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Articles in Faith, Susan Lowry Cedotal, Tommie Loftin and Kelly Carmena

What Parenting Defense Are You In This Season?

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Defense is defined as protecting your goal. This got me thinking. What is my goal for my children? What values and hopes and dreams are we trying to defend? ... Read full article

Four Ways To Lead Your Child Through Loss

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Learn how to help your child deal with the loss of someone close.... Read full article

The Difficult Choice

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In today’s fast-paced world, the complexities of day-to-day living present many challenges for families. Families are often required to make decisions that impact their present and future. It is in this environment, of necessity, convenience, and des... Read full article

The Importance of Parental Unity and Teamwork

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Child Psychologist Dr. James Dobson said, “Parenting isn’t for cowards.” As a marriage and family therapist, I agree, and I would add that parenting isn’t a competition, but it is for a mom and dad who aren’t united as a team.... Read full article

The Mommy PR Goal

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“Mommy! Don’t go! Please!” These were the words that escaped my four-year-old’s sweet little mouth as I attempted to leave my parent’s house for a quiet run along Lake Chicot.... Read full article



Parenting Together

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One potentially divisive area that often catches parents off-guard is the method of parenting. It’s not usually on the docket for one of those late night conversations associated with young love before we tie the knot. But, as in most areas that divi... Read full article

Bless Their Heart

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It is a widely-known witticism that when you talk about someone in the South, one can self-pardon by simply adding the words, “bless their heart.” The reality is, what is being said rarely does actually bless anybody. It seems harmless enough, until ... Read full article

I Choose Thanksgiving!

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I love Thanksgiving and do not want to hurry it out the door.So, I plan to savor this season until November 24. Then I will focus on Christmas. But until then, you can find me dreaming of green bean casserole, applesauce jello, and rice dressing. ... Read full article

Breaking the Silence of Secrets

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Our children watch to see how we honor our own words. Do we jump quickly to the punishment, or are we willing to offer grace and forgiveness? In Psalms 32, we hear that keeping silence is a heavy burden that causes us to feel as if we are wasting awa... Read full article

Awaiting the Dawn

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“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” This lyric, from the song “Closing Time,” oddly articulates the bittersweet paradox signified by Good Friday and Easter. If we really want to live for others, we must be willing to die to s... Read full article

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