Stuck in the Muck of Parenting? 5 Thought Models Provide Direction

During the summer months I was blessed by grandchildren in my home, with overnights and cousin time a big priority for them and for me. The grandkids blessed me with their love, and I blessed their parents with time off of parenting—a win-win for everyone, right? One three-week stretch was mostly dedicated to these blessings,… Read More

There is no such thing as unexpressed emotion

False shame (which focuses on “me” instead of moving me toward God) is called the master emotion, especially when other emotions are denied. It can bind to other emotions, masking them, and causing us to make hurtful inner vows or judgments. For example, sadness, hurt, or loneliness that we identified incorrectly as indications of weakness… Read More