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Empowered to Connect – Prepare Course

posted on October 6, 2014

Empowered To Connect (ETC) Parent Training is an interactive learning experience designed specifically for adoptive and foster parents and those who have not yet adopted or begun fostering. The ETC Parent Training was developed by Michael & Amy Monroe and…… Read More


Training for Adoptive & Foster Parents

posted on February 6, 2013

If you are an adoptive or foster parent and you live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, we would like to invite you to join us for the Empowered To Connect Parenting Training — Connect Course. ETC Parent Training was developed…… Read More


Easier Said Than Done

posted on January 18, 2013

People who make things look easy really get on my nerves.  You know who I’m talking about.  Ever watched one of those cooking shows on TV?  You see them making some recipe in 10 easy steps and it always comes…… Read More

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The Whole-Brain Child — Discussion Guides

posted on November 11, 2012

The Whole Brain Child, by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., states in the subtitle that it offers twelve revolutionary strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind. This book wants to help parents understand that our children’s brains are still…… Read More


Ten Questions Adoptive Parents Often Ask

posted on September 19, 2012

Empowered To Connect is offering a new video series entitled Ten Questions Adoptive Parents Often Ask. ETC will be releasing a new video each Wednesday on the Empowered To Connect website. Here are the three videos in this series released…… Read More

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Can You Say You’re Sorry?

posted on September 4, 2012

Sometimes, the baby wakes up at 5 am with a fever, and your 4 year old comes bouncing in an hour later excited for the first day of school. As you are struggling to wake up, sort through what a…… Read More

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…And They Lived Faithfully Ever After

posted on September 3, 2012

His Master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant…” Matthew 25:21 (NIV) Everyone loves a story with a happy ending.  It’s the stuff that best-selling books and box office hits are made of.  Happy endings lift our spirits and inspire…… Read More


Putting It All Together

posted on August 28, 2012

It’s amazing to see what happens as moms and dads really grab hold of the principles and strategies offered by Empowered To Connect and mix them with their own God-given creativity, insight, and understanding. For example, this blog post by…… Read More


Upcoming Empowered to Connect Conferences

posted on June 22, 2012

Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope, hosts the Empowered To Connect Conference — a two-day conference designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals better understand how to connect with “children from hard places” in order to help them heal…… Read More

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The Dog Days of Summer

posted on June 18, 2012

Summer is in full swing and it seems like déjà vu all over again. I’ve written in the past about the challenges that summer presents for me as a mom. In listening to many of my friends, it sounds like I…… Read More