One thing I encourage us all to keep in mind is that God is a redeemer. He takes broken things and turns them into good things. It is always an amazing mystery when He does this. We are all here [in the Chat Room] because we are aware of the brokenness in our lives. In the midst of that, it is good to look for God's redemption among the ashes. Often kids develop remarkable character or compassion [while their parents go through a midlife crisis]. We find strength we didn't know we had and never really wanted [during such trials]. We gain insight into other people's pain, etc.