9 Struggles for Adult Children of Alcoholics

It is a universally understood truth that each person on the planet does not live in a vacuum. Every decision that you make has a ripple effect that impacts a plethora of people over a long stretch of time. Okay, maybe that is a little dramatic as many of our decisions probably do not affect anyone other than the individual. However, you get the point. We must be careful about the decisions that we make because we cannot be sure what long term effects they will have on those around us. Continue reading

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Pure Religion Is This

We do not have sit by while families fall apart. We do not have to watch children fall into a system that sets them up for failure and even abuse. We have a Biblical mandate to provide for orphans and children in need. Recently, some friends of mine decided to start the adoption process for a little boy that has made his way into their hearts. This gives us a tremendous example of a way that we can impact a life. Continue reading

Get Help

In the line of work that my wife and I do (we are house parents at a group home facility), we see many children that are falling through the cracks in life. In eight years as house parents, we have housed over seventy kids for reasons that vary from neglect to truancy to abuse. Not every parent that has brought their kids to us have been neglectful. Many of them are wonderful parents who have just lost control of their homes and are looking for help. Continue reading

Father’s Day: A measure of success

What would I have to accomplish in life to really feel like I am winning? Do I need to be extremely wealthy? Do I need to have fifteen kids? Do I need to own an island? What is the goal? Personally, I feel like a successful man is one who is living beyond his next paycheck. It is that guy who’s children’s needs are being met. A successful dude is taking care of the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of his wife. If I am meeting these goals, I am winning at life. Continue reading

The Rainy Day Blues

The vast majority of Americans today, would have trouble keeping it together if someone in their home became unemployed. I read a report recently stating that most households wouldn’t even be able to scrape together $400 to cover the cost of replacing their tires. We are told over and over to save money and prepare for a rainy day. However, most of America has not taken this advice or have found themselves in situations that prevent this. Continue reading