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What I’ve Learned After Almost 8 Years of Being Estranged from my Adult Child

What I’ve Learned After Almost 8 Years of Being Estranged from my Adult Child

What have I learned from working through estrangement emotions in these past 8 years? More things than I can write in this space, but here are some of the most important:

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

  A few months ago I watched the HBO documentary series Farrow vs Allen. I’ve never been a big Woody Allen fan. Since Mia Farrow was in a lot of Woody Allen films, I haven’t seen her in much beyond Rosemary’s Baby. And I think […]

Grace is Hard, And Yet…

Lately, I’ve been having some conversations with friends and family about, well… friends and family.  If you’ve read my previous posts about my prodigal, you’ll understand that he weighs heavy on my heart. Despite giving the situation to God, it feels as if someone’s left […]

There’s only One way to become a New Creation

I normally shy away from bringing up issues that have the potential to cause dissent.  Things that might be deemed politically correct, or “too” religious, or accepted by the wider culture we live in.  Except, the other day I was out running errands, and while waiting […]

I’m Tired of Apologizing

When I was around 12 or 13 years old, I can distinctly remember having a conversation with my grandfather, that somehow ended with the words “I’m sorry.” It was probably a meaningless conversation along the lines of… “Did you finish eating the watermelon?”   “No, I’m sorry.” […]