Our son took his life in 2007. During the healing journey my husband and I learned from the things we feel we did well and the things we wish we would known or had done differently. Here’s our story.
Many couples struggle during critical events that create an emotional crisis. Crises can stress marriages even to the point of divorce. Here’s how to draw closer even during a crisis.
The Kolman family learned that adoption is often a mixture of gratitude and sadness.
The death of a child can set you on the most difficult trek of your life, one that challenges your connection in marriage. As dark as this time is, there’s hope for the future — and your marriage.
As a counselor, I’m often asked how to talk with kids about tragedies such as the latest school shooting. Here are some strategies I offer in my practice for intentional and effective conversations about tragedy.
Women aren’t alone in dealing with the guilt and grief that follows an abortion.
When a marriage ends, it’s normal to mourn the loss of what can no longer be. Those times of grieving are a part of the healing process, and they offer opportunities to show love to your new spouse.
After the death of her oldest, Paulette helped her other children take steps toward finding their own path and moving forward in their grief.
Moms who miscarry, or carry a baby with a fatal diagnosis to term, speak of how the grief and trauma can be compounded by the reactions of other people.
Whether a baby survives for just weeks or for several months in the womb, there’s a profound loss of the hopes and dreams that parents carry in their hearts from the moment they learn they’re pregnant.