Good Parenting, Against the Grain

Good Parenting, Against the Grain

In past articles from this column, I’ve given you some snippets of information about my childhood, so you might already know that inexcusable things happened in the home where I grew up. What you might not know is that I blamed my father for just about all of them....
Forgive, but Don’t Forget

Forgive, but Don’t Forget

Nobody is perfect. We know this is true, yet we still expect people to act in ways that are close to perfect, including our family members. When your spouse does something that hurts or disappoints you, then apologizes for it, you assume they’ll never do something...
Finding Forgiveness in Unlikely Places

Finding Forgiveness in Unlikely Places

Husbands and wives sometimes have a hard time forgiving each other for leaving dirty clothes on the floor, forgetting to bring dirty dishes to the sink, or not remembering to get the oil changed in the car after several reminders. When the situation involves the...
Best to Forgive in Marriage

Best to Forgive in Marriage

Forgiveness comes in all shapes and sizes. There are some things in marriage that are easy to forgive. Your spouse forgets to pick up an item on their way home from work, and now you have to go out to the grocery store and get it yourself. While the inconvenience it’s...