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How to define your family way

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Unless you’re a horse owner or a sixth-grader on a field trip, chances are you’re not exposed to a blacksmith’s back-br...

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How a hurting teen and a hoping-to-be mom became no ordinary family

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Quentin Shaver felt abandoned by a broken family. When he met Meg Cook, her heart already had a place where he belonged.

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Is God calling us to adopt?

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It’s not that I did not want to adopt. We weren’t against adoption. We just never had a reason to entertain the thought. ...

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Do tough situations wreck your family?

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“You’re ruining your kids’ lives by adopting a child with special needs.”   “Is it fair to add more ch...

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When fathers and daughters stop talking

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Have you ever been wrong about something for 23 years? I have. Until the age of 23, when people would tell me that the way I viewed my ...

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One way you can change your family

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Our family, especially our parents, can wound us deeper than anyone else. I used to get so agitated when I spoke to my mother that after...

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What happens when you realize your parents aren’t perfect

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There’s not much more in my life that I want more than to be a parent. But there’s also nothing that scares me more than the ...

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How to be helpful, not awkward, around your friends with infertility

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I remember it like it was yesterday. I was mingling in the atrium at church, hugging friends and wishing them a happy Mother’s Day,...

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As parents, are we developing character traits or setting performance goals?

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I love being a mom, well, most days anyway. Ranging from ages 8 to 21, my precious kids and stepkids often make me so proud with their ac...

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How my struggle to be a mom changed everything

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Charity McCants’ journey through infertility taught her there was a gift even greater than motherhood.

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