My friend is a single mom of three who earns minimum wage and can barely make her mortgage payments. And yet she buys organic fruit, veggies, dairy and meat – which is such a waste of money! According to me, of course – not according… Read More »Do You Judge Your Friend’s Spending Habits? Loving What Is
Hearing someone you love say “I don’t love you anymore” may cause you more pain than any other words you’ve ever heard. The rejection and abandonment is heartbreaking. The loss and shock is unbelievable. I know how it feels, but I have no quick or… Read More »How to Accept the Most Painful Words You’ll Ever Hear
Feeling lost and unwanted – like no one cares about you – is a normal part of life for everyone. No matter how unhappy or unloved you feel right now, know that you are not alone. Every human being, no matter how loved or happy… Read More »What to Remember When You Feel Like No One Cares
Coping with abusive parents is hard even if you can escape by going to school, work, or to a friend’s place. But how do you survive the abuse when you’re stuck in the house? You can’t just pack up and leave home – especially if… Read More »How to Cope With Abuse When You Can’t Leave Home
Believing in heaven or an afterlife doesn’t erase the grief of a dog or cat’s death, but it can help. These prayers for the loss of a pet will comfort and help you cope with the death of your dog or cat. As you pray for comfort,… Read More »Comforting Prayers for the Loss of a Beloved Dog or Cat
How do you survive your first Valentine’s Day as a widow? After your husband dies any Valentine’s Day is hard, but the first February 14 is particularly painful. These ideas for coping with Valentine’s Day after a husband’s death are inspired by a reader’s comment and question. February 14 is hard not just because she’s a widow, but because it’s also their wedding anniversary.
Most kids don’t remember the first time they met their father because they were tiny little babies. But what about daughters like me? I didn’t meet my dad until I was an adult in my 20s. I had no idea how the meeting would go — or even if my father wanted to meet me! But I went to Israel anyway. If you’re getting ready to meet your dad for the first time, you may find my “the first time we met” story encouraging.
Some of us want to go home for the holidays, but can’t. Home isn’t what it used to be. Others of us don’t want to go home for Christmas, perhaps for the exact same reason. Home isn’t what it used to be.