The truth is, when the ugly stuff hits… when your kid is sneaking out at night putting on a fake mask at church using drugs drinking at school having sex getting arrested lying self-mutilating You may get blamed. You may be criticized, sometimes from the people you would LEAST expect it. In our case, our […]
No Ringy, No Dingy: The Time Parents Interrupted Purity Culture. When the youth pastor became too emphatic about having sex on his wedding night, we parents stepped in.
Some things must just be experienced, be they hard times like homelessness and learning from your mistakes, or questioning sexual identity. Our support during that experience can mean the key to their success or failure, even as adults.
“Your kids will always be your kids”, they told us, “no matter how old they are.” And it’s true. You never, ever stop being a parent. In our late twenties we got an inkling of this idea, when the relationship my husband had with his dad became so important. He was the idea-bouncer, the one […]