Entries by Chris Sasser

Your Kids Are Not Projects or Burdens. They Are Gifts.

** The following article was copied from www.thegospelcoalition.org. A sweet friend said she enjoyed watching my wife and me smile and wave and delight on the Sundays when our 5-year-old daughter sings in the children’s choir. Indeed, there is a deep joy—a gleeful celebration—in watching our little angel sing praises to the Lord, complete with […]

What Motivates Teenagers on Social Media

** The following article was copied from www.theparentcue.org. Often parents feel like kids are tethered to their phones, constantly glancing or full-on staring into a screen. It’s unnerving. But before we judge kids or insist they “put that thing down,” we need to understand what motivates them to check social media so frequently. At the […]

Blending Families During the Holidays

** The following article was copied from www.theparentcue.org. It was our first Christmas Eve, the dishes were piled in the kitchen after a traditional New Mexican meal of Posole and fresh-made tamales. The tree was glistening and Christmas music filled the house.  Fresh baked cookies and homemade candies overflowed tins to the delight every sweet tooth […]

A Happier Thanksgiving

** The following article was copied from www.theparentcue.org. It was one of those moments I was so thankful for and at the same time kind of wish never happened—someone explained to me what the key to happiness is. Surprisingly, it’s not making more money having everything go according to plan living with your every need […]

One Parenting Tip Moms Should Try Every Day

** The following article was copied from www.finds.life.church. Sometimes the demands of motherhood overwhelm me. All in one month, I’ve taken care of two daughters as they recovered from minor surgeries, planned my first daughter’s wedding, home-schooled, carpooled kids to soccer, and kept the house running. Am I forgetting something? Probably. But, I’ve learned one […]

A Surprising Place to Find Help for Single Mothers and Fathers

** The following article was copied from www.finds.life.church. I didn’t think I’d ever anonymously write an article about help for single mothers and fathers. I mean, I had friends who were single parents, I knew of single parents, but the appreciation I have for single parents grew exponentially once I became one. It’s hard. And […]

Helping Adolescents Work Through the Rising Tide of Anxiety

** The following article was copied from www.fulleryouthinstitute.com Lately I’ve noticed a growing alarm about anxiety in our culture. It seems to be wreaking havoc in our lives. I’ve seen this trend in my counseling practice, in questions I get when I’m speaking at churches and organizations, and in what I hear in my day-to-day […]