Family Unity

Be Patient Under All Conditions

February 14, 2013
Be Patient Under All Conditions

By Karen Tucker Lynch  As a mother I would sometimes get irritated with my children expecting me to respond immediately to their requests. I was already juggling a full time job, taking care of the household needs, participating in my community, and – most importantly, being present and available to my children’s needs. Immediate expectations […]

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From Rules to Principles

December 14, 2012
From Rules to Principles

By Karen Lynch  When my three kids were young and misbehaving, I would feel flustered and frustrated about establishing and enforcing house rules. The rules seemed intangible and vague. At the same time, establishing consequences for their behavior seemed inconsistent. I felt lost and unable to give them direction toward the desired behaviors for the […]

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Choosing Words Wisely

November 1, 2012
Choosing Words Wisely

By Delaram Hakiman-Adyani Being a Baha’i has helped me focus on the spiritual education of my children as well as their academic education. My challenge started when my children started spending more time outside the home with their school friends and neighbors. The challenge was their use of words such as “I don’t care” and “idiot” all […]

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Time is Love

October 13, 2012
Time is Love

By Sara DeHoff If you want a calmer, richer, more peaceful relationship with your children, learn to see that time is love. In this society, we’ve blindly accepted the adage “time is money” without seeing how destructive it can be. I found myself racing through tasks to get as much done as possible, always trying to […]

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Why Becoming a Baha’i Improved My Family Life

September 10, 2012
Why Becoming a Baha’i Improved My Family Life

By Venustiano Olguín Becoming a Baha’i has helped me improve my family life by inspiring me to develop a greater sense of unity among the members of my hybrid family. That is, between my children from a former marriage and those of my wife. The challenge here has been that our children were adults when we […]

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Happiness is a Decision

June 4, 2012
Happiness is a Decision

by Sara DeHoff Do you want your life with your kids to be more peaceful and joyful? Learn to see happiness as a decision. In this society we tend to think “If only I had more money, I’d be happy.” “If only he’d shape up, I’d be happy.” But happiness is a moment-to-moment decision we […]

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Positive Results in Practicing the Equality of Men and Women!

May 7, 2012

By Venustiano Olguin Living by the Baha’i principle of the equality of men and women has transformed my relationships with women, especially in the way that I carry on my relationship with my wife. Before becoming a Baha’i, despite pretending that I respected women, I was still inculcated with the idea that we men are […]

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Keeping the Family Together

November 23, 2011
Keeping the Family Together

A young husband in Maryland decides being unified with his wife is more important than winning arguments.

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