Fear

As I write this entry today, I am unsure of all the things that I will say about fear. What could I say that has not been said already? Fear, and how we protect comes in urges and in many forms in our lives such as to flee, freeze, protect, take sides, judge,...

Then and the more important Now…

This photo was taken at the opening of The Front Porch over a year and half ago. In that brief time between now and then I want to honor what I have learned from them. Our boys trusted me even in the midst of building and transitioning, in the long days of the unknown...

Lisa shares a treasured essay on grief

Our journey through grief over the loss of a loved one is real. Everyone in his or her lifetime will experience loss of one form or another. The loss of a child is the most devastating experience a parent can face. A piece of yourself dies with your child and your...

Parenting Children with Trauma or Attachment Disruptions

I was recently browsing the never-ending land of Pinterest, and came across this article written by Tracy Dee Whitt. It’s called “Why Consequences and Rewards Don’t Work for Hurting Children.” I thought it had a lot of good points, so I decided I’d recap some of the...

Marty’s blog, “Longing for a Father”

Father hunger is “the emotional and psychological longing that a person has for a father who has been physically, emotionally, or psychologically distant in the person’s life.” – P.B. Perrin As a father of four children I have embarked on one of the most difficult,...