Friday, January 28 2022 - 1:06 AM

Family Life

My Daughter

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It was a two-for-one deal. The day I got married, I got a husband and a six-year-old daughter—instant wife and mother. It was rocky at …

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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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Christmas All Year Long

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I’ve always loved the Christmas season, not so much for the gifts as for the spirit it brings. I always enjoy all of the externals—the …

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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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The Sin of Hurry

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One morning, I got caught hurrying again. I was on my way to coach our college football team. As usual, I’d tried to cram too …

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Too Much Screen Time

When I was almost 40 and had been married for nearly 10 years, with three preschoolers and a teenager, it dawned on me that I …

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