8 Lessons We Learned as a Family

Our family is far from perfect, and we went through numerous trials and endured a lot of problems in the past. There were financial hardships, health challenges especially for my mom, and differences in character and personalities that usually led to conflicts and misunderstandings. In fact, our home used to be the last place I wanted to be in when I was growing up.

But as they say, the good will always outweigh the bad. Through the years, my family was able to overcome challenges and we resolve not to let trials get the best of us. In this blog post, I will share with you the lessons that we learned as a family. Here are some of them:


Religion: Promoting Unity or Division?

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Religion is one of those topics that I avoid giving a public opinion about. I think that this is a very sensitive subject and whatever we think about it should be kept to ourselves. But with the different conflicts because of religion taking place today, I decided to share my views, opinions and observations on the issue.

When Pope Francis visited our country, a lot of Filipinos were happy and excited, especially our fellowmen in Tacloban who were badly affected by Typhoon Yolanda. On the other hand, others were not pleased and expressed their feelings and views across social media platforms. This resulted into some sort of web word war between those who are in favor of the papal visit and those who aren’t—criticizing and mocking each other, all in defense for what they believe in.


The Untamable Tongue

Gossip—this is one habit that seems to be deeply ingrained in our culture and daily life. In our community, I often see my neighbors huddling among themselves and buzzing even as their day is only starting. This often results to conflicts and strained relationships.