Articles by Suzanne Gosselin

Suzanne Hadley Gosselin is a regular contributor to Thriving Family magazine and Boundless.org and writes children’s resources for several publishers. After having three children in fewer than five years of marriage, Suzanne and her husband, Kevin, who is a children’s pastor, consider themselves on the family fast-track — a blessing they wouldn’t trade for anything. Gosselin is the author of the newly released, Expectant Parents: Preparing Together for the Journey of Parenthood.


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A Sure Hope

“Don’t give up hope.” The words came from my son’s pediatrician a few weeks after my 7-month-old had been hospitalized for Infantile Spasm Syndrome (ISS), a rare form of childhood epilepsy. Born in December, Josiah, our first child, began exhibiting some unusual symptoms in early July. He was lethargic, would drop his head suddenly during…

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My Ugly Blind Spot

I hate it when I realize I’m ugly. Not physically, but on the inside. I don’t know why I’m surprised. Scripture is certainly clear on the ugliness of the sin nature. But it’s easy enough to fool myself into thinking I’ve somehow slipped by—that I am just a truly nice person. Then I’m reminded otherwise….

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Just Like Mom

I don’t know when I discovered I had become my mother. It may have occurred to me while I was mopping the kitchen tiles three at a time—always three—or pondering my unnatural abhorrence to crafts. It may have been when I cooked up a fiesta’s worth of tacos for my friends with all the little…

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The Truth About Tears

"I hate to cry!" The angry words rushed out even as unbidden waterworks slipped from her eyes. She looked away, sniffed and brushed the heel of her hand across her cheek. "It’s such a sign of weakness!" My young friend, who preferred to be self-sufficient and in total control of her emotions, was having a…

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Practice Non-Random Acts of Kindness

When my brother became a junior high youth pastor, he didn’t do it alone. Dog-Bear was by his side—or more precisely, on his dash. Matt had purchased the cheap, plastic bobble head at a thrift store some time during college. Applied with duct tape, the bulbous-eyed creature became a conversation starter and spawned a lively…

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Venting and Losing

I’ve always been a glass-half-full kind of girl. My friends will tell you I’m quick to look for the bright side of most situations. I’m not a complainer. At least that’s what I like to think. A couple weeks ago, I found myself in a depressing cycle. It started with my dissatisfaction with a certain…

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