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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Truth Is Your Weapon

  You have found cocaine in your son’s drawers as you put his clothes away.  You’re devastated. You caught your child in the act of self-harming after promises of quitting. You are saddened. Your teen has “come out” as bi-sexual and you wonder where you went wrong. You’re guilt-ridden after finding out your daughter was…

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I Just Want to Go Home!

The most common phrase that doctors, therapists, counselors, treatment and hospital centers, officers/guards, and parents hear from a teen is, “I just want to go home.” We begin to visualize the popular Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz clicking her heels with her eyes closed repeating, “There’s no place like home,” over and over again.…

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Do All Lives Really Matter? No.

In the past year we all have seen and read debates and movements regarding whose lives really matter. I have come to my own conclusion. Not all lives matter. I personally have compassion to many groups of ethnicity and color as well as respect. HOWEVER, I have absolutely no respect or tolerance for other groups.…

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From Suicide to a Life of Pain

When my daughter was nine, she would play on a game called Fantage.  It was a cute cartoon game that encouraged fun, imagination, and pretend.  They of course had parental controls in which you could oversee your child’s time on the game as well as how much contact they could have with others. They were…

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I Can’t Take It Anymore God!

Feeling safe in her locked bathroom, she stood there in front of the mirror with swollen eyes. With a warm washrag, she slowly and meticulously wiped the tear-streaked mascara left on her face. Barely audible, she forced the words out of her mouth, “I can’t take it anymore God.” With uncontrollable sobs, she dropped to…

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MERCY TREE

Christ came for the broken, the hurting, the imperfect.  He came also to heal your hurting and struggling teen in crisis.  Through the dark days, God is our Hope, our Light to guide through the unknown.   There will come a day in which disorders, mental illness and addictions will be no more.  God’s love…

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The Warning Signs – Do you know what they are?

Warning signs!  Why do we miss them?  Are we in denial or give excuse to being another issue?  Were there things taken too lightly when it was something very serious? There were many signs in Dylan’s life. For Sue, the mother of Dylan Klebold -one of the mass murderers at the Columbine High School,  it…

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Is It Really (The End) of Your Story?

  When my teen’s issues were finally under control and healing was taking place, I felt a sigh of relief that it was finally over.  The worry, the pain, the brokenness, and the crises that were displayed over and over again, were a thing of the past. I could close the book like the end…

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