Michael Monroe

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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

Let’s Talk About Feelings

posted on July 12, 2012

For years now we’ve made it a point in our home to talk about a lot of different things. Talking is important for all families, and especially for adoptive and foster families where there is never any shortage of subjects…… 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

Remembering Well on My Son’s Gotcha Day

posted on April 5, 2012

Today is one of my son’s ‘gotcha day’ — the day we remember and celebrate our coming together as a forever family. It’s a tradition that we have maintained over the years, but as my kids have gotten older and their…… Read More

Around the World in 30 Minutes

posted on April 3, 2012

It has become somewhat cliché to talk about how technology is changing everything…but adoption is certainly not exempt.  I was recently reminded of this reality when a quick spin on my iPad turned into a wonderful trip down ‘adoption memory…… Read More

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Living the Dream

posted on February 26, 2012

Yesterday morning my daughter awoke to the sound of me singing softly in her ear.  “I love your beautiful brown hair…I love your beautiful brown eyes…I love your beautiful brown skin…”  Not really a song, I suppose.  Just something sweet…… Read More

Why Christmas Stinks Sometimes

posted on December 11, 2011

It was the third day in a row, or maybe the fourth. I don’t exactly recall. I do, however, vividly remember coming home from work and being met by my normally patient and long-suffering wife declaring in an overly frustrated…… Read More

My Perfect Child

posted on December 1, 2011

Christianity Today recently featured an article by Amy Julia Becker entitled My Perfect Child. I first read a version of this article years ago in the magazine First Things, and it both challenged and encouraged me. (You can find that…… Read More

Confessions of a Sorry Father

posted on September 1, 2011

I want to be a good father. I even like to think I work pretty hard at it – certainly much harder than I ever imagined I would. But despite my best intentions and in spite of all of my…… Read More