Take a Walk in My Shoes

In the heat of an argument over the choices her son was making, a mother’s defense mechanism arose to support her son. “I’d rather have a gay son than a dead one,” she said. I could certainly see how overwhelmed this mom was and the frustration she felt of others not walking in her shoes…

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Watch Your Attitude!

Anger outburst, tantrums thrown, words spewing out of the mouth!  You can’t believe what is happening.  What an attitude!  Before you know it, no one is looking at the other and in the heat of the moment, things get from bad to ugly.   Now you are thinking, “I can imagine this in my household with…

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I Didn’t Raise My Kid To Be That Way

Don’t push your God on me! You’re a racist! You are so anti……..! Are these statements ringing true in your home?  Are you being labeled by your teen or young adult because of your faith? Has their ideology and theology changed so much that you don’t recognize what they believe anymore? Welcome to parenting 2021. …

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When Your Child Wants Nothing to do With You

You call, no answer. You text. Silence. Communication has dropped just like your internet signal. You try again and you feel like you just had a deja vu experience.  Let’s face it. Parents across the globe are getting the same response. Teens and young adults are caught up in their own world, coupled with resentment,…

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EVE, THE FIRST HURTING MOM

Oh how her heart must have ached. She lost not just one son but two! Can you imagine having that kind of loss?  Can you imagine a child dying and another forsaking God? In the Old Testament of the Bible, there were quite a few hurting parents. One of them was Eve. 

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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…

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NUMB

Have you ever felt numb and dead inside? Maybe it was an incident that left you shocked, bewildered, and speechless.  Quite possibly, a situation arose with your teen or young adult that shattered your dreams for them.  Perhaps your child requires so much of your energy, thinking, and emotions, you are left exhausted with nothing…

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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…

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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…

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A Season of Hope

Jesus, the light of the world, the light of HOPE! As I scrolled through the many pictures of my friends who posted beautiful family photos, I couldn’t help wanting the same thing. But you see, my family is different. We have broken children who are hurting, struggling, and we as parents are hurting for them.…

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