Have the Waves of Crisis Pulled You Under?

Years ago I watched the movie called, “The Impossible”.  It was based on the true story of a family engulfed in the waters of a large tsunami in Thailand.  Confronted with unimaginable obstacles, the parents were desperate to find their children and each other.  They would not give up no matter the cost.  The physical,…

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Thy Will Be Done Lord, Thy Will Be Done

  Did you reach the end of your rope in rescuing your teen?  Have you prayed or begged God to fix your child to what you thought was best for them?  Was there a time in which your teen’s life was coming together only to turn around and get redirected in the opposite direction? I…

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Starting Anew in 2017!

For many of us parents with teens and young adults who struggle and are hurting, we look forward to leaving the past behind and starting anew on New Year’s Day. This past year, for a few of my friends with teens and young adults were in crisis. They have had to weather the storms of…

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Room M-24

She stepped on the scale again.  It was lower than the day before. Down to 110 pounds, she slowly got off the scale and went to look for food to eat.  She knew that it was not good to go without food.  With the refrigerator wide open, she stood there pondering what she should eat.…

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When Other Parents Are Afraid of Your Teen

Your teen wants to hang out with her friend.  They have been best buds for years.  But your teen has been going through some very difficult problems.  So difficult, that it has caused concern by other parents. Before you know it, your teen’s social life has dwindled and parents are giving excuses why their teen…

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Father’s Day and Their Broken Teen

  It’s Father’s Day across this nation and in other places of the world.  However, there are many fathers who are not able to celebrate this special day.  They struggle to get through Father’s Day because they are thinking about their teen in crisis. A father might be in the hospital due to his teen’s…

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“Me Before You” Movie – Suicide Glamorized for Disabled

When I first saw the previews for “Me Before You” movie, the plot or point of it was not really defined.  Upon further investigation, it left me disturbed by its encouraging romantic ideology that suicide is beautiful and loving for the disabled. The dictionary definition of disabled is as follows:   incapacitated by illness or…

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5 Things to Do When Your Teen is Diagnosed with a Mental Illness

by Julia Greif Watching your child/teen being diagnosed and living with a mental illness is hard. This is something no parent wants to experience.  In fact, after being diagnosed many parents feel lost as to what is next. There are many things to do and not to do when you’re dealing with any mental illness.…

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You Don’t Know The God I Serve!

Walking into the clinic, I surveyed the group of people sitting around the room. With my resume in hand, I walked up to the glass window. As I listened to the names being called behind me, the sliding of the window interrupted my train of thought. Re-focusing, I mentioned my name to the receptionist who…

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Beauty From Pain

  As parents of teens in crisis, all we see is pain.  That pain is evident through our teen’s struggles and hurts, through their mental illness, disorders, and addictions.  We also see that same pain directed towards us through the avenues of their behavior.   It is often very difficult to handle and we get emotionally…

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