Wow, I can't believe it took me watching the film, Mr. Rogers and Me to remember some of his simple words and how timeless they truly are. I can watch disasters happen on TV and empathize deeply with the victims. However, I sob when they get to the part of the heroes. I always have. Just
How Can Seniors Cope with the Financial Stress of Divorce? So-called ‘gray divorce’ (i.e. divorce in couples aged over 65) is on the rise, with statistics showing that numbers have doubled since 1990 owing to a variety of factors - the most common of which is simply ‘growing apart’. Greater expectations of what a good marriage
We are born of spirit, connected to spirit, to God. We come out of the womb, crying, immediately realizing we are separated, separated from God, dependent on people who do not have a guidebook to teach us, lead us, to care for us. Many of these people may love us, but what is love?
My wife was killed 13 years ago. She was 7.5 months pregnant with our first son. And I was the one who killed her. Our story started like a fairy tale; I fell in love at first sight, then waited 2.5 years before her parents gave me permission to ask her to start courting, and
I want to share a video from my dear friend Zoe Wild who has spent a few months in Lesvos, Greece and came back to share the truth about what is happening with the refugees. I don't imagine that anyone comes back from an experience like that unchanged. She was so inspired by the people,
There is nothing that irks me more than the whole “forgive and forget” gig. Does forgiveness mean you had a lobotomy? We can forgive and still be smart. No matter what, safety is #1 and if you don’t feel safe with someone, forgive them, let it go so it doesn’t eat you up alive, but
As a forgiveness teacher, people often think that the most important thing to me is forgiveness. While I believe with all my heart that forgiveness is the closest we ever get to Godliness, I am all about safety first. Learning how to set appropriate boundaries and take care of ourselves comes first in my book.
“The most profound finding of divorce in the past four decades is that parent’s conflict is more important than divorce per se in predicting how well children function. In fact, children whose parents have a lot of conflict and stay married, those are the children who actually have the most difficulty psychologically. They have the
Oh boy...the pain is so real going through a divorce. Especially when you really do NOT want the divorce. How do you forgive and let go? How do you move on? How do you stop feeling anger? Here are 5 steps that I think are critically important in moving on: 1. Take a self-assessment survey.
It's true! Forgiveness: Heal Your Past and Find the Peace You Deserve is finally here in Audio Version! It is narrated by the fabulous Shondra Jepperson and was mixed by my dear friend Kenny Star! Amazingly it is on Amazon for ONLY $8.99!!! Please download your copy now. You will love the music, and hearing
When parents divorce, each member of the family is affected in very unique and personal ways. The age of the child, their gender, their relationship with their siblings, how close they were to each parent and a myriad of other factors all influence the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual repercussions in the months and years
I was listening to the news this morning about the 2 football players from Vanderbilt that were found guilty of rape. But it wasn't just rape (is there such a thing as just rape?)The girl was passed out, they did horrible horrible horrible things to her, one even peed on her and said "that's for
Divorce can be an awfully tough adjustment and sometimes the pain is so overwhelming it’s difficult to see your way to the other side of the emotional pain. It’s normal to feel like a failure, or even a victim, especially when the choice was not yours. But I am here to tell you there is
While divorce is hard on everybody, for those in their 20’s, married a few years and just starting out, it may be a bit easier as many of the things that make a divorce complex may not yet be an issue. Perhaps they don’t have children yet, don’t own a house or haven’t accumulated significant
Bishops are talking and Catholics are weighing in all over the world. The topic? Divorce With the reality that 25% of Catholics in the US are divorcing, does the church want to lose all of them? Will they be forced into taking a more flexible stand or will people simply give up on religion? Pope
It's been a tough year for black children in Florida. First Travon Martin and now Jordan Davis. Two precious lives taken by men who lived in some fearful alternative reality. Neither of these non-black "men" were attacked or had personal property to defend. They became scared and used the Florida "stand your ground" defense as
I just finished a 5 part article on the Gifts of Divorce! Feel free to go there and share the articles, leave comments, etc. There is nothing better than knowing that people can literally turn it all around just by choosing a different perspective. It is my hope that you can view your divorce as
The monthly theme for forgiveness this month is working with politicians and forgiveness. I called it “Forgiving Politicians…an Oxymoron?” I did this because I was angry and frustrated and I knew if I needed to heal this anger, others might too. There were a lot of things I was mad at, disappointed with, frustrated about
(The News Media wants Rihanna to stay angry and bitter over a 3 year old abuse incident) Like many in my generation, the first time I heard of Rihanna was in 2009 when pictures of her beaten up face exploded all over the news media. At the time I remember thinking is was good for