Surviving Your Spouse’s Alcoholism: Friends for the Journey

God still sends angels: ones with skin, hair and belly laughs. Angels like our friend, Jim. I met him at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where I was the speaker for Al-Anon. I remember feeling at a loss for encouraging words. My situation with Randy and his alcoholism...

Surviving Your Spouse’s Alcoholism: Boot Camp Basics

In my previous article about surviving your spouse’s alcoholism, I compared the struggle with alcoholism to an intense battle. It certainly is a battle on multiple levels: spiritual, physical, emotional. At first, I didn’t have a clue how to...

Moms: Our Real Heroes

I just spent the past several weeks with my hero, my mom. Diagnosed with colon cancer in December, she chose to¬† have the surgical procedure–difficult under any circumstances, but especially at age 90. As her surgical team prepped her on that early Tuesday a.m.,...