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Forgiving Your ParentsHave you noticed how difficult it is to forgive your enemies? And it's even harder when they happen to be your parents. You know, when we're kids, our needs and feelings are so intense that the wounds and the injuries suffered during those early y...drjamesdobson2012-11-08T16:29:052,029 views00:01:41 Wounded SpiritsA growing number of kids today are suffering from an emotional characteristic known as a "Wounded spirit." Wounded Spirit is the title of a book written by best-selling author, Frank Peretti, about his own painful childhood experiences.drjamesdobson2012-11-08T16:19:05120 views00:01:38 Finding Strength Through AdversitySomeone once said if you remove the rocks from a brook, it would lose its song. Well, that holds true for you and me, as well. Author Scott Walker tells of the time he was asked to help some friends dig through the ashes of their house after a fir...drjamesdobson2012-11-08T16:09:0596 views00:01:40 Divorce Equals DiseaseYou may remember that during the 1960's, the Surgeon General declared cigarettes harmful to the smoker's health. More recently, of course, researchers have warned us about the dangers of foods that are high in fat and cholesterol. But something we...drjamesdobson2012-11-08T15:59:0566 views00:01:45 Parental BurnoutI talk to a number of mothers these days, especially those with younger kids who feel like they're suffering from burnout. If they have to do one more load of laundry, or tie one more shoe, they'll just explode.drjamesdobson2012-11-08T15:50:2782 views00:01:45 Be There, Dad!You know, I'm told that when I was a very small child, maybe two years of age, my family lived in a one-bedroom apartment, and my little bed was located beside the bed of my parents. My father said it was very common during that time for him to aw...drjamesdobson2012-11-08T15:50:25178 views00:01:48 Balance in a Man's LifeThe circus performer who walks the tightrope understands that one skill is needed more than any other, and it is balance. I remember watching the women's marathon at the summer Olympics in 1984. One competitor still stands out in my mind. She ente...drjamesdobson2012-11-08T15:34:06154 views00:01:42 Dating Your MateMany marriages, following the honeymoon, lose the wind in their romantic sails and wallow in the doldrums for months, and even years. Marriages that were once exciting and loving can also get caught in the romantic doldrums, causing a slow and pai...drjamesdobson2012-11-08T15:24:06105 views00:01:40 How Dads Shape KidsSomeone said, "If you connect a boy to the right man, he seldom goes wrong." And I believe that adage to be true. If a dad and a son, or a daughter, can develop some common interests together, the rebellious years really shouldn't be all that trou...drjamesdobson2012-09-27T16:14:0728 views00:01:43 Pressures of Moms on PreschoolersWhen there are small children in the house, a woman needs her husband's understanding more than ever. No one works harder than a mother who stays home to care for multiple preschool children. No one. Not only does she have many noisy responsibilit...drjamesdobson2012-09-27T16:04:0814 views00:01:35 What is a Grandmother?Some years ago a nine-year-old girl wrote a wonderful essay called "What Is A Grandmother?" And this is what the child said. You're going to love this. She said, "A grandmother is a lady who has no children of her own," which is an interesting def...drjamesdobson2012-08-22T16:09:0632 views00:01:40 Finding a Balance Between Love & ControlI've often been asked, "Which is more damaging to children? A parenting style that's very authoritarian and rigid, or one that's permissive and loose?" Actually, both these extremes leave their characteristic scars on children, and I really would ...drjamesdobson2012-08-22T16:04:0428 views00:01:42 Moms and SonsYou know, many women these days report feeling anxious and insecure about the task of raising their sons. Whether they're single or married, there's just a sense of not being equipped to meet the special challenges of teaching and training young b...drjamesdobson2012-08-22T15:54:07119 views00:01:44 The Adversity PrincipleThere is in the world of nature a phenomenon known as the "Adversity Principle" which means that difficulties and hard times can actually be more beneficial to plants and animals than continual easy living. As strange as it seems, habitual well-be...drjamesdobson2012-07-31T15:19:5163 views00:01:45 Making Course CorrectionsIn the official magazine of the Naval Institute, Frank Koch reported on a very unusual encounter at sea. A battleship was coming in for maneuvers in heavy weather. Shortly after the sun went down, the lookout reported light in the distance, so the...drjamesdobson2012-07-31T14:09:0519 views00:01:42 Good Family ManIt's funny how some words pass in and out of common usage. I was thinking the other day, for example, about the phrase "good family man." David Blankenhorn, the head of an organization that studies cultural values, points out that this compliment,...drjamesdobson2012-07-31T14:04:0621 views00:01:41
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