroy a marriage. Those three roadblocks of marital heartbreak are communication, finances, and sex. As a parent, there is another challenge that is missing on this list. Parenting a teen or young adult in crisis can also cause marital distress. Unfortunately, parenting woes do not…Read More
Father’s Day – A Journey of Love and Pain
As we all know, Father’s Day is Sunday. Social media is flooded with fathers posting fun-filled happy memories of the past and present with their sons and daughters. However, not all fathers can rejoice and be glad. There are many who are hurting, saddened, worried, and worn down by their child’s choices and dangerous behaviors…Read More
When It Is Difficult To See God In Your Crisis
Imagine yourself on the sea, running into a fog so thick, even with your hand in front of you, it is not in view. How can you guide yourself across the ocean and make it to your final destination? Fear runs into your veins as you navigate the waters. Questions go through your mind. What…Read More
Hurts That Run Deep
Ouch! Like the snap of a stretched rubber band that stings when it hits you, that is often the feeling you get when your child in crisis has hurt your heart. Most hurts are emotional than physical. Either way, they can both be painful. Hurts can also have a lasting effect on your relationship between…Read More
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…Read More
What A Nice Surprise!
How Do You Handle a Response to Judgment as a Parent?
Parenting is a lifetime of judgment. Let’s face it, there is no guidebook on parenting when you have a teen or young adult in crisis and we all make mistakes along the way. I can raise both hands on this and say I made aplenty. I certainly was not as proactive as I could have…Read More
Peace Among Chaos
The New Year has begun and chaos is happening across our nation on top of chaos in a broken family’s home. Take heart my dear parent. God is STILL in control. Nothing is without His knowledge. He still reigns! He is sovereign! He is powerful! He has a plan, even for our family. He has…Read More
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…Read More
10 Parenting Goals for 2021 – Part 1
Find Help! Resources are aplenty nowadays for hurting parents struggling with a child in crisis (whether it is a teen or young adult). However, the amount of those resources are overwhelming. Best way to get through it – ask friends and family to help you in your research. Give them the criteria of what you…Read More