A child or teen suicide attempt represents much more than a medical problem. It represents a young person in crisis, crying out for help.
Domestic violence awareness is critical. It’s not a comfortable topic to talk about, and it’s a heartbreaking reality to face.
When school shootings occur, our kids are likely to be afraid, mad, and confused. Remember that these are emotions created by God. They don’t need to be avoided, ignored, or silenced. However, as parents, we can direct our children towards the hope that God offers.
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.
If you know a boy or girl who has dealt with a father’s death, whether recently or some time ago, don’t be afraid to step up and help out.
As you prepare for the holidays, consider how God might be calling you to experience Him this season.
Learning that your teenage daughter is having sex can likely leave you with more questions than answers. Following the initial wave of emotions and panic, you might ask yourself: How did I not know about this? What do I do now?
While it’s hard to reconcile the image of a loving, righteous God in the midst of tragic loss, we parents need to stay focused on the sovereignty of God.
We saw him fall in and start to go underwater. Benjamin did not know how to swim. Suddenly, every parent’s worst nightmare was playing out in front of me.
Grandparents sometimes have to provide safe and loving homes for grandchildren when their children, the parents of those little ones, are unable to do so.