We’ve personally been down this road 4 separate times with one of our kids. It never gets easier. How do you make it through the devastation of placing your child in residential treatment? In today’s episode of Honestly Speaking, our co-host Nicole Goerges turns the microphone on us, and interviews us over this topic because we’ve walked this road several times in the past. It never gets easy, even when the absence of your child creates peace for the rest of your family.
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Not that long ago, my two teenage daughters and I headed out for a father-daughter weekend camp. I knew it would be awesome. What I didn’t know was how much I would learn from my time with them.
Yawning, yawning, and more yawning. If that describes you, we want you to know- You’re not alone! There’s a way to find rest and it’s not as difficult as you think it is.
When we first started down the foster and adoptive road, we were energized and excited. But exhaustion quickly kicked in and left us defeated. We soon wondered: Will we ever find our way back to a place of rest?
The longer you’re a parent, especially within the foster or adoption circle, the greater the likelihood you will encounter judgmental people. We’ve been through the ringer with this. However, there are a few ways you can respond that puts you in a better place emotionally, physically and spiritually!
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder brings about a myriad of struggles for those who suffer from it, and heartache for parents raising children with it. But one competition is changing the face of FASD…
[guestpost]*Editor’s Note- We experienced technical difficulties with the final edit of today’s podcast and had to revert to the original recording from our home church service. We apologize for the audio difference as it was delivered in front of a live audience.[/guestpost] In the Season 3 finale of The Honestly Speaking Parenting Podcast we’re discussing how to parent with intention. Once you’ve learned to establish boundaries for yourself, and healthy boundaries for your children, you must move in a specific direction to see specific results. Over the past 14 years of our parenting journey, we’ve learned so many lessons. The
As parents, we want the best for our children. Our hearts break when their’s break, our joy soars when theirs soar. When things fall apart, we do our best to fix it. But maybe we’re not supposed to be in control of every emotion they experience.
How do you create and maintain healthy boundaries for your children in a world that is cluttered, distracting, and moving so fast that it’s hard to keep up? We learned early on in our parenting that we were not raising children, we were raising future adults. That’s precisely why our boundaries need to compliment this strategy. While I would love to tell you that our children have risen and called us “bless-ed” for the boundaries we’ve set up, they haven’t. Not even close. The Lord above chose to give us with strong-willed children who have pushed every single boundary we’ve