We’ve Got It Backwards Marriage is supposed to be permanent and parenting is supposed to be temporary. It seems as though our society has it backwards. It feels like we are slipping into a thought pattern of thinking marriage is temporary and parenting lasts forever as we see more children [...]
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The Wisdom of Thinking Recently I came across a poster that said, “Before you speak…THINK!” Using a mnemonic, the author then took the letters of the word “think” and developed questions people should ask themselves before speaking. Let me explain. The first letter of the word “think” is “t”. The [...]
Covering For Kids Isn’t Love It wasn’t just because he was their kid. The parents were on their son’s side in the disagreement because that was the right side to be on. He was the one who was only ten percent to blame, while the other guy—an adult authority figure [...]
How (& Why) To Have Empathy For Your Children And Teens “What lingers from a parent’s individual past, unresolved or incomplete, often becomes part of his or her irrational parenting.” – Virginia Satir Sometimes you will have a reason to be angry, disappointed, and even shocked by the circumstances your [...]
Studies have concluded that people juggle an average of 50,000 thoughts a day. No wonder it’s so easy to become overloaded! The car didn’t start this morning. That thought occupies one little corner of your mind. Your boss is upset with you but you don’t know why. Another corner fills up. Your spouse calls [...]
How To Talk With Your Spouse About Money We’ve all heard that “the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.” But we should know, too, that the love of money is a root of all kinds of divorces. Not only are finances one of the big [...]
On Developing Your Parenting Style & Structure (Your "Normal") We as parents continuously struggle with a desire for our parenting to fall within some elusive parameters that the majority—or some imagined panel of “experts”—might deem standard or appropriate. This idea originates at least in part from the unending stream of [...]
On Blended Families - Excerpts from Parenting with Grace and Truth, by Dan Seaborn “Families come in all different shapes and sizes. There are single-parent families, stepfamilies, and two-parent families. There are families where children are being raised by grandparents, as well as families where all or some of the children are adopted” (pg. [...]
Expect the Unexpected A commercial has been airing lately that infers how people should expect the unexpected— in a good way! One commercial shows the leader of a rock band, that’s apparently playing in a small bar in a very small town, announcing that their lead guitarist is a no-show. [...]
Shades of Green There are couples who seem a little mismatched in the physical department. You’ve all met at least one couple where one spouse is drop-dead gorgeous and the other is perhaps average in looks. I’m strictly talking about the outside appearance at first glance. I know that inner [...]