The battle against shame starts in childhood

Since Genesis 3, shame has been Satan’s primary weapon against the sons and daughters of God. The reason shame is so powerful? Because it speaks to…


Five ways loneliness and isolation contribute to teen suicide and self-injury

Matthew and his parents entered my office and sat down on my couch.  Matthew folded his arms and stared out my window. His parents both took a deep…


Four practices that will help your pre-teen overcome anxiety

I don’t have to tell you that because of COVID-19, our world has changed dramatically.  Thanks to the vaccines, we’re beginning to get out into this…


How to talk to your kids about depression and suicide: Three questions for parents to ask

A recent survey by Active Minds found that 80 percent of college students have experienced some negative impact to their mental health during the…


When you feel like you’re about to unravel

It started slowly—or at least I thought it did.  So many wonderful things filled my life: three beautiful children, a job I love, a nice house in…


‘Meet them with Jesus’: Responding Biblically to Our Kids’ Problems

When people ask me what’s the best parenting advice I’ve been given, I never know what to say because I have the amazing privilege of hearing so…


Back to Blahs, Blues, and Bullies Too

Back to school advice is often about returning to an earlier schedule, adjusting to new classes, and breaking in new shoes. Once school has started…