Parenting

I think my family is addicted to their smartphones. How should I address this problem?

I think my family is addicted to their smartphones. How should I address this problem?   Electronic devices are addictive and damaging to people when their use becomes a way of avoiding people; you hold them in one hand and drive with the other;  their use means that you are often inattentive to others; you […]

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Jesus’ Secrets to Saving Parents’ Sanity

Being a parent is intimidating. It isn’t just the funhouse of potty-training, bedtime (why won’t they sleep?!), sibling squabbles, schoolwork, table manners, and housework that threaten my sanity…it’s the knowledge that I have to navigate this maze of mirrors while actually teaching them things. Important things. I have to teach them, these four daughters of mine, not […]

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Serving Jesus Even When Your Eyes Reflect Poop

Is this what I’m destined to become? Recoiling with disgust at the abject prospect, I now eyed these women with cynical wariness. Yes, they seemed normal. And up to that moment, they had triumphed as beautiful, intelligent, thoughtful, interesting pillars of womanhood. But now, all of this faded in the shadow of their complete obsession with potty-training. Trapped in a conversation circle in […]