Conflict is a part of life. Knowing we will all experience it, we must be equipped to navigate these heated conversations with skill. Communication is not just about speaking up and using our words, but delivering our words well. The rise of emotion will often sabotage our conversations. What is the best way to handle these scenarios with our kids? Listen here for a helpful tip!
Oh the teenager years!! Middle school happens parents trip right into a 7 year tail-spin. It's a long haul folks, but well worth it! All the books, schedules, plans, and systems we put in place with our babies and toddlers go out the door when they hit stage 5 of Erikson's development ladder. Or so we think. Lord help us! I have been working with families for two decades. The ups and downs don't have to take you out. Maybe you need a few simple truths to reorient. For the nex
At the end of every year the church calendar takes us from Advent into Lent. We celebrate the birth of a child who would suffer death to save the world from sin. We are in the last week of Lent right now, Holy Week. Giving up chocolate, coffee, sugar, or wine seems too small. I never know what to “sacrifice.” Sugar doesn’t compare to the fatigue, rejection, loss of blood, smashed bones, torn flesh, shame, and mockery Jesus endured. They aren’t even comparable. I don’t know of