“You Are My Favorite”

Beth Biggers I hear it preached in churches. The message is there on the regular be it subtle or overt: Self esteem = Bad. Self flagellation = Good. Now, maybe I am some kind of rare exception (although I doubt it,) but my struggle is not with believing that I am not as great as…

Measuring Your Child’s Value

Measuring Your Child’s Value By Beth Demme Early in our children’s elementary school experience I learned to dread the weekly folder. Very early. Probably around week two of kindergarten. My son has always been … verbal. Despite living without language for the first year of his life (he lived in a Russian orphanage) and then…