Category Archives: Parenting

Challenge to parents

Your strategy will likely change based on the personality, temperament, and challenges of each child. Continue reading

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The girl who never measured up

A sad story that goes to the heart of the concerns I wrote about in my book, “The 18 Year Factor – How our upbringing affects our lives and relationships.” Continue reading

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10 things teens don’t want from communication

Communicating with teens can be tricky. Don’t panic. It’s fairly normal (though not the same with every teen). You might not agree with everything in the list of “don’ts” below, but it makes for good reflection and discussion. The journey … Continue reading

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Parenting isn’t about you

Parents must be willing to start with their own hearts if they want to be used by God to help transform the hearts of their children. Continue reading

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Love must be earned

Unable to pinpoint the cause of her unrest, Lindy finally broke. She hit a wall and admitted failure…personal, marital, parental, social, and to her dismay, even spiritual. Continue reading

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Four approaches to parenting

What is your parenting style? take a closer look at four approaches to parenting. Continue reading

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Four kinds of children from dysfunctional homes

Let me introduce you to the four kinds of children in relation to differences in reaction to a dysfunctional home. Continue reading

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How childhood experiences become enemies of true love

Fear and control function as a kind of glue that cements past and present with a strong potential of ruining the future. Continue reading

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Hurt by a distant father (Julie’s story)

Julie was baffled by unexplainable outbursts of anger and an almost continual feeling of discontentment — even though she was married to a loving, supportive husband and had four beautiful children. Continue reading

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Pick your parent day

Alex’s story took an unexpected turn when I asked him which parent he chose. He paused and looked down with tear-filled eyes as he admitted,… Continue reading

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