Tag Archives: Parenting

Marriage: Kids, the Great Lightning Rod

  [A series of posts based on a letter to SJ from 18 months ago] SJ was the better parent, in many ways. There.  I admitted a hard truth. But then, there is MY side to this story. I believe … Continue reading

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The Little Things

    Five years into our marriage I would have told you that it might have been a sad mistake, but there were three little beings involved and we loved them very much.  After ten years I would have had … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry About Tomorrow

There has been precious little sharing of “wisdom” on this blog of late.  In some seasons there seems to be a real deficit of wise thoughts.  And this, I realize, is just life. We’ve had a roller coaster ride over … Continue reading

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Adult Children of Difficult Parents

  Mom. Dad.  Mother.  Father.  Mommy.  Daddy. These names can evoke a myriad of feelings for most of us.  Love.  Warmth.  Caring.  Affection.  Fear.  Sadness.  Anger.  Yet more times than not, it seems that at least one of these names … Continue reading

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God’s Plan for Sexuality and Purity

When our kids were preteens, we took each one individually on a mother-daughter or father-son “getaway.”  The purpose was to have “the talk,” but more.  We wanted to introduce God’s plan for sexuality to our kids, in a way it … Continue reading

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The Tolls Parenting Takes on a Marriage

    We are getting further and further removed from the crazy days of intense, hands-on parenting.  Before the memories fade, I need to spend some more time on this topic, as I know that some of you are right … Continue reading

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Date Nights: Keep the Sizzle in Your Marriage

  You’ve heard it before.  You never should stop dating your spouse. Then why does it become so hard to do this? If you think back on your pre-marriage relationship/dating/courtship, you will recall how exciting it was to look forward … Continue reading

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