• The Spiritual Man and Woman

    I have very few memories of either of my grandmothers.  By the age of 10, I saw my paternal grandmother maybe once or twice a year, and we lived within five miles of each other.

  • Adoption – A Choice to Love

    Every adoption story has its own peculiarities; however...I believe there are some universally applicable imperatives or choices that are critical to the success of every adoption.

  • Who Is My Family?

    As we usher in a new year, we have much to be thankful for: we made it through a global pandemic!  Covid-19 has inspired new approaches in the world at large: a number of businesses transformed an almost exclusive in-person dining experience to one that allows for appropriate social distancing; students are attending school virtually—receiving instruction, submitting assignments, and being assessed from...

  • Putting God First In Our Blended Family

    In my experience, I’ve found that the most important rule in the blended family relationship is...

  • Fighting For Family

    I brought my children to church but I never focused on them being in church beyond attendance. Outside of service, there was little to no family time focused on God.

  • Caregiver 101

    We often think about the impact on children, but there is also an impact on the parent. It’s not easy for parents who have lived independently for years...

  • Caregiver Of A Spouse

    Sickness can strike at any age. Now you find yourself being the caregiver to your spouse due to a chronic illness and/or a long-term disability.

  • A Different World

    No one chooses the family they are born into. Children do not have a choice who their parents are. This is even more evident for biracial children.

  • Inclusion In A Multi-Need Family

    Just how can we include each member of the family when the needs can be so wide in range?