Family

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Two sisters sitting together watching the sunset

The Secret I Hid From My Sister That Could Tear Us Apart

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On January 4, 2016, I genuinely thought my life was falling apart. I remember sitting on my couch, alone in my apartment.
Woman sitting alone looking out over the water

The Day I Believed in Jesus and Broke My Dad’s Heart

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“Look at what you’ve done by becoming a Christian! You’ve deserted the family tradition. Your father feels like a failure. He couldn’t keep the family together.” My mother was upset.
Woman looking out over the New York skyline

If Not for Her, My Life Would Have Fallen Apart

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Whenever I recall the good things Christ has done for me, I always think of Maureen Ong, a godly woman God used to bring me into His presence.
Abstract man biking thinking about his past

The Day I Forgave My Abusive Father

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I used to hate my father. In my eyes, he was a compulsive gambler, a hypocrite and someone not worthy of being a father.
Father sitting on a boardwalk with his daughter looking at ducks

Sharenting: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

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You must have seen it: Parents sharing photos, updates, and other information about their children on social media platforms. It’s a practice known as “sharenting” (a portmanteau of the word “share” and “parenting”).
Three males standing shoulder to shoulder

To Those Not Celebrating Father’s Day

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I have nothing against Father’s Day. My family just never had the practice of celebrating it—along with other occasions like Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.
Woman flipping through her notebook while holding a pen

A Letter To The Man of Few Words

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It is late October. I am seven and barely 90 centimeters tall. You seem like a giant to me. I reach out to hold you and my tiny hands are engulfed by your smooth and strong palms.
Mother holding her babies feet

Battling Futility in Motherhood

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My baby cries. I look at the clock and sigh. Quickly, I finish drying the plate and get him from his cot. Here we go again.
Mother holding her baby up in the air

5 Humbling Lessons I’ve Learned As a New Mom

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As I’m writing this article, my 3½-month-old baby is stretching in her rocker and “talking” to herself. It amazes me how much she has grown in these past months—from a wrinkly, frowning newborn to a chubby, still frowning baby.