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Anchor Of Promise · 3W ago

New Year’s Resolutions for the Hurting Parent

  Every year, friends, family, and co-workers talk about their New Year’s resolutions. Some of the favorites are losing weight, go on a long awaited trip, spend less money, and even go back ...
Anchor Of Promise · 1M ago

Holiday Merry or Holiday Misery?

Parents who struggle with a teen in crisis find it extremely overwhelming to get through the holidays.  Although Thanksgiving has passed, another holiday is around the corner – Christmas. Wh...
Anchor Of Promise · 2M ago

When They Just Won’t Listen

One of the biggest frustrations parents have is when their teen/young adult child is unwilling to listen to sound wisdom.  Even more frustrating is when your child is in crisis and thinks th...
Anchor Of Promise · 3M ago

I Want My Life Back!

  As I was decorating for the fall, I was reminded of the countless times in the past I was consumed by the many crises of my teen. Those crises preoccupied my life to the point that finding...
Anchor Of Promise · 4M ago

The Power of God that Leads to Repentance

  As parents of prodigals (teens and young adults), we often wonder when things get bad, if God is truly powerful to save our children.  We look at their issues and think to ourselves that t...
Anchor Of Promise · 4M ago

Surviving the Storms of Crisis

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey was a devastating blow to the state of Texas.  Although the warnings were there ahead of time, what couldn’t be predicted was the amount of destruction it w...
Anchor Of Promise · 5M ago

It’s a Scary World For Our Teens, and Us Too

  Today, we are seeing a rise in violence and harm towards our children, pre-teens and teens.  Whether it is gun violence, physical/sexual assault, or self-inflicted harm, the younger genera...
Anchor Of Promise · 6M ago

Sabbatical Windows

  Living with a teen in crisis is tiring.  Let’s face it.  You are drained emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.  All you want is a sabbatical from the daily life of an out of ...
Anchor Of Promise · 7M ago

Weeds.  I Hate Weeds!

  I’ve been ignoring it.  I’ve been walking by it.  I’ve put it off day after day.  But today, I couldn’t close my eyes to it anymore.   Weeds.  I hate weeds. Obviously they are a nuisance. ...
Anchor Of Promise · 7M ago

The Interview that Changed My View of My Father

  When I was growing up, I was not very close to my father.  In fact, as I got older in my teen years, my relationship was almost non-existent.  We rarely spoke.  Although I badly wanted to ...