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…

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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…

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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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Battling with a Rebellious Prodigal Child

  We often hear of the story of the Prodigal son who rebelled and left his father to seek out his own independence with drinking, sex, gambling, and living the high life.   Today, parents have prodigals who live in the home too. Take the case of one mom whose young adult son refuses to acknowledge…

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To The Escape Room I Go!

  I admit it.  If I have the chance to hide from my teen, I would do it in a heartbeat.  There are just times in which I have to go to my escape room and lock the door.   I hid there for many reasons.  When I kept myself from acting out against my own…

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Sometimes Crises Continue but God is Still in Control

  As many know, I just published a devotional for parents with teens in crisis.  One of the thoughts of those reading my book was, “I guess her kids are doing great and out of their problems.”   Just need to say this… The answer to that is “No!”  They are still struggling and dealing with…

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Is CBD Oil the answer for your teen in crisis?

  The phenomena of CBD is here!  It is in EVERYTHING! Make-up, Creams, Vapes, Latte’s, facials, and even gummies.  CBD (known as a chemical compound from the cannabis plant), has become an exploding industry which leaves many to question its benefits. A bigger question floating around for many parents –  Could it be considered an…

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A Mother’s Love

Moms across this nation are faced with a family in crisis – mainly their teen or young adult.  That crisis comes in the form of addiction, mental illness, suicidal tendencies, eating disorders, and many more problematic issues.   Along with those crises, are tsunami size emotions.  Moms are especially hit hard with these emotions because…

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When They Just Won’t Listen

One of the biggest frustrations parents have is when their teen/young adult child is unwilling to listen to sound wisdom.  Even more frustrating is when your child is in crisis and thinks that their wisdom is more sound than yours.  Teens and young adults are wrapped up in their emotions, feelings, and urgency of the…

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Why I Refused to Celebrate Mother’s Day

  It’s Mother’s Day! Flowers, candy, and a day off from cleaning and cooking. That is what many moms wish for. These are some of the things that a mother enjoys while the day is celebrated.  Some families go all out.  They give lavish retreats away from home, a day at the spa, or give…

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