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Blog Purpose

Raising children is a full-time, life-time endeavor, and just because your children leave the nest, your role and influence continue. However, many challenges (generally uninvited ones) appear from time to time.

This blog is designed to informally explore both the joy and possible adversity that accompanies the raising of a family, and by doing so, provides some possible solutions to improving family relationships. It started with the idea of trying to be more self-reflective on my own experiences as an imperfect parent, but I thought others could benefit and share ideas on the topics as well. Although the focus in on parenting, most of the postings apply just as well to any relationship, including siblings and especially those who are dating. Visitors are invited to share their thoughts and opinions on the topic.

Posts are moderated only to filter spam and unrelated/inappropriate content, but all opinions on the topic of this blog are respected and invited.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Dealing with Grief

At some point in our lives, we will all face some time of sadness and grief due to sickness, broken relationships, or death. In fact, death is one part of our human existence from which none of us can escape. However, how we respond to it can have a significant impact on how we respond to other problems as well. For me personally, I realize that life isn't always fair, nor is it meant to be. We all must face great disappointments along the way, but if we allow, they can help forge, strengthen, and mold our character as new challenges come along. Furthermore, such trials can help us become more compassionate towards others.

I would much rather be able to choose my problems, but when I can't, I try to accept the fact that such tribulations can help me build great resolve and faith to become a better person.


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