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Welcome to ChosenFamilies.org. I am so glad you have come to visit. We live in a world with God’s creativity all around us. We see unique beauty in the many things He created. Whether we look to animals, plants or people, we see God’s creative genius everywhere. Regarding people, we see the diversity of God’s handiwork […]

In Case of Fire, Do Not Use Elevators

Take the stairs. Expect this hard-won advice from my husband, a 35 year veteran of bipolar life. He’ll give it when your bipolar life is going up in flames. TAKE the STAIRS. Do not look for the quick fix, the push-button-for-fast-ride-to-terra-firma-elevator. There is no quick fix. No easy ride out. The only POSSIBLE way out […]

Letter to Struggling Parents

Dear Struggling Parent, You are not alone. The doubts you are feeling about whether you are doing the right things for your child, I felt those, too. If you’re wondering if your child is behaving poorly because of a hidden disability or out of rebellion and trying to manipulate you, we struggled with those questions, […]