Tips: Getting Ready For Your Adoption Home Study

Getting ready for your home study – some tips!

Here are some of the things you’ll want to do to get ready for your home study.  Here’s how it works when I conduct a home study.  The basic process starts with an initial meeting in my office.  During the meeting we go over the packet of information you need to complete.

Healthy Communication Tips #2

I hope you enjoyed the first article about healthy communication.  Here are a few more tips that you might find helpful.

  • Don’t be “Historical” – Stick to the Present
  • Talking Doesn’t Have to be a Big Deal
  • Don’t Get Lazy – Remember to do Relationship Maintenance
  • No Threats!

Tips for Anxiety #1

Feeling anxious?  Me, too!  It seems I’m often battling a litany of “What if…?” thoughts.  What if I mess up?  What if I say the wrong thing?  What if that person doesn’t like me?  What if I can’t pay that bill?  What if the car breaks down on a long trip?  What if that official letter in the mail is bad news?

Healthy Boundaries in Marriage: A Few Tips

The Bible  (which by the way is the first and best guide for how to be a human being), has a lot to say about marriage.  For this topic, let’s look at Genesis 2:24, King James Version:  “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

Daddy’s Girl

I’m the lucky Dad of two beautiful, amazing, incredible daughters.  It can be pretty scary to think about my girls being out in the world, being exposed to all the stuff out there that can hurt them.  If I let them my fears about this can drive me crazy.  It makes me want to say “NO!”