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“Laura, could I ask you a question?” the woman attending my event asked apprehensively. “Of course,” I replied, hoping my smile would ease her anxiety. “I don’t want to offend you,” she responded. Now I was curious. “I don’t offend easily. You don’t last long in ministry if...

“My stepdaughter is breaking my heart,” Kristen, a stepmom, shared. “No matter how much I do for her, she just won’t let me into her life. I married her dad ten years ago, and I knew it would take time for her to embrace me as...

“Laura, my husband hates my son,” stepmom Staci lamented. “I’m not exaggerating. It's so obvious that even our friends and family notice,” she continued. “My spouse denies it and says I’m too easy on him and that I’m raising a “mama’s boy.” But the tension and...

Walking around the mall, looking at all the Christmas decorations and hearing familiar tunes, causes us to feel merry and bright. Right? Not always. As a matter of a fact seasonal depression is very common. The Mayo offers emotional guidance here  But why? Why does a season that’s specifically...