When it is time to evaluate adoption agencies, consider these pros and cons.
Why Daddies Matter
Having a baby is one of the most demanding things a woman can do. Having the help of a husband is invaluable.
When Eliana Joy died from severe brain abnormalities, her parents faced the toughest test they'd ever faced.
In Sickness in Health
What happens when your husband is involved in an accident and is no longer able to be the leader in your relationship?
Who Needs Counseling?
Counseling is sometimes perceived as a "last resort," rather than a valuable source of help.
A Spiritual RX for Healthy Mind and Body
A new study of bereaved spouses shows a significant link between religious faith and the ability to heal after a loss. It's just one more confirmation of the faith/health connection.
An Act of Grace
In the midst of ethical ambiguity, one infertility treatment is a welcome development.
Born too Soon
As with many instances of preterm labor, there was no reason, no explanation, for my wife's water breaking at 27 weeks.
Empty Nest or Emptiness?
After a dozen years as a single parent, Dan sends his youngest child off to college. Depressed and lonely, he finds himself calling her every day. What should Dan do about the emptiness he feels?
Filling the Holes in Our Souls
When harmless "hobbies" become compulsions, it may be time to take a closer look at the emotional deficits in our lives.
Getting Positive About Midlife Changes
Our culture may worship it, but physical beauty is not what ultimately matters. Women in midlife can reject negativity and learn to make peace with the aging process.
Honey, I'm Pregnant!?
Even married women can get caught by surprise. So what do you do when you're pregnant and you didn't mean to be?
Adoptive and birth parents need to make special considerations they live in different states.
These special memory albums can help your adopted child piece together the past.
When you move, you pack more than just your stuff ??? your emotions often get put in boxes, too.
Moving For Him
I knew He loved me, but until I moved, I didn't know how much I needed His love.
Preparing for Change
Surviving one of life's most turbulent passages comes down to preparation, communication and a whole lot of understanding.
Find out how to solve problems in your marriage before they arise.
Suffering Toward God
Facing their daughter's death forces one couple to answer life's hardest questions.
Surviving the Change of Life
The effects of menopause are so varied that it can be a different experience for every woman who goes through it. Whatever your experience, you can keep it from taking over your life.
The Psychological Side of Pregnancy
While a woman experiences radical physiological changes during the months before birth, every mother-to-be also undergoes profound psychological changes.
The Real You
Moving may cause you to feel a loss of identity, but it could help you find a new one.
The Show Must Go On
One of the things they helped me to realize is that there are basic truths that will invaluably assist our understanding of the chaos and conflict in our lives.
When you begin "the change," it's important to know the benefits and risks of treating your symptoms.
Two Parents, Two Gifts
The differences in men and women make an impact on parenting style ??? and on their children, too.
The love a parent feels for her children is a great emotional risk but worth every fear.
We're So Different!
You know the physical differences between men and women ??? but that's only the beginning.
What a New Mom Needs
When a new mother discovers her own community, she is finally able to transition into her new role as mother.
When You're on the Move
As difficult as moving can be, there are ways to make relocating something to look forward to.
You're Expecting, Now What?
Some practical advice for what may be the most exhilarating ??? and frightening ??? experience of your life.
On Your Own
A lot changes after a divorce occur, most notably, the demands of parenting.
Cherish, Not Cling
Deciphering what can be let go and what to hold on to is often a major step in moving on.
One person finds a new beginning after a tragic church retreat.
Make Room For Baby
When a new baby becomes a part of the family, you've got to prepare your older kids.
My Mother, My Hero
My mother sacrificed her life to give her kids the best she could ??? and to help us be our best.
Deciding About Adoption
When considering adoption as an alterative to raising your baby, these answers may dispel adoption myths.
What Not to Say
Sometimes even people with good intentions say the most hurtful things.
Your New Family
These principles can help couples have healthy relationships with in-laws ??? and each other.