Archive for January 2013
A few weeks ago, my family and I were fortunate to head east the day after Christmas and spend 4 days in Ohio with my wife’s family. To say that it was relaxing and rejuvenating would be an understatement. I actually disconnected from my email for several days. I decided before Christmas break that this would be an extremely necessary act for my sake, but mostly my family’s sake
On Monday, Allison Schultz, who works as a therapist for a domestic violence agency in the state of Oregon, began an excellent post on teen dating violence. You can read part 1 here.
Out of all the fears we have as parents, we rarely fear our children will end up the victim of violence, especially in their dating relationships. However, this is a reality. The following is a guest post by Allison Schultz, a therapist for a domestic violence agency in Oregon. Because of the nature of her job, and the confidentiality of individuals involved, she has requested that no contact information be publicized here.
Lately my 2 pre-teen daughters have caught my attention. But not the normal “Your room is trashed so clean it,” or “Don’t leave the kitchen a mess,” or “Get your feet off the sofa when you’re wearing shoes,” kind of attention. I can’t believe how grown up they are. It’s suddenly like time just sped up! There are times when I feel overwhelmed with the thought that in just 7 short years they will both be gone. Off to college! Off to see the world! Off to live their dreams! All good things, but all too fast.
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I love honesty. It’s one of the primary reasons I created this blog. I believe honesty brings healing. You can find healing through books, going to counseling, attending a workshop, or watching Dr. Phil (maybe). But, there’s something extremely healing in finding out that you’re not alone, that other people think about the same things you do, and struggle in the same ways you do.