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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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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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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That Post-Retreat Parent Conversation: Here’s How to Handle It

They know you well, and they want to know what’s new in your life, whether it’s orthodontics, a crush or the Holy Spirit.

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Peace in the Midst of Divorce

“Do you think they’re going to get divorced?” I would whisper fearfully to my brother.

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How He Loves

When I run far away like the prodigal son, my Heavenly Father waits for me patiently and welcomes me home with open arms.

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Mother’s Day Bible Verses

How exactly do you thank your mother for being your mother? This year, I wanted to drop some Biblical wisdom that you might want to take to prayer and share with mom this weekend (or anytime, for that matter).

Here are some verses you might want to share within a card or note and some ideas for how you can tie them into a message fo’ yo’ mama . . .

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