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Spiritual Parenting: Gentle Goodnight


Spiritual parenting to me is treating your baby/kids as you would want to be treated. Not treating them as an inconveniences that need to find a way to self sooth themselves, be obedient at all times and not get in … Continue reading

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Ritual Child Abuse: An 8-year-old boy marries a 61-year-old woman


According to an article in the Mail Online Newspaper an eight-year-old boy was contacted by his ancestors and told that he should marry in Tshwane, South Africa. The boy and the mother who were fearing divine retribution decided that marrying … Continue reading

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How Should a Pastor Respond to Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse?


I received a phone call yesterday from the brother of someone who was sexually abused by a minister in their church when she was 13-16 years old. Without giving full details on the rape(s), he mentioned that his mother approached … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons You Should Attend Family Counseling – To Get Questions Answered


To Get Questions Answered I mentioned earlier that genealogy is important. It is a shame to have to go to extended family members, and ask about your parents’ upbringing. It is uncomfortable to do so when your aunt or uncle … Continue reading

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Why and How People Become Homeless


During National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week I thought that it was important to educate the public on reasons that people become homeless. This blog was originally published when I was homeless.  There is a very quick and simple answer … Continue reading

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Is Eleven-Year-Old Willow Smith Too Young For A Fake Or Real Tongue Ring?


Originally posted on theGrio:
Willow Smith recently posted a startling photo of herself wearing a tongue ring, via her Instagram account. The 11-year-old’s latest stunt has left many of her fans wondering if the “Whip My Hair” singer has gone…

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Mother Father’s Day Greeting Cards: Is This Male Bashing?


As we approach Father’s Day, it seems that the tyranny from women has begun early this year. I have been a single mother (parent) for sixteen years and to be quite honest, I am not a fan of my daughter’s … Continue reading

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Feeling Alone from a Teen Perspective


Feeling alone I’m sure everyone has experienced it. It’s nothing that anyone likes and at this current moment I’m feeling a bit alone but in a way I’m kind of glad because I feel one with myself. This is the … Continue reading

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Slurpees, Bait, Wifey and Other Names that Boys call Girls!


“I’m gonna save you- You’re going to be my wifey.” This is all I hear throughout high school. I never thought about it too much. I really looked at it as an honor. Like really I’m wifey type? But then as me … Continue reading

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How do I tell my boyfriend to stop buying me things?


Dae’Jah Cymone, our teen contributor presented me with questions that she thought would be beneficial to answer as blogs, for teenagers that are struggling to make the right decisions. The title of today’s blog is interesting so let’s get to … Continue reading

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Teen Blog Contributor: Words of Wisdom from a Teenage Perspective


Introduction Dae’Jah Cymone is a new Teen Contributor for my blog. She will talk about teen perspectives that can help us parents be more effective guides and leaders. In the spirit of collaboration, I have allowed Dae’Jah Cymone to come … Continue reading

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Teenager talks openly about Sex and Peer Pressure


I am a Fourteen year old black female who has decided to start doing a weekly topic of discussion; this will display my views and allow you to respond. Today I’d just like to express how I feel on a … Continue reading

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How to parent a homeless child- Building Trust


For many of you who have followed this blog, and are familiar with my story, you understand that I have endured some hardships in business that put me in a place of being homeless. As a result of this situation, … Continue reading

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