Friday, January 21 2022 - 3:13 AM

Susan E. Murray

writes from Michigan.

Finding Safety

Even in the best divorces, kids live divided lives in which they struggle to understand their parents’ behaviors, negotiate tangled family systems, and develop values …

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Deadly Marriage Habits

“It takes wisdom to have a good family [marriage], and it takes understanding to make it strong. It takes knowledge to fill a home with …

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Grandparenting

grandmother

Recently I picked up an imaginative doll in a gift shop and read about Danna. She has a company, “Danna Does Dolls.” Each of her …

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Challenging Children

Eight-year-old Jessica wasn’t an easy child. A bossy, fussy girl with only a few friends, she frustrated and alienated even those who loved her the …

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A Baby’s Joy

family with baby

Webster doesn’t usually make for easy reading, but the definition of joy pretty well wraps it up! As a noun, joy is “excitement or pleasurable …

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Older Caregivers

lady looking out the window

It began with: “In sickness and in health….” It has been a promise, a commitment, and a way of life—a very personal part of couple …

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The Words of a Child

Out of the mouth of babes you may have heard statements like these, “You stupid dummy!” “You dirty dog!” or “Jacob is a crybaby!” Perhaps …

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It’s Time for Bed!

“Parents should live more for their children, and less for society. Study health subjects, and put your knowledge to a practical use. Teach your children …

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You Need to Ask

How long has it been since you’ve had a conversation with your parents about their finances? If you are like most people, the likely answer …

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