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3 Steps to Healing a Strained Mother-Daughter Relationship

I was watching the movie 'Holiday Heart' and it inspired me to write this piece. In the movie, Alfre Woodard plays a drug addict who at one point even went as far as prostituting her young daughter for drugs. It was hurtful to even watch. I...

Why I May Not Go Home For The Holidays

If the Holidays often bring you some overwhelming emotions, like it does me, I encourage you to lift up this prayer...

8 Tips For Supporting a Loved One In Their Time of Suffering

Through my experiences I have gained a little insight into what was helpful for me during my time of suffering, and my hope and commitment is that I can use this experience to be there for others in ways that are helpful for their...
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7 Ways To Make Bible Study Fun For Kids

The bible is pretty clear.  It instructs us parents to teach our children God’s Word. But teaching a 6 year old who would much rather be running around carelessly about the bible can feel like mission impossible. How do you hold their attention? How do you communicate...

5 Tips For Surviving Postpartum Depression

“Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand." Isaiah 41:10 (NLT) “Do you want to harm yourself or your...

4 Things To Do To Survive Grief and Loss During the Holidays

This time of year reminds us that grief does not take a vacation. The heaviness associated with loss seems to permeate every special occasion, especially major holidays. How do we reconcile our faith, our hope, our emotional healing in the space of deepest despair? How do...

End The Vicious Cycle Today

You may have had an ongoing family feud since you can remember.  You and your parents have unresolved issues.  You just can't seem to see eye to eye on anything these days.  You and your siblings have a sibling rivalry.  You want to be at peace, you want...
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20 Family Movies You Can’t Go Wrong With

It's Friday Night. The kids are home. Sometimes it's refreshing just to spend a nice quiet night at home with the family instead of heading outdoors for some family fun. I must say, It's a lot cheaper also. Ok I'll admit this list may be a...

Praying For Family Through a Hardened Heart

For the last few years, particularly after my family and I lost my mother who was very much the spiritual glue in the family, I’ve watched my family spiral out of control. Losing touch with God and my mother’s memory, I have seen how...

Trusting God To Restore Our Family

Hello, I'm in desperate need of prayers. The more, the better. My mom has stage 4 cancer. She was diagnosed to have 6 months to live 4 months ago. I've come to accept that my mom will leave this earth soon. My main focus is...