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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

A Challenge for Adoptive Dads

posted on May 14, 2012

Watch as Michael Monroe talks about the need for adoptive dads to partner with their wives to work together as they lead their children toward hope and healing. Check out the Empowered To Connect resource library for lots of great…… Read More

How Do You Measure Success?

posted on May 5, 2012

Check out the latest video from Empowered To Connect as Amy & Michael Monroe talk about the need for adoptive and foster parents to remain focused on what it means to be successful in the parenting journey as we love children…… Read More

Precious in His Sight

posted on March 5, 2012

Empowered To Connect recently posted the following new audio resource featuring Dr. Karyn Purvis. Each year the Christian Alliance for Orphans hosts its annual Summit. At Summit VII in 2011 Dr. Karyn Purvis was featured as one of the keynote…… Read More

ETC Parent Training Starting February 23 at IBC

posted on February 2, 2012

Empowered To Connect (ETC) Parent Training is a learning and training experience designed specifically for adoptive and foster parents. The ETC Parent Training was developed by Empowered To Connect and is based upon the Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) model developed by…… Read More

Using Time-In Instead of Time-Out

posted on January 30, 2012

Check out the latest Empowered To Connect video, where Dr. Karyn Purvis talks about the use of ‘time-in’ instead of ‘time-out’ to effectively correct and train our children.  As she explains, this important strategy promotes healthy development and secure connection,…… Read More

Seeing with Eyes of Compassion

posted on January 27, 2012

I’ve written previously about the need for adoptive and foster parents (and all parents, for that matter) to see their children with eyes of compassion.  Jen and Loren Decker understand this.  I met Jen over a year ago at a…… Read More