Many years ago my grandfather asked what I wanted from Santa Clause. I proceeded to share my self-indulgent list of gifts I wished for. With irritation, he responded, “You know, money doesn't grow on trees! You want too many things, we’re gonna need a tree that grows money to buy you all the gifts you want.”
I had no idea what I had done wrong, but I had this sense that I had done something. My face flushed bright red and I felt sick to my stomach.
As an adult, I am aware that money does not grow on trees. At times, I wished I could find such a tree. Today, there is something else that grows on trees. Read more
Thanksgiving and Christmas can be overwhelming and stressful for families. The obligatory parties, pageants, recitals, food (lots of it), smells and sounds can trigger painful AND endearing memories for many. The Holiday season can invoke a concoction of feelings, to say the least.
There she was. Devastated. Rejected. Worn out and hopeless.
Her drug dealer boyfriend returned back to his ex-wife. She felt like she’d been sucker punched. It took her to her knees and she didn’t get up for weeks.
Despite her despair, she found hope! Find out how she did it.
If you love someone struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction problem, you know it is a terrible disease that directly impacts that person’s life and relationships. If it happens to be your spouse fighting drug dependency, you not only watch from afar but fight for recovery from the front lines.
There’s a deep admiration stirring in my soul for those who care for children with special needs.
My sister is raising two sons with challenges beyond the average parent. Her boys have multiple diagnoses each, including learning difficulties and unique needs.
It was a joy to spend a weekend with my sister. We don’t often get the time to hang out with one another without a list of things to do and places to go. We live hundreds of miles from one another. So our time together is precious.
Hiring a therapist can be one of the most important AND scary steps you take. Unfortunately, most people don’t take time choosing their therapist. Think about how important it is to have this person be the right choice. After all, you will most likely share things with this person that you haven’t shared with others. You’re seeking their expertise to your problems.
It's critical to take the time to interview potential therapists. Whether you are struggling with a mental illness, an addiction or family problems, having the appropriate person on your team is essential to your mental health.
Simple and practical marriage tips can help you grow your relationship.
On purpose. Together.
Marriage is challenging and very rewarding, all at the same time. The whole goal is to intentionally strengthen your relationship. What you give your attention to grows. Here are the top video marriage tips for 2016.