If It Ain’t Broke, Break It

If It Ain’t Broke, Break It

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” For example, if you make a comment to a friend that you realize later on might have been rude, but they didn’t say anything and they continue to act fine around you, then let it go. That’s a...
Home Is Not a Battle Zone

Home Is Not a Battle Zone

Your home is not a battle zone. Somebody might be reading this and thinking, “Well, mine is!” And I get that. There are times where there will be conflict in our homes—that’s just life. But you don’t want it to be known as the place where all the battles occur....
Hey Adults, Let’s Be the Adult

Hey Adults, Let’s Be the Adult

Guys, I’m reminded of a situation that played out in my home years ago, and I bet it’s something that others can relate to. I had found myself in a hefty disagreement with our teen, and words and emotions were flying from both directions. We had unearthed a battle...
Hard Conversations

Hard Conversations

For most people, it’s natural to go out of our way to avoid hard conversations. You know the ones that I’m talking about. I’m talking about the conversations we’re willing to make sacrifices to avoid. We’ll ignore our own wants and needs if it means we get to avoid...
Giving and Receiving Correction

Giving and Receiving Correction

A while ago, one of my grandkids had gotten into a bit of a pattern of acting out, so I did a video chat with his mom and had her put me on with him. I wanted to be the voice of another authority figure that was correcting him and reminding him of what the rules and...