- Ellen is open and honest in this post about about when children struggle with mental health issues.
A seven year old shouldn’t need to see a therapist because of a struggle with low-self esteem, or because they feel lonely even when they are fiercely loved by their family, or feel like they hate themselves, or have a constant self-dialogue that says, nobody likes you, you’re a dummy.
- At Chosen Families, Eric writes about coaching his son’s basketball team, with his son as the assistant coach.
My pride and my wisdom all came crashing down when I heard the boys won under Josh’s leadership. God’s wisdom and plan made me laugh on that day. And could it be that this ol’ boy has a future in coaching? It would be just like the Lord to take something we might call a weakness and turn it into a strength. To Josh, I say, “Good job, coach.” And I think this next week I’ll follow his lead.
- Jenny Hill is a friend of Ellen’s who has cerebra palsy. She writes this guest post about suffering:
Truly, the redemption of humankind and our salvation from sin and death are paramount. But it doesn’t negate the fact that Jesus also cares about the mundane: our earthly disappointment, our day to day pain.
- Joshua asks, “What is a good life?“
Then to alleviate my wife’s concern I inserted this statement into the conversation: “Don’t worry. He’s going to live a good life.” Days later, I couldn’t shake the statement from my consciousness. It troubled me. What did I mean by “a good life?”
- Jared shares his latest podcast on “How to Lead through Transition Moments.”
It is important for parents to not only get through transitions, but lead through transitions. When parents lead through transition moments, they are allowing their children to experience the process of decision-making, the feelings, and the frustrations.
- Jolene shares information from a study by Case Western Reserve University that found raising kids with special needs creates parental stress.