Dena Yohe Articles

How Not to Give in to Satan’s Lie of Parenting Shame

I have journeyed down the road of painful parenting with a child who has struggled with many troubles: addiction,...
7 Tips for Relief When You’re Drowning in Parenting Pain

7 Tips for Relief When You’re Drowning in Parenting Pain

Summer is here. I live in Florida, an hour from the beach. There's danger in the waters, and it's not always from a sea creature. We hear tragic reports of drownings from a different kind of danger: rip currents. As I thought about this, I realized something: parents...

How You Can Help Prevent Suicide, Part 3

How You Can Help Prevent Suicide, Part 3

Note: This is Part 3 of a three-part series. Find Part 1 here and Part 2 here.I'll never forget the day I discovered my daughter was suicidal.Paralyzed, shocked and overwhelmed with fear, I was at a loss to know what to do. I didn't think there was anything I could do...

How You Can Help Prevent Suicide, Part 2

How You Can Help Prevent Suicide, Part 2

Note: This is Part 2 of a three-part series. Find Part 1 here, and watch for Part 3 coming soon.You're worried. Quivering from nervous anxiety, you can't sleep. Your appetite is nil. You can barely concentrate on anything. Work is almost impossible. You're pretty sure...

Here’s How You Can Help Prevent Suicide

Here’s How You Can Help Prevent Suicide

Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part article. Watch for Part 2 soon.Suicide. The statistics worldwide are increasing annually. Your life may have been touched by a suicide or you may be fearful for a loved one, maybe even your son or daughter.When you see warning signs...

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Suicide, Part 2

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Suicide, Part 2

(This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Find Part 1 here.)Have you ever thought a loved one, maybe your child, was in danger of suicide? Were you terrified to ask, afraid if you did, your question could encourage them to follow through and end their life?Many people...

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Suicide, Part 2

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Suicide

Note: This is Part 1 of a series. Find Part 2 here."It's a miracle she's still alive". The psychiatrist's words hung in the air between my daughter, my husband and me. We had no idea she was in that much danger of becoming another suicide statistic. The moment is...

Running the Parenting Race to Victory, No Matter What

Running the Parenting Race to Victory, No Matter What

Over the last 14 years, my journey of being the mom of a troubled daughter has been like running a race, but this race is not a sprint, it's a marathon. It's a long-distance endurance run. My goal was and still is, to not quit, but to make it to the end (whatever that...

Hope-Filled Hints to Help You Handle Your Anger

Hope-Filled Hints to Help You Handle Your Anger

During the worst of my daughter's prodigal years, I never had any reassurances from God that her problems would resolve the way I wanted them to.An all-consuming dependency on alcohol and drugs plus the complication of mental health issues and self-injury threatened...

The Restorative Rest Your Hurting Child Needs

The Restorative Rest Your Hurting Child Needs

Parents of teens or adults who struggle with a wide array of problems pray for many things. We cry out to God, pleading for help and deliverance. Their brokenness crushes our hearts. We're often in deep distress. We're restless and anxious. Weary, bone-tired and...

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