Tag Archives: Family Ministry

Why I tell my kids about my depression

If we talk about it, depression is no longer the elephant in the room. By naming it and talking about it (according to the girls’ ages and level of understanding), it isn’t me against my family, but us together moving toward health. Continue reading

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Special needs parents…Do you feel cheated?

Don’t you feel cheated about the life you imagined for you and your son? Continue reading

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The Milestone Elephant

Some of the biggest struggles for so many special-needs parents are the emotions we experience when our children don’t reach typical milestones in the manner or time of other children. Continue reading

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What are the stats on disability, adoption, and church? (Post 1 of 3)

Does our church represent these figures? If not, what can we do to become a more welcoming place? Continue reading

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Making church irresistible for kids with the most common disabilities…

I all too often meet families who lack meaningful involvement with a local church because the environments in which we “do church” present unique challenges to kids with common mental health conditions. Continue reading

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Inviting our friends and neighbors to the party…

Is it wrong when we choose to withhold Jesus from the people whose paths we cross? Continue reading

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The anger elephant…

I have seen more special-needs dads destroyed by their inability to let go of anger than perhaps anything else. Continue reading

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What is child abuse: Definitions, signs, and symptoms

Unfortunately, child abuse and neglect isn’t rare, even if we wish it were. This matters. Continue reading

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Is the drive for success in Christian families making our kids sick?

As Christians, we’re increasingly called to lead countercultural lives in embracing values very different than those embraced in the society in which we live. Shouldn’t our kids be “different” in their prevalence of anxiety-related illness and disability compared to their peers? Continue reading

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25 warning signs for fathers when kids have special needs…

So when we are challenged by our children with special needs and the redefining of our roles as fathers, we are confounded. That’s because the measure of a man is actually determined by how he responds to the challenge of raising a son or daughter with special needs. Continue reading

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