As I thought about this month’s tenet, “We greatly value the unique and contributing role of families,” my mind went to the great variety of the makeup of families. It’s very true that families come in all shapes and sizes. In a perfect world, all children would be brought up in loving homes, with two…Details
In our society, blended families have been increasing in number. This video describes what it is like through the eyes of the children who have experienced the difficulties and the joys of joining two families together.
Few would argue that the traditional family–birth or adoptive–is without parallel in providing nurture, guidance, and support to the rising generation. As a child of divorced parents, I salute my mom who provided these essentials to me despite running our family business and rearing six children. Not every child is part of such a family,…Details
As a youngster I often walked the quarter mile up our country road to visit my grandparents. As I look back sixty years at those visits, I have come to realize that it wasn’t just the stick of Juicy Fruit gum from Grandpa’s pocket or the slice of fresh homemade bread that kept me returning…Details
The moment I knew my life was about to shift, there was what I can only describe as an internal earthquake at a 9.2 on the Richter scale. I had my youngest daughter on my hip, standing in our kitchen talking to my oldest daughter who was opening the fridge door. My oldest turned to…Details
Family, Such a simple word, yet it carries a magnitude of meaning. What is family? Why is this role important? If you’re reading this, take a moment and set a 30-second timer. I want you to close your eyes, take a slow deep breath in for at least 3 counts, then exhale for 5 counts…Details