Throughout the season, we gather with family and friends to remember our blessings of the past year. What a great time to discover what items families are in need of as you make your gift giving plans for Christmas. How is their food storage and non-food storage looking? Do they have kits for everyone? Are they prepared to live off grid?
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When I was married to my first wife, with two beautiful children, a nice house, and a fairly successful business, I thought it was all just normal. That's what people do right? They grow up, they get married, they have babies and careers, and they buy a house. I thought of it as just normal. But because it was just normal, I didn't take the time to be grateful, until it was gone.
Your Hardest Family Question: Why Do I Feel Threatened by My Husband’s Daughter Who Was Born Out of Wedlock?
My husband recently found out he has a 45-year-old daughter he had no idea about. She was placed for adoption as a newborn. Years later, she decided to find her birth parents. Out of the blue, my husband received a letter stating that she was sure he was her father by what little information her birth mother gave her.
In the Bible we are told that the Lord loves those whom He chastens, and that enduring chastening brings us closer to God. In Webster’s 1828 Dictionary the word chasten means “correct by punishment…to purify from errors or faults.” But, to punish and to purify are not the same thing. Maybe that is why people aren’t sure if they should punish their children or not.
In today’s episode, Lisa Renda and I continue our conversation of the very sensitive topic: when women abuse men. We wrap up this discussion as we cover: Why do men experience so much shame when they are abused? If a man has betrayed his wife/partner and she becomes abusive in her trauma, how much abuse should he take from her? We also discuss resources for abused men to heal and recover.
At what point is his spending and our lack of unity about finances such an unhealthy behavior in our relationship that I need to do something differently? And what can I do? I don't want to create a bigger rift in my marriage over something that isn't a moral issue.