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As a parent, our role changes after our kids grow up. But, we’re not always ready for this change. Especially if our kids choose different—even seemingly wrong—paths.
So today, mom and author Mary DeMuth helps us navigate the rocky terrain of parenting adult kids.
And if you’re one of many parents in a painful season of trying to reach your wayward child, Mary shares how you can navigate your heartache, develop new rhythms to reconnect with your adult kid, and place your trust in the Lord for your child’s future.
GIVEAWAY ALERT: You can win the book Empty Nest, Full Life by this week’s podcast guest. Keep reading to find out how!
There’s just something about an empty nest. Sometimes you can’t decide whether you feel grief or delight. You’re caught between wanting to hold on to the past and letting go to grab your new freedom.
Empty nesting can be a disorienting time, but it can also become the very best season of your life … if you’ll let it.
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Let’s face it, there’s so much we can’t control when it comes to parenting, right? And yet, lots of us try to control so much of our kids’ lives—what they do, who they become, and the choices they make. But when the challenges of parenting become too difficult, we’re clueless of what to do because there’s no manual to follow.
Motherhood comes with lots of stuff — joy, laughter and stress! And, motherhood comes with one thing every mom gets and no mom wants… guilt!
One thing it does not come with is a rewind button! We can’t rewind and redo what we regret. But, that’s okay, sister.
We can do something to prevent some of the regret.
I answered the phone one Friday in May, just six days before school was out, and heard my tenth grade son’s history teacher say,
“Mrs. Rothschild.” (It’s never a good sign when a phone call begins with Mrs.) “Your son, Clayton, has a 69 in my class. He’s so bright and I know he can do better… I thought you could encourage him.”
Oh, yes. I was ready to “encourage” him!
I was upset, panicked, and feeling guilty that I hadn’t been more alert. I was a mixed up mess of emotions.
“I thought I had the parenting formula down.”
That was what my friend said as she described her kids’ behavior and attitudes.
For years, all their little bright faces, great attitudes, and constant successes were what she had always hoped for and then… what happened?