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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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Saying “No” to Your Kids

Recently I was chatting with the mother of a 4-year-old. This 4-year-old, according to others, has never heard the word “no.” Unusually bright, this child is a terror to be around….

The Loss of Civility in Marriage

I remember a conversation I had with my mother when I was just a little girl. A couple my parents’ age had apparently had a very difficult marriage. Mother’s comment…

A Difficult Toddler has a Message for Me

One of my grandsons is driving his mother crazy. He is the ultimate planner. He has to know what is going to happen next. He may be in the middle…

From Pain to Perspective

I’ve had a rough couple of days. A girlfriend of many years said some really hurtful things to me which totally took me by surprise. I was so caught off…

It’s Rare — an Attitude of Gratitude

Several years ago my dad died suddenly of an aneurysm. One minute he was watching a basketball game with my brother and the next minute he was gone. Too sudden…

Three-Year-Olds

Several of my young friends have three-year-olds. I myself have four grandchildren in or nearly in this age group. All of us agree that the threes have become the “terrible…

Encouragement

This past week I spent a few days taking care of two of my grandsons, ages five and three, so their parents could get away alone for a much needed…

Shelter

Lately I’ve been thinking about shelter. In times of economic crisis, we long for a shelter; when fears of every type overwhelm us, we long for protection. When we are…

Cross-Cultural Empty Nesting

The empty nest isn’t just an American phenomenon. Today I met with a group of empty nest friends in Nairobi, Kenya. As I shared some of the discoveries that Barbara…

Disappointment, Discouragement, But …

We’ve had a rough week. Three funerals (my husband is a minister), a close friend confessing an adulterous relationship, a torn tendon, a sinus infection, and we had to “put…

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