Raise the Child You Have, Not the Child You Want

Raise the Child You Have, Not the Child You Want

I have a friend who learned that her daughter had cancer after going to a routine 2-year-old pediatrician visit several years ago. Her blood work was off, and this led to testing and a diagnosis the next day. As you can imagine, they were shocked and very frightened....
Let God Take the Wheel

Let God Take the Wheel

Parenthood is permanent—a lifelong identity, an ongoing sacred trust, the bond that just will not quit. Year after year, we keep carrying our grown children close to our hearts, caring deeply about their well-being. We may lean toward attempting to assert our parental...
The Sky’s the Limit

The Sky’s the Limit

The sky’s the limit. It’s a phrase we hear often, one meant to encourage and inspire. It conjures up images of taking risks and stepping outside our comfort zones in order to achieve great things. And while the expression mentions a limit, the idea is really that...
It Will Change Your Life

It Will Change Your Life

Time is running out for my younger friend. We are sitting at lunch when she casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking about starting a family. What she is really saying is that her biological clock has begun its countdown, and she feels forced to...