Growing older has its benefits, and its drawbacks. Life can exact a difficult toll on one’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. But growing older can also provide some wonderful benefits. You get to enjoy the wisdom that comes from experience. And for some of us, we get to know the incredible joy of grandchildren.
For many, growing older also brings certain regrets. If you are feeling the effects of a long or hard life, remember that God has a way of bringing both meaning and healing even where we don’t believe it is possible. Continue reading
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Ask a thirty-something single person, and you may well hear moans and groans about the lack of any suitable marriage partners anywhere on the horizon. But then ask the person who has experienced domestic violence, a heart-breaking divorce, or a chronically unhappy marriage full of conflict. They will tell you you’re much better off alone.
Before Al and I got married I heard two wise pieces of advice that can make a difference for anyone who is getting married: Continue reading
With all the talk about priorities, how do you know what yours truly are? It’s good to decide what you want your priorities to be. But the only way you know your true priorities is when they are tested.
My priorities have been tested this week. My husband became ill while I was out of town, and was hospitalized. Continue reading
First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes ….. divorce?
Few things tear a person apart more than divorce. When a marriage ends, what are the primary reasons? What is the worst part of divorce? What helps you get through it? These are some of the questions we address on the most recent Dr Carol Show. Continue reading
You get married, and think everyone should be as happy as you are! But in real life, blended and extended family issues can make things very difficult. Changing loyalties, different expectations, and family dysfunction can create heartache that goes on forever.
We talk about the challenges of blended and extended family on the most recent Dr Carol Show. Continue reading