I Can Only Imagine Movie Trailer

I am very much looking forward to this movie.  It looks amazing!

Many of the people I’ve worked with in the last 20 years are parents who experienced a traumatic family event.  Now, their own children struggle with a similar situation.  My goal is to help everyone get through it in the best way possible, which is not always easy, depending on the circumstances you find yourself in and the mindset of the people who are involved.  Even some of the professionals have scars that they carry, scars that create their own toxic contributions to conflict or family drama.  Still, no one should ever give up hope for a better family life.

I enjoy working with parents, regardless of what they have done in the past or how difficult their situations may appear on the surface.  While many shy away from “high conflict” families, I tend to embrace them, especially when I can work one on one with them.  Why?  Why do I do it?  It can certainly be painful and stressful.  It is often hard to watch parents who are hurting their children.  Many of them do not even realize their part in the struggle, but for those who take the little seed that I plant and let it grow, the results are amazing.  For that reason, even if there might only be a handful in hundreds, I am compelled to continue working with parents.  Once someone works through pain, trauma, abuse or anger and recognizes their own piece in the relationship puzzle, their eyes are opened.  They cannot un-know what they know.  They cannot undo the past, but they can create their future.  It is a blessing to see and the effects are not just in them, but ripple to others, children, friends, neighbors, and the community.  Parents willing to self reflect out of  pain and into peace to be awesome role models for their children are the greatest parents I know and I admire them deeply!

Please go see the movie, “I Can Only Imagine”.  I can already see the greatness within, even simply from getting a couple of minutes worth of a glimpse.  Have a glimpse of faith and hope.  I pray it plants a seed in you!

Life’s doors Mediation Community of Parents Discussion Event

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Life’s doors Mediation Community of Parents Discussion Event

On June 14th, I am planning an event for divorced parents.  I want to get parents’ thoughts about working with Parenting Consultants/Parenting Coordinators.  I want to do a face to face group with people, but if you are not located near Brooklyn Center, MN, please get in touch with me, as I may want to include a phone conference.

I am hoping to make the process a little better for families, if I can. I have been formulating some ideas but think it is good to hear from others, too.  You may be able to give me some insight into areas where I am a little unsure if change would be good or not.

Please get in touch with me, and/or register for 6/14 the event at my website.  You can call me at 763-566-2282 or email susan@lifesdoorsmediation.com, if you want more information or complete the contact form below.