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How to Talk to Children about Disasters, Part 2

Editor’s Note: Read How to Talk to Children about Disasters, Part 1 Here The spring of 2011 has been a season of weather disasters in the U.S. To all of…

How to Talk to Our Children about Disasters

Earthquakes, tsunamis, famine, tornados, and death — not topics of normal everyday conversations with children who wake up thinking about trucks and forts, fairy tales and parties. But sadly this…

Pick a Positive Path

Yesterday I was at a friend’s house chatting while our kids played upstairs. As usual, after only a few minutes, rumblings of discontent reverberated down the stairs. I was tired, so…

Motherhood: A Small Life?

I sympathize a lot with a line of Meg Ryan’s character in You’ve Got Mail. One night on email, she wonders, “I lead a small life. Well, valuable, but small….

Tornados, Severe Weather, and Autism

I’m sure many of you have been through severe weather lately. It probably went something like this; you sit down for dinner only to be serenaded by tornado sirens and…

Autism and Pit Stops

Ah, spring. The start of vacation season. It begins with spring break and continues until August. Not that we do much traveling besides a few trips to Grandma’s, but I…

Mother’s Day or “Me” Day?

Disappointment is an emotion I didn’t expect to experience on my first Mother’s Day. I had set my expectations a little high: breakfast in bed, pampering, long nap in the afternoon, glory…

Is God in Handcuffs?

My husband and I are currently praying faithfully for three couples who are in significant marital stress. Affairs are going on in all three. Our son told us about several friends of his,…

5 Mom Truths — Do Not Believe the Enemy

We get lots of emails. Many of our readers ask us tough questions that a combined 300 years of parenting and seeking the biblical blueprints for marriage and family have…

The Disease of “People Pleasing”

Do you worry? Walk away from a conversation, wondering if something you said at some point somehow hurt the other person’s feelings or gave him or her the wrong impression?…

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