TCK Blog Recommendation

This past week I was privileged to have a conversation with the author of the TCK blog, settledwayfarer.news.blog https://settledwayfarer.news.blog/2019/03/14/mk-i-am-enough/  (article link) I can write from a parent's perspective on caring for my TCK,  but I love to recommend resources that feature the writings of TCK's themselves. The author of settledwayfarer.news.blog is a brave, beautiful woman …

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The Restaurant Cat & the Tourists

Every single eye in the restaurant was on him as he returned to the table and his fried rice, but he was unaware of the rest of us silently entreating his wife— “are you going to tell him?” _____________ Our family’s Saturday in South Asia was going as usual. Around eleven o’clock we strolled to …

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Third Culture Kids: A Gift to Care For, Author & Family Therapist Ulrika Ernvik

I am excited to recommend a wonderful TCK resource to you! It will be available on Amazon in June. I attended a book release party this week for author and family therapist Ulrika Ernvik as she introduced her new book Third Culture Kids: A Gift to Care For. Here is more of the author's story from …

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Dear International Worker, Don’t Forget God is Writing the Story.

Dear International Worker,  Don’t forget God is writing the story. Accurate accounts of Him at work in and around you are beautiful, real stories worth sharing.   Recently I read about a worker who embellished his newsletter so that his work and relationships sounded like much more than they really were. He felt the need to …

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A Reblog. Taylor Murray’s “10 Questions Missionary Kids Would Love to be Asked”

*I found this article on alifeoverseas.com. If you would like to pray for TCK's and better understand how to bless them, please visit the author's blog address listed at the end of the article. I highly recommend it. Please see "About the Author" at the end of this article so that you can connect with more of …

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I Won’t Go In There “Naked” & What is a TCK?

"No Aama! I can't go in there! I'm naked!" "Sweetie you aren't naked. You're wearing a dress. Kids in America usually don't wear pants under dresses. Everyone in the restaurant will know that because they've lived in America for a few years now. It's okay." "No! I'm staying in my carseat. I won't go in …

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Culture Shock vs. Culture Stress

Most people know about culture shock, but culture stress is something different. When my family first moved to South Asia, we often experienced culture shock.  It gradually decreased, but for a few months to around two years, we had new experiences that felt either captivating or startling.  Eventually these experiences became normal parts of our …

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People Matter.

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It is possible to think about ministry in a way that is very different from what is recorded in Jesus’ life and work. Such thoughts can be unintentionally propagated within Christian contexts. Most of us don’t intend to veer from the beautiful simplicity of loving God and other people, but false thinking can easily gain a foothold in anyone’s life.  

Over the years I’ve picked up on attitudes or heard conversations that describe ministry something like this: 

  “If a large enough number of people can see the important Christian stuff I’m doing and deem it worthy, then I will be considered a person in the ministry.

“If I can accomplish a list of tasks in a really Christian way, then I’m doing ministry.” 

“If someone gives me a microphone and everyone else has to listen, then I’m doing reallywell in ministry.” 

“If…

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