You may have come across acrobats performing the art of “juggling” in some tourist areas. The artist is usually able to juggle three or more items with two hands, performing in all different styles and levels of difficulty. This is indeed an art, not just multitasking, as it involves countless hours of practice to make it happen. Being a new father these past couple years, I have also felt like I am “juggling” all the time.
It’s no secret that the addition of a child to any family completely changes the family dynamics. But I didn’t realize that the changes brought by a child is even more far-reaching than that. My husband and I had been married for 12 years before our long-anticipated child joined our family. I thought I was well prepared for this change. However, now, another six years later, I have to confess I am still amazed by how our daughter has transformed my world.
Mothers, do you ever wonder why your children tend to project their anger on you? It could be because mother always carries the role of a caregiver, and she tends to be forgiving all the time. Yet that does not mean mothers would not feel hurt when children are angry with them or rude to them. In this article, Dr. Agnes Ip helps you deal with kids’ lack of appreciation and negative emotions in a healthy way!
Did your child ever tell you, “Mom, I want to marry you!”? My son did that when he was young, and I laughed so hard at that time. Now my son is actually dating someone, putting his arm on another girl’s shoulder, not thinking of me first like he used to do in the past…. I have the same smile on my face, but somehow feel sour in my heart.
In Part 1 of this series we got an in-depth look into the pain of relational heartbreak and how it often reveals where or who we look to for fulfillment. In this next part, writer Evan Jones expounds on the goodness but insufficiency of even our closest relationships to meet our needs for intimacy.
In Part 1 of this series, writer Evan Jones gives us an honest look into her own heartbreak and how it helped to shed light on where we as humans often look for fulfillment.
Ladies, do you understand your husband? We sometimes hear wives complaining to their husbands, “Why don’t you understand me?” Husbands often do not respond, so deep down what are their true thoughts and feelings? In this article, Dr. Agnes Ip helps you understand the four most desired emotional needs of husbands. If you can grasp these, you will have a more intimate marital relationship and a happier life!
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are busy juggling between different things while staying at home. This may make one pay less attention to the people and things around them, or one may get so exhausted that they spend less time with the Lord. As the stay-at-home order is gradually lifted, let’s pray for ourselves and our family to adapt to the changes in our daily routines again.
… “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world” (Ephesians 6:12). We need to start battling in prayer for our parents’ salvation and spiritual life. Let’s pray that God would help us have a renewed perspective toward our parents so we can see the Lord work in our parents’ spiritual lives and our own.
Learning to be genuine in our relationships is vital to building deep friendships and becoming more mature ourselves. In our latest prayer article, Lily encourages us to think and pray through the sincerity of our relationships and understand what keeps us from forging stronger bonds with those around us.