Susan Yates

Susan Yates

Susan Yates has written thirteen books and has spoken nationally and internationally on the subject of marriage, parenting and women’s issues for many years. For 11 years she was a regular columnist on parenting for Today’s Christian Woman magazine. Susan is the mother of five and has 21 grandchildren, including a set of quads. She is devoted to sharing her wisdom and experience with moms and wives on her website, Susan Yates, and is selflessly available to those in need.


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Do Your Children Appreciate You?

Not likely; at least not most of the time. You’ve just taken them on a special outing. Or you set aside your agenda for a couple of hours to do something…

Raising Other-Centered Kids in a Me-Centered World

“That’s my ball. I want it now.” “I want that blouse; you never let me get anything new.” “I don’t want to do “that.” ” I want to go out…

Teaching Our Kids Manners

When our five kids were small I found that one of the hardest things I had to do was teach them to have good manners. Over and over I had…

Joys of Summer: Cousin Camp

We just finished our annual cousin camp-one of the great joys of summer. Each summer my husband John and I have our grandchildren- ages four and older to our little…

Teaching Our Children to Honor Their Father

Father’s Day was approaching, and we had gathered with several families we know well to celebrate the fathers together. We’ve had a longstanding tradition to take a few minutes and go…

Two Women: A Mother’s Day Tribute

I have been incredibly blessed to have two amazing mothers. One is my own mother, and the other my mother-in-law. Even though both of them are in heaven now, hardly…

Lessons from a Donkey

Easter is approaching… and I’ve been thinking about donkeys. Strange?  Perhaps. Yet it was a mere donkey that played a major role in the events of Holy Week.  As Jesus…

Our Kids and Our Worries

Moms have a tendency to worry about their children – in all seasons of life. I remember when I was a mom to little kids, I assumed my older empty…

Don’t Get Lazy in Marriage

Recently I’ve realized that I have gotten lazy in my marriage. I used to stop whatever I was doing and meet my husband at the front door when he got…

When Your Child Says, “There’s Nothing to Do”

It’s enough to drive us parents crazy, especially when we’ve just come through Christmas and the kids have presents galore, have been entertained nonstop by others, and have enjoyed many special events in…

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