Child Custody Devotional – “Happy” is over…

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Child Custody Devotional – “Happy” is over…

An article by the founder of https://positivepsychology.com/ caught my eye, “Why You Should Have Never Had Kids (If You Want To Be Happy, That Is)”, and I confess that its half-troll, half-clickbait title got me.  ~ The thrust of the article, written by Seph Fontane Pennock, is that peer-reviewed, academic research supports a conclusion that […]

Child Custody Devotional – Vengeance? Or Patience…

…at that time I will deal with all your oppressors. Zephaniah 3:19 ~ Receiving this passage can lead us in a couple of different directions. It can engender anger, vengeance or wrath. I prefer, though, to receive it as a call for patience, humility and agency. ~ I take it as patience, that the time […]

Child Custody Devotional – On Daylight Savings…

“And they arose early: and it came to pass about the spring of the day…” 1 Samuel 9:26 ~ No, you didn’t sleep in more than usual. #DaylightSavingsTime is here! Spring forward, everyone. For the next few months, each day greets us with two wonderful opportunities. ~ First, arise early and greet the dawn when […]

Child Custody Devotional – Identify and Develop Individual Skills in Co-Parenting…

I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding. Daniel 9:22 ~ In #ChildCustody and #CoParenting, I think we give short shrift to ‘skill’ as parents. We oversimplify it to ourselves, in our own heads and hearts. More importantly, the Courts oversimplify it. Less importantly, the Other Side oversimplifies it. None of us […]

Child Custody Devotional – Practice these Things…

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me — practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Phillippians 4:9 ~ We love the word ‘practice’. It is fundamental to our mission on several levels. In its transitive verb sense, our #childcustody lawyers don’t “do” law they “practice […]

Child Custody Devotional – All Things for the Good…

…in all things God works for the good… Romans 8:28 If you have ever dealt with #childcustody or #coparenting issues, then something has not turned out the way you planned. It is self-evident that, if possible and with all things being equal, it is more efficient and effective to raise a child as a nuclear […]

Child Custody Devotional – You will Know it by Your Fruit…

The Maker is never removed from the Made. Put another way, “you will know them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:16). As our clients know, and as best as we fallibly can, we practice non-judgment at Foxtrot. The concept of fault is much less relevant than the concept of an objective present reality. But, as Jerry […]

Child Custody Devotional – PERMA-nent Custody?

Happiness isn’t just about feeling better, but that’s part of it. More positive emotions obviously correlate with well-being, but the problem is it’s tough to control our emotions and #CoParenting and #ChildCustody is chaotic enough without judging each feeling or reaction we have to something. ~ That’s where a model like the PERMA model, pioneered […]

This Season of Gratitude…

We enter this season of gratitude. We’ve so much to be thankful for…our family, our children, this day…this very breath.

Child Custody Devotional – “Good” versus “Bad” in the Judgment-Free Zone?

We’re lawyers so we’re big on terminology. From both a practical, legal and even spiritual sense, words have power. I’m looking at James 1:17, from the Christian Bible, today and I’ve got to make a note for the record. ~ So, the King James Version of the verse reads as follows: “Every good gift and […]