Five Longings of a TCK’s Heart

Have you ever ached to know what your TCK is thinking? To discern what they need to hear from you? To glimpse into the longings of their heart? As TCKs, we have many hidden yearnings tucked deep within us, but many of us refuse to articulate them to our parents. We often choose silence in…

FIGT: The Impact of Vulnerability on Relationships

(Part 2) During the Families in Global Transition Conference (see my previous article ‘FIGT (Part 1)’ to read more about it here), I attended Chris O’Shaughnessy’s session, “Changing our Concept of Home to Find Hope.” Ready to cover his session as a Writer in Residence, I sat down among the audience with my laptop. I was…

FIGT: Connections and Takeaways

(Part 1) March 6-8, I attended the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) Conference in Washington DC as a Writer in Residence. As one of the four writing scholars for FIGT, our task was to interview two expat experts, cover the FIGT sessions, and then write articles about each presentation. (This writing residency was founded last…