Are You Cultivating the Relationship?

The phone had been silent for several days and Shannon began to worry. Silence usually meant something was going on that her daughter didn’t want her to know about. Silence meant whatever was happening was something that her daughter knew she wouldn’t approve of. Silence meant this chasm would widen, the earth would give way, […]

When Our Kids Come Home

Melanie lay across the university lawn excited yet tentative. She couldn’t wait until finals were over…one more to go and she would be finished with the semester. Yet she wasn’t ready to leave the university. She loved the comradery of being with the other kids not to mention the independence of doing what she wanted […]

Tired of Waiting?

I’ve been asking God lately why we have to spend so much time waiting as parents.  Sometimes its as simple as waiting for our child to pull themselves away from the computer so we can eat dinner as a family.  Other times, it is waiting to see if our teens will ever mature enough to be […]