After the Storm

May 20, 2013 A devastating, killer tornado struck. But the lives of this woman and her family were saved forever.  Her husband had left her, and she was in the depth of despair, but the tornado miraculously changed all that. "That morning I had wanted to give up.  But when I faced the reality that I might have lost my kids, that I might not see their faces, or hear their laughter again, I changed my mind." "God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform." After the Storm &...
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After the Storm

Moore, Oklahoma - May 20, 2013 A devastating, killer tornado struck. But the lives of this woman and her family were saved forever.  Her husband had left her, and she was in the depth of despair, but the tornado miraculously changed all that. "That morning I had wanted to give up.  But when I faced the reality that I might have lost my kids, that I might not see their faces, or hear their laughter again, I changed my mind." "God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform." After ...
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Managing Emotions in Families

Emotional outbursts can be a burden to all who come in contact with them, and this seems to happen most significantly, and with the most damage, in families.  This program from BYUtv shows how two families succeeded in controlling their emotions:  The Candland family of Ashburn, Virginia, who had 4 kids in 3 1/2 years, and the Wood family of Draper, Utah, who blended two families with a total of 10 children: Managing Our Emotions
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Successful Single Parenting

Divorced and widowed parents with small children have an overflowing plate - often feeling their daily life is overwhelming.  This program from BYUtv shows the lives of several single parents, and gives sound insight into how to cope with such huge challenges by demonstrating how these people did it: Successful Single Parenting    
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Strengthening Blended Families

Families are permanently altered by death and divorce, so when single parents remarry, they and their children are now likely in a blended family. As we see here, building a successful blended family takes patience and time.  Here's how some families have met the challenge.  It's exhilarating to see how they go from the shock and despair of sudden loss, through the struggle of blending, to the satisfaction and joy of achieving success: Strengthening Blended Families  
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Worst Case Scenario

I try and look at the worst case scenario,so that when things turn out a little better, or even average, I’m happy. Look at the bright side, the old saying goes. Example: You have to drive across town, so you imagine all the bad things that could possibly happen – a wreck, traffic jam, carjack, rude drivers, slow pedestrians, car breaks down, no insurance (you forgot to renew, or got cancelled), hail storm, tornado, earthquake, nuclear attack, asteroid hits earth in front of you as you ar...
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