Do you tend to react with Fight or Flight?

You fight or take flight on the inside way before you say, do, or go. There’s a fight going on inside of you that is at war with what you want. The problem out there starts within you. The battle for relationship is fought and won or lost within your thought life.

Welcome to the Journey…

…where you can start from wherever you are, discover your own thought life, learn to engage others, draw them out, become involved with them on spiritual and emotional levels, and discover your triggers – the sins that keep you from thinking, listening, speaking, and loving the way, by God’s grace, you now want to.

For parents who have adult children, and for adult children who want to reestablish relationship: These are the ABCs you can learn throughout your lives. The blogs are dedicated to help you renew your thought life and from there, your relationships.

My prayer is that, whatever it takes, we will fight to build the skills we need to equip ourselves and our children to be discerning as we develop our thought life in this world. And as we seek God’s face, He promises that He will fight for us. He is willing to supply and apply the solution, the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, who reigns as king over all within whom He has placed His kingdom. He is the only One who can help us overcome in our relationships by saving us from ourselves.

Would you like to know more about God and how He has revealed His will in the Bible? Do you have questions about what it means for you to be a mother, father, wife, husband, brother, sister, son, daughter, or friend? Having all these questions myself, I will be happy to listen, pray for you, and help you find strength and comfort in God, as others do for me and continue to point me to Him.


May God bless you as you pray and strive to be the best you can be.

Ways to Use the ABCs Journal

  • Gift journal for mothering and fathering children with heart … and art
  • Gratitude journal focusing your gratitude on the parent-child relationship.
  • Connecting tool to help reestablish relationships between parents and adult children.

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Below you will find scenarios of relationship struggles and how a tool, the ABCs journal, can be used to record your progress in your attitudes and activities, in your thoughts and actions. So you can put down your word bombs, rocks, and guns. It’s not that kind of a fight. You can postpone your plans to make your big getaway for good, because wherever you go, there you are. Don’t just do something. Sit there.

Keep reading. Keep thinking. Keep fighting. Keep praying.

Anticipated Relationship

A woman with child who is afraid she doesn’t know how to be a mother, and wants to use her imagination for what her life could be like with a son or daughter.

“Hidden in what could seem elementary – the ABCs – is depth and opportunity.”
~Cheryl Reinhardt, Parenting and Creativity Coach, January, 2005~

New Relationship

A new mom who is troubled by her lack of connection to her newborn first child and wants to be interested in this new life.

“Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.”
~Proverbs 20:5, KJV~

Old Relationship

An elderly woman whose memory is uprooting as bitterness threatens to take root, has a glimpse of hope as she remembers that she can frame differently how (not if) she incorporates her children into her world.

Broken Relationship

An adult child or parent has been neglected or rejected and they are estranged from one another. But one desires to restore closeness and connection through initiation.

Bruised Relationship

An adult child or parent is discouraged at being repeatedly misunderstood and feels awkward and strained in his/her relationships and wants insight on how to break the ice.

Grateful Relationship

Even though life hasn’t always been easy, gratitude wells up in the heart toward one who has consistently inspired confidence and shown love over time.

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Order Your ABCs Journal Today!

The ABCs Journal can be used to record your progress in your attitudes and activities, in your thoughts and actions.
And, it makes a great gift! Net proceeds from all ABCs Journal sales benefit
Buy Now