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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Being Content: A Struggle for Us and Our Kids

My friend Sally has a 5-year- old who is driving her crazy. If she takes him swimming he’s sad he didn’t go to the playground instead. If he goes to…

Perspective Matters

Recently my grandson Fitz exploded into tears because his mother asked him to hold his brother’s hand for a photo. He did not want to hold his brother’s hand! A…

Confronting the Comparison Trap

“She always gets to go first. You never let me…” “He has this new Xbox game. Why won’t you get it for me?” “Everyone else gets to go see that…

Recognizing Adult Peer Pressure

When we talk about peer pressure, we are often talking about teenagers. But the reality is that all of us face peer pressure no matter what season of life we are…

10 Questions to Ask When Trying to Discern the Will of God

One of the main things I struggle with is how to know what God wants me to do. When the decision is between right and wrong it’s not hard to…

8 Ingredients for a Lasting Marriage

In a few weeks John and I will celebrate 46 years of marriage. It seems to have gone by way too fast, but with five married kids and 21 grandchildren…

Are You Lonely?

The other day I went for a walk with a friend of mine. At some point on the trail she said to me, “This week I have been feeling lonely….

Seeing Life in Terms of Seasons

One month when our five children were all small, we had three cases of chicken pox, two ear infections, one case of bronchitis, and three cases of the flu. My…

Don’t Give Them Everything They Want

I grew up the eldest of four kids. We had enough, but there was not a lot of excess. My parents were very careful with their finances. Christmas was wonderful…

The Best Thing About My Sons: Their Wives

I have two fine sons, amazing men. But when I think about it, one of best things they have ever done is to marry the women they did. When they…

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