Sin, Guilt, and depression

  Guilt is a destroyer of happiness, productivity, and the soul, guilt imagined and real, pulls us down and will destroy relationships in life and your spirituality. Too often a person with a guilty conscience may lash out in bitterness toward others.

 Sin is the root of the problem because sin leads to guilt and depression which further complicates matters and leads the person into a greater sense of guilt and a heavier burden of depression.

    Kind Solomon described this progression of sin and guilt this way: "His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, and he is caught in the cords of his own sin" Proverbs 5:22

    I hear people say, "we live in a sick society." That is a misnomer by sighting wickedness (sin) as sickness. If a well-known person is murdered, people say "We live in a sick society." 

     If teenagers murder a classmate, we hear "Our society is to ...

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Other Child Syndrome

This was written by my wife Becky and I as a combined effort to bring our professions together

The other child syndrome is a very real problem for families with two or more children. Other Child Syndrome, (OCS), is something I (Becky) created because of traumatic events in my past that led to extreme life-changing family dynamics.  OCS can be a serious struggle with families of a special needs family member.  It is when that child takes up all the attention and the other child, or children, are pushed aside, often without parental knowledge.

          I (Becky) have experienced OCC firsthand.  My family went through a lot and one of the pivotal events, that shaped my family, was when one of my brothers was in a serious auto accident that left him head-injured and in a nursing home for 9 years.  Prior to that incident, the same brother abused my sister and I.  Sa ...

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Do I spank or not?

     This is a tough call because I was raised by a spanking parent and even most of the time it didn't phase me, I did learn what I could get away with and what I couldn't.  So even though I do condon a good wack on the back seat, with a belt or wooden spoon, I also tell parents not to leave a mark.

    It is not against the law to spank your child, however, abuse is. I know this is a bit of fork tongue but I feel much of it depends on the child.

Read what Amy McCready is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and the best-selling author has to say about spanking or not.

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Your pediatrician recommended it, your friends swear by it, and your child’s preschool uses it incessantly. But, every time YOU try to send your child to time-out, the 5- ...

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