Chaos crashed into our front doors and confronted us to show what we are made of. 

Here we stand, in the fire of that uninvited challenge, this nightmare that is real; girding up every shred of our abilities and resources to meet this cruel acid test. Renouncing hugs, things that we love, and love to do – having our homes turn into schools, gyms, playgrounds and recreation centers… For many of us who have explored the deeper issues of life, we seek a space to hold us in the sanctity of certainty. Because on the outside, certainty is not there, (was it ever?) and may not be for a long time. Is there a place we can go to feel a sense of certainty and safety?


It’s time to go inside where our inner resources lie. There, we can access a higher hope and find out what we’re really made of. There, we can push the margins of possibility to a new, yet unborn, horizon.

How do we do this?

 I found a way, and here’s how it happened:

As a former divorced and struggling welfare Mom, I experienced the desperation of adversity. I had no resources and no one to go to. To survive, and ultimately thrive, I created a non-denominational life journey based on biblical concepts that I eventually put into an audio. With consistent use, the contents gave me solace, balance, structure and hope, and eventually lifted me out of poverty. More importantly, the contents of this audio gave me the spiritual grit that comes from the feeling of certainty along with an unshakable faith that I was, and am, more than I ever believed I was. I found my emotional and spiritual center, and what I was really made of.

The Parent Mentor: The Complete Guide to Raising Today’s Child

Arlene Karian

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