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I’m a Christian Pro-Life Adoptee and I Don’t Like the Baby Box. Here’s Why.
What do a mortified half-naked couple, DNA tests, the Baby Box and the Ritz Carlton have in common? Stick around and find out in this altogether serious and simultaneously hilarious diatribe of my everyday life. Who needs Netflix when you've got this conglomeration of...
You’ll Always Be Forgiving Somebody
Seven months ago I met my biological father, Gus, for the first time. Four months and fifteen days ago I brought him home to live with me, and became his full-time caregiver. It was the most amazing journey I have ever been on, and it was also one of the hardest. As...
How to Love Where You Land
When I first began to openly share my deepest struggles, there was an immediate effort on the part of a few people to stop me. For example, when I shared from a stage that I struggled -- and sometimes still struggle -- with clinical depression, or that I take...
The Perfection Trap
When I was younger, I fantasized about having the perfect family. Then I grew up and knocked myself out trying to have one. I have been married for thirty-five years. I believe marriage is about two people out-serving and out-forgiving each other. But for many years...
Are You a Pain Reliever, a Dismisser or a One-Upper?
People tend to think that whatever has happened to them is the worst because it’s what they’ve experienced personally. It's common to hear people attempt to "one up" people when it comes to pain... "You think you have it bad? My child was killed by a drunk...
Invite Dr. Shrodes to Speak at your Event
Dr. Shrodes is invited to return and speak at many of the same places time and again because the result has been an overwhelmingly positive experience with lives changed, and people encouraged.