Focus on the Family
It’s one thing to deal with normal life stress. Add in natural disasters, worldwide disease, interruption of school and work, loss of income … and the effects of multiple stressors
Our three-part series on tough love in adult relationship can only offer an overview of this complex topic. It’s important that you read the full article to unpack these principles and get a handle on whether and
The concept of tough love has been around a long time — and it’s been misunderstood and misused for just as long. The problems usually revolve around a person’s reason for using tough
Here come the holidays — and perhaps pointed expectations to gather with family. But what if you’re feeling pressure to be with relatives who you’re not sure you can trust?
As your child grows, the template needs to shift from parent-child to adult-adult. They’re not your adult child; they are your adult son or adult daughter. They’ve become your peer.
Learning to relate to your adult son or daughter in healthy ways takes wisdom. And for many parents, switching gears from connecting as parent-child to adult-adult isn’t easy. You know
Note: This piece gives a broad overview of emotional manipulation. But manipulation in marriage can be more complex and must be addressed with sensitivity and care. If you’re married and
Successis sometimes defined as “reaching a particular goal, achieving a desired end, and relishing victory over defeat.” However, success is often found in the process rather than a single destination.
You’ve been traumatized by your spouse’s sexual sin. However, with care, you can begin to experience moments of relief and eventually even refreshment. And if your spouse truly repents of