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A few tips for living with ungrateful teenagers

It happens to the best of us.  You’re sailing along, raising a beautiful, compliant child who is a joy in nearly every way.  Suddenly, almost overnight it seems, you’re living with a sullen fiend with a sense of entitlement.  Nothing you do for the child is appreciated, and in fact, he/she just wants more.  You […]

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Remember when you had little to be thankful for?

It’s so much easier to be grateful after you reached the end of a trial.  To look back and see that you persevered through a time of difficulty, and to experience relief from the pain and suffering (even if it’s only partial relief) provides a whole new perspective. I was contemplating this today as I […]

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Reconciling tragedy with praise

I know a woman who has endured some tragic circumstances in her life. For the most part, her childhood was ideal.  She grew up in a small town with married parents, three brothers and a sister.  They didn’t have a lot of money, but they always had enough.  They went to church every Sunday, and […]

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