Elevate You.

The best wellness and mental health articles written for you, by professionals.

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Raising children isn't like baking cookies - James MacDonald

Chaplain Mark O’Reilly

Do not fall into Rebekah’s trap, where you hate your life and see no evidence of God’s goodness in it if He won’t do this, in them. Children should always hold a special place in a parent’s heart, but not in the place of God.

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Your Defiant Child’s Behavior: 5 Things You Can—and Can’t—Control

Chaplain Mark O’Reilly

In reality, once we let go of trying to control our child’s behavior and choices, we actually gain much more power.

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Are You A Consistent Parent

Chaplain Mark O’Reilly

I don’t think beating yourself up is the answer to anything. I think that shame and remorse only make the problem worse; they only make you angrier on the inside as a person.

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On demand

Chaplain Mark O’Reilly

We live in an "on demand" culture.

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5 of the Hardest Things Parents Face: How to Handle the Most Challengi

Chaplain Mark O’Reilly

“It’s helpful to allow your child to struggle. Change happens out of struggle and in moments of accepting responsibility for our actions.”

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Three key priorities to making marriage worth it

Chaplain Mark O’Reilly

observe - Reveal - Let go

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Share your schedule improve your marriage

Chaplain Mark O’Reilly

Current honesty can be practiced by revealing our planned schedules to our spouse before we do any activity away from them. Telling our spouse our daily plans helps us reiterate the schedule ourselves

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Trapped in a screaming match with your child, 5 ways to get out now

Chaplain Mark O’Reilly

“…Yelling turns you into your child’s emotional equal.”

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