Mami and Papi Know Best

Whether it’s inserting their opinion or establishing ground rules, the dramatics that take place in the “courtroom” of a Hispanic/Latino household are no joke. The battle may seem like it’s never going to end, but I’m here to say that there’s truth in the opposing view.

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Go Home and Love Your Family

If you have ever seen the movie “Lilo & Stitch,” you might remember a scene in which Nani and Lilo talk after they get into a fight. In that scene, Nani apologizes to Lilo for yelling at her and Lilo responds with, “We’re sisters, it’s our job.” Even though it […]

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When Flowers Aren’t Enough: Loving Your Mama

I want to make her proud by getting good grades, receiving scholarships, and just doing well in life. While these things are all great and surely make my mom proud, what she wants above all else is for me to be happy.

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5 Ways to Comfort a Grieving Friend

As a friend to someone who’s grieving, what are we supposed to we say? How can we help? What is appropriate?

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Keeping up With Youth Group Friends Over Summer

I looked forward to these nights because I was challenged by the topic or affirmed by my friends, but also because my friends relied on me to hold them accountable with their struggles and celebrate their joys. But then summer would come and the routine would change, leaving me anxious and wondering about the state of my friendships.

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Forced to Grow Up

With tears running down my face, I felt for the first time every wound and every scar I had been numb to for so long. It all hit me — I was not OK.

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To Those Without a Father on Father’s Day

Journeying through life without my biological father was incredibly difficult but I was able to find hope in and let God fill that void in a few different ways.

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When Girls Fight: How to Deal with Lady Drama

She had to say something that would hit you at the core, that would cause you to re-discover everything you are self-conscious about. And, before you can stop it, you find yourself caught in the middle of a full-on girl fight.

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How to Help Me Get to Heaven: 15 Guys and Girls Weigh In

So, I asked 15 people who I know are striving for Heaven, what guys and girls can start doing to help them grow closer to God.

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The 6 Lessons I Learned When I Took a Class on Forgiveness

I allowed hurt from my past to spill over well into my current life, and it was not healthy.

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