My friend and I joke about our spiritual gift of driving. Hauling teens from school or activities can be a great time to connect. However, sometimes our teens can take advantage of our generosity. I had a mother share with me recently. “I just lost it!” she admitted. We role played a different scenario. […]
Sitting at her desk in the master bedroom Kristin was thankful for the silence. Ted had agreed to focus on the kids and food for the day while she took time to pray and seek God’s guidance. She had shared with a friend the frenzy that had seemed to creep into their home since the start of school. […]
It has been amazing to me the number of women who have shared stories of out-of-control behavior from their spouses. Their teen does something to upset dad and the war is on. It makes me sad. And I’m betting that if you are in that situation in your home, then your feelings are even more […]
Reading through With All Due Respect assignment for her small group on Tuesday morning, Alison was surprised at the emotion she was feeling. Her kids had started playing soccer at such a young age. But, oh, how she would have done things differently if she could rewind the clock. She wished she had planned their family time […]
Coming home from a 6:00 am men’s group at our church, my husband put his book on the kitchen counter. “Wow! This morning really made me think about how I grew up and the impact moms have on their kid’s lives. They played a video of a Mom’s letter to her son and I felt […]
I listened as my friend lamented her situation. She was having parent struggles. Not issues between her and her children, mind you, but issues between her and her parents. The issues were not only impacting her but affecting her kids as well.