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Loss Of Identity
Loss Of Identity

Becoming a mother for the first time is an amazing and wonderful time in a woman’s life. But in between the joy of sweet giggles and the strain of midnight feedings mothers sometimes begin to lose their identity. Once you become a mother you are changed forever, but changed into what? Related: Discovering Purpose

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Unthinkable Loss: Miscarriage and Stillbirth
Unthinkable Loss: Miscarriage and Stillbirth

“We can’t find a heartbeat. I’m sorry, your baby is gone.” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing – there obviously had been some crazy mistake. At first I thought they must be in the wrong room. I felt sorry for that poor woman next door – I wouldn’t want to be in her shoes […]

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Sexual Healing – Grieving the loss exercise
Sexual Healing – Grieving the loss exercise

Whether our sexuality was stolen from us or we gave it away, we experience a loss. But unfortunately many of us don’t allow ourselves to grieve those losses. Psychologists tell us that there are five stages of grieving; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Writing out our life map begins to move us beyond denial to […]

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Extra sleep may help those new year’s weight-loss resolutions
Extra sleep may help those new year’s weight-loss resolutions

With each new year come resolutions from millions of people to lose those unwanted pounds and – according to the study in the Journal of the American Medical Association – their success may hinge on how much they sleep. The study monitored how sleep loss affects the secretion of cortisol, a hormone that regulates appetite. […]

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Do You Know Your Child?
Do You Know Your Child?

How well do you know your child? Most mothers really know about their child, so many fathers don’t. Ask yourself this question and the answers can pretty well tell you. If you score, say 9 out of 10, then you’re probably a father who knows his child. If you don’t, then you’ve got your homework […]

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My Child is Different
My Child is Different

Every parent wants their child to have every opportunity.  It can be devastating to hear that your child has challenges.  When Michelle and her husband were told that their son could not be helped they didn’t know where to turn. Related Where Do We Go From Here?

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Remind yourself you are a child of God
Remind yourself you are a child of God

This is part 14 of 15. Watch part 15 of this series: Josh McDowell’s self image story For the past 50 years Josh McDowell has traveled the world, talking with people from every culture and background. He has written or co-authored over 120 books and led many people to put their trust in the life-saving […]

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My Child is Different
My Child is Different

Story told by Anita Aubuchon, written by Alli Vail My second husband and I were married on August 5, 2000 and we immediately began talking about having a baby together. Although I was 38 and had three beautiful daughters from my first marriage, I wanted to give my husband a child of his own. We […]

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Ten Suggestions For The Overscheduled Child
Ten Suggestions For The Overscheduled Child

Ever wonder what happened to the family dinner hour? Or for that matter the family dinner half hour? Monday is Soccer Practice, Tuesday is Piano lesson, Wednesday is Church Activities, Thursday is a Soccer Game, Friday a birthday party  to attend. A number of events will fill up the weekend. Do you feel like a […]

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Losing A Child
Losing A Child

On her way home from the doctor’s office one day, Dorothy’s daughter went into a convulsion. They drove straight to the hospital, but within 20 minutes, her daughter had three more seizures. The nurse did not seem hopeful that she would ever recover from this and Dorothy’s world collapsed. “I didn’t know what to think […]

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