Why Women Should Cry Real Tears

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The Detriment of Stifling Tears “I remember standing at the kitchen sink washing dishes and telling myself, ‘I will not cry, I will not cry, I will not cry,’” she told me. “What was wrong with crying if you were hurting?” I asked. “He made fun of me when I was upset or hurt. Every time I cried, he’d ridicule me. I got to where I got strong enough that I didn’t have to cry … Read more

The Problem with Inferiority

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Inferiority is real. Many of us struggle with inferiority. Sometimes it is because of things ingrained into us from little up. Often it’s because of things others say or do to us. Many times, it’s because of what we do. As kids, we had no control over the things people said to us that made us feel inferior.  It’s true that we have no control over what others say or do to us that gives … Read more

What Kids Learn When They Do Their Own Work

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Parenting: Teaching Our Kids to Work There are many examples in the Bible that can help us parent. It’s never a bad idea to parent the way God parents us. As parents (and particularly as moms), we tend to think our kids need more help than they really do. These kids of ours have learned how to make us feel responsible to help them – or do their work for them. I knew a mom … Read more

The Problem with the Empty Room

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Cleaning out the Rooms Jesus taught us much about healthy living and habits. If we pay attention to His words, we can learn how to develop good habits and stay whole. In one of His discourses, He explained the temptations we face from past experiences and sins. He explained the spirit world. If we understand this principle, we can find victory in the areas in which we so desperately struggle. The point of the story is … Read more

On Not Being ALL Things to Your Kids by Teaching Them to Wait

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The Goal Any mom who is serious about being a good mother struggles with this. She wants to be available to her children; she wants them to know they can depend on her and trust her.  Every child needs to feel secure and settled. No child should be lonely or afraid, so moms cave in to whims and requests even when they themselves are busy. Moms want their kids to feel significant and important. These … Read more