My tears are an expression of empathy: weeping with those who weep...Our current reality is overwhelming and I, and you, need to unload our stress.
Twenty-five years ago, I had no idea the intricate fear structure in my soul that influenced my parenting.
We are born needing affirming words. Studies have been done showing that babies respond differently whether they see a frown or a smile. There are times when the people most vital to our care cannot give us what we need. It's a painful reality that often shapes our emotional development and taints our self-image.
We can fail and not be failures because God's redeeming work uses raising kids to take us through a journey of personal transformation.
Beauty in the midst of pain. Hardship in the midst of hope. Newness in familiarity. Rest in God as you regain your footing.
Our view of God the Father is crucial to our wholeness. We can’t possibly run to a Father that we think is always criticizing us, watching us with a stern eye or ready to take away some of His blessings back for our bad behavior.
Ages and Stages Part 4 Mommy or Me: Who is 1st? (Repost from 2014) I think I was in my upper-twenties when the dawning occurred. "I" had become lost in the role of “Mommy”. The decision to be a stay-at-home mom cost us financially but rewarded us with the certainty that we could completely oversee …
The Biblical metaphor of an eagle's wings means much more than providing the best shelter possible for our children. As parents, we must protect their minds, emotions, as well as their physical bodies.