February 13, 2018

Americans are getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Do you have a true love to celebrate with? In order to find true love, we’ve got to know what it is, what it looks like. Fortunately or unfortunately, our first examples of true love are our parents. They are supposed to be our first heroes–bigger, wiser grownups who teach us about sacrificial, unconditional love. The truth is that they don’t always get it right, although some come closer than others. They… Read more

January 30, 2018

Are we hypocritical promoters of “family values”? Read more

January 22, 2018

Code switching means that people tend to use different language, mannerisms, and behaviors depending on which situation they are in. Read more

January 15, 2018

The term, “nuclear family,” (NF) is not common vernacular. If, like me, you are a biology major, then you might immediately think of the nucleus of a cell–the most basic, simple structure that controls mammalian life. NF refers to a family with a mother, father, and their biological child(ren). l first read about NF in psychology textbooks and later in social work textbooks. The term is rarely used or written about outside of academia. It’s becoming increasingly politically incorrect, much… Read more

December 29, 2017

Here are 10 practical ways you can choose people over politics. Read more

December 15, 2017

Well, congratulations!! Give yourself a pat on the back, Momma! You are doing something right to just be okay! Mothering is hard. It’s the journey that seems to be full of scary, steep mountains when the kids are little. From the round the clock physical care of our precious, fragile baby, to 24/7 supervision of our rambunctious toddler’s well being, to the constant concern for the kindergartener’s social, emotional, and spiritual development, mothering appears to be a nonstop responsibility that… Read more

December 2, 2017

When my boys were still in elementary school, I remember hearing older parents say that “girls are easier to raise when they’re young but harder when they get to high school. Boys are just the opposite– harder at first but much easier to parent as teens compared to girls.” They were referring to female wiles, tears, mood swings, and relationship drama. Of course these are generalizations and there are always moms who feel differently. Take me, for instance. I thought,… Read more

November 17, 2017

We are worlds apart, my fellow human being, though we share the same nationality. We are worlds apart, my fellow American, though we live in the same part of the country. We are worlds apart, my coworker, though we work for the same company doing basically the same things. We are worlds apart, my neighbor, though we walk the same sidewalks, and our kids play on the same sports teams. We seem to be worlds apart, my fellow believer, though… Read more

October 27, 2017

If you want to be a bridge, be prepared to be stepped on by people on both sides. Be prepared that some will not notice the bridge. Be prepared that some may notice the bridge but not think twice of its value or function. Be prepared that some may resent or feel threatened by the presence of a bridge. Be prepared that some may regret having crossed the bridge. Be prepared that some, having crossed over, may still choose to… Read more

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