What Does That Mean?

Yesterday, a friend called and told me his son had been diagnosed with a mental illness that does not typically go away, even with treatment. We talked for a while about symptoms, his relief at knowing a name for his son’s struggle, and ways to support his son. Then...

Facing the Black Holes of Your Life

Leanne Vaughan – Sheltering Oaks Counseling I can still see the woman’s face. I was speaking to a church women’s group several years ago. Though the topic escapes me, I remember saying something like, “For some of you, there may be a secret in your past. You may...

Adoption

Adoption always involves loss. Many adoptive parents celebrate adoption day because their child is finally officially theirs. Some may celebrate adoption day annually as a secondary birthday for their child. Celebrations are great, but adoptions also mean loss,...