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Out of Prison and Living for God

Out of Prison and Living for God

Many of us know that a great deal of healing and restoration needs to occur in our relationships with our adult kids. Yet what does that look like in real life? How do we heal the broken places in our relationships with our adult children? How do we deal with the consequences of past choices and make effective new choices to positively change our life? How can we successfully weave new memories...

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Setting Boundaries with My Adult Child

Setting Boundaries with My Adult Child

Thank you to those who sent cards and letters to Chris during the years he was incarcerated, it meant a great deal to him. Chris was released from prison on April 29, and he arrived in Texas on May 1 to begin a new journey. Literally thousands of people have read about the turbulent relationship I had with my adult son. In fact, Chris was serving time in prison when Setting Boundaries with Your...

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Coping with Divorce in Mid-life

Coping with Divorce in Mid-life

Unlike Al and Tipper Gore, most of us don’t have to issue a public statement about our marital status–or lack thereof. In my case, I made the decision to keep my unexpected and unwanted divorce private, sharing my pain with a small (albeit mighty) group of friends and prayer warriors. (It’s hard enough to deal with your own emotions during divorce, let alone the emotions of...

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Trust in Jesus

Trust in Jesus

A thick-headed boomer babe sees the light! For the second day running, I woke up to the lyrics of a classic hymn going round and round in my brain. “Jesus, Jesus, trust in Jesus, trust in Jesus and His Word…” Over and over and over again. It happened yesterday, too, and I was so thankful when the first conscious thoughts I had were from such a comforting source. That...

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