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Anchor Of Promise · 2W 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 · 4W 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 · 2M 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 · 2M 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 · 3M 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 ...
Anchor Of Promise · 3M ago

Is Your Teen in an Abusive Relationship?

She was 16, pregnant, and involved in a relationship with someone in their twenties.  When asked why she would be with a man who obviously didn’t care about her, all she could say was, “I co...
Anchor Of Promise · 4M ago

No! I Won’t Take My Medicine!

  There is a common thread that unites many parents of teens today affected with mental illness.  This thread is the unwillingness  or refusal by teens to take medication for their mental im...
Anchor Of Promise · 4M ago

Why I Refused to Celebrate Mother’s Day

  It’s Mother’s Day! Flowers, candy, and a day off from cleaning and cooking. That is what many moms wish for. These are some of the things that a mother enjoys while the day is celebrated. ...
Anchor Of Promise · 5M ago

Grooming: Could Your Hurting Teen Be Another Elizabeth Thomas?

Every other day, I have been tracking the news story of Elizabeth Thomas, the young teen who was kidnapped by her teacher Tad Cummins from Tennessee. Parents across the country are shocked t...
Anchor Of Promise · 5M ago

When You Have Lost Your Joy at Easter

Everyone is in the Easter holiday spirit.  It’s that time and season in which you bring out all of the spring décor and clothing.  As you rip into the closet or boxes in the basement, there ...