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 […]
Most all of us have struggled at one time or another with a relationship. A best friend who takes advantage of us, a parent who always has to have the final say, a boss who uses his positional authority in a negative way, can leave us unsure of what to do next. Depending on whether […]
It took me over two and a half decades to become a peaceful mom. And I’ll admit, that some days I still fail. But what is interesting to me is that many of my peers who have kids well in their 20’s and 30’s are not what I would term as peaceful moms. Instead of […]