There are seasons in life where everything seems to be out of control. That’s where I’ve been for the past three months. And that’s not a fun place to be. I’ve found myself reacting in ways that I thought I had overcome. Many of you know what I mean. You’ve been there or might be […]
Sitting in a counselor’s office as an early 30-something, I remember the psychologist introducing me to the conflict triangle. It appeared that I had been part of one since childhood without even understanding how I was participating. What I discovered was that when the two people in my life were in conflict, I was the emotional support for both […]
I’ve had lots of conversations with parents about respect. The first thing many ask is “How do I get my kid to respect me?” It is certainly a challenge in today’s culture. Disrespect is the norm. Rather than integrity being at the core of what society teaches, it has become who is the best at […]
“F-You,” came the shocking words flung in anger from her 12 year old son. It was the first time his mom had heard words like that come out of his mouth.
“Mom, can I get a tattoo? It’s a really big deal. All the guys on the squad have one.” Oh my, the dreaded words. As the mother of four with this one being my oldest, a 17 year old son, it was a big deal! I wanted to scream at him, “No way!” Typical parent […]
A dear friend called me a few days ago asking for prayer. Her husband and daughter were fighting again. The previous night had been a standoff shouting match with words that should have never been spoken coming from their daughter’s mouth. “Oh my,” I responded. “How did you handle it?” “I quietly stepped in and […]