One of the biggest mistakes parents and educators make is to treat children as if they are little mini-adults. Children are children. They have unique developmental needs and desire. In reality it is disrespectful to not take their uniqueness into account when relating to them in any way. That is why a Playroom and [...]
Have you ever heard the saying “You’re either in the middle of a storm, about to go into a storm, or coming out of a storm?” Well-meaning Christians often spout this “truth” to one another in an attempt to empathize during a sister’s or brother’s time of suffering. Trying to connect to someone isolated [...]
We are created to be unique. We are all so different— from our hair to our temperament. So are marriages. Each marriage has its own unique history, strengths and weaknesses. Yet through time we have learned that some things are universally essential for people, like food, air, relationships, and purpose. It is the same for marriages.
Sometimes, sad things happen. Losing someone we love, losing a job we hoped to keep, an unexpected move, a special pet passing away, an unwanted divorce-some things are just sad. And when these things happen, it's ok to feel sad. Just like when happy things happen we feel happy, just like when exciting things happen we feel excited, feeling sad is a natural part of being a human.
Most of us agree with the concept of 'forgiveness'.....until we're the one suffering from the actions of another. Suddenly, what we thought was 'a good idea', becomes much more complicated! Learn about the dynamics of forgiveness and some of its pragmatic benefits by reading Kirsten Weir's, "Forgiveness Can Improve Mental and Physical Health".
As I’m stopped at a busy Crossgates’ intersection a huge SUV with tall shiny wheels pulls up beside me with extremely loud bass speakers blaring that actually vibrate my truck. As I turn to look at the driver I discover he is looking at me. […]
Listen to this audio clip from an interview by Jim Thorne with Perry Sanderford:
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