God Cares When We Cry
by Tom and Dena Yohe | Mar 20, 2023 | hope
We cry many tears on our journey as brokenhearted parents. We feel alone. We think no one cares or understands. But there is Someone who cares far more then we can imagine. God. He cries with us and He cares when we cry. And one day He will wipe away every tear. Until then, be comforted by messages like this one from one of the writers for Biola University’s Advent devotionals.
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Parents: 4 Practices to Try When Valentine’s Day Hurts
by Tom and Dena Yohe | Feb 13, 2023 | what you can do
Holidays hurt when you don't receive the love you long for from someone you care about--especially your own child. Valentine's Day is tomorrown and it is one more holiday parents...
Can Broken-hearted Parents Find Victory?
by Tom and Dena Yohe | Jan 9, 2023 | what you can do
My daughter was on the brink of disaster. Defeated, helplessness overwhelmed me. I get forgot how far I'd already come as the mother of a young adult daughter who had many...
A New Year’s Gift for Hurting Parents
by Tom and Dena Yohe | Jan 2, 2023 | holidays
Parenthood changes you. But when your son or daughter has a history of making awful choices, struggles with an addiction, mental illness or with their sexual orientation, the...
Joy for Parents in Pain Over the Holidays?
by Tom and Dena Yohe | Dec 26, 2022 | what you can do
Are you a parent in pain who has no joy this holiday season? Can you relate to one of these situations? Your son is in jail with an unknown outcome looming in the future. Your...
3 Things Hurting Parents Need to Hear at Christmas
by Tom and Dena Yohe | Dec 19, 2022 | holidays
Does God really care about the hurts we parents carry for our children? Today’s blog post is from a dad whose been there and understands - my husband Tom. He has something to say...
When God Makes Hurting Parents Wait
by Tom and Dena Yohe | Dec 5, 2022 | what you can do
Sick and tired of waiting for change, I wondered how long before for my daughter would be ready to quit drinking and making poor choices? When would she accept help? At 25 she...
When Thanksgiving Day Hurts
by Tom and Dena Yohe | Nov 21, 2022 | what you can do
This Thursday is Thanksgiving, the official start of the holiday season, but many people aren't looking forward to this time of year. Are you one of them? For parents whose...
Parents in Pain Need to Stop Doing This
by Tom and Dena Yohe | Nov 14, 2022 | what you can do
There's something parents in pain need to stop doing. I'm referring to parents, like me, who are brokenhearted because of the behaviors and choices of their children. They need...
Prayer Can Make the Difference for Struggling Parents
by Tom and Dena Yohe | Nov 7, 2022 | what you can do
In my life prayer has made all the difference. My prayers are to the God of the Bible, the creator of heaven and earth who raised Jesus from the dead. You see, I have an adult...
Beauty From the Ashes of Having a Self-Destructive Daughter, Part 2
by Tom and Dena Yohe | Oct 31, 2022 | hope
Today's post is part 2 of the beauty I have experienced from the ashes of parenting my self-destructive daughter. To my surprise, I found "gifts" on this long, hard journey. This...
Beauty from the Ashes of Parenting a Self-Destructive Daughter
by Tom and Dena Yohe | Oct 24, 2022 | hope
My life felt like ashes. Would ever be able to laugh or smile again? The ashes were from my experiences as the mom of a troubled daughter. My daughter, Renee, kept me in constant...
3 “Marathon Parenting” Tips
by Tom and Dena Yohe | Oct 17, 2022 | hope
The journey of parenting a troubled teen or adult is much like running a race, but it's not a sprint, it's a marathon. I was once in great need of some "marathon parenting" tips....