Archives for March 2016

If These Walls Could Talk
Faith, fear, and the truth that is setting me free.
Why Temper-Tantrum Parenting Might Just Help You Make the Rapture
Yes, being a flawed mom is OK
How the Gospel Is Wrecking My Life
Foster care, adoption, and the American Dream
The Little House That Could
How to thrive in family life

When You’re the Woman at the Well (+ Video)

The truth can be a scary thing. Child: Mom – Truth or Dare? Mom: {Eating my turkey burger} Umm . . . truth? Child: Do you love Daddy? Mom: Yes.  {That was easy-peasy.} Mom: {Afterthought} Oh…is that how this game works – I have to tell a truth or take a dare? Child: Yeap! The whole premise behind the Truth or Dare game is that ... [ Read More ]

4 Amazingly Effective Ways to Manage Pain in Marriage

There are constructive ways to deal with conflict and manage emotional pain as a wife, and then there are destructive ways.   I've chosen the destructive path a time or two (or three!) as a wife and if there's one thing I've learned as a result, it's that effective pain management is key to having a satisfying marriage.   Early on in my ... [ Read More ]

When a Trip to the Dentist Is as Good as the Spa

The sun is shining.  I’m out traveling.  A warm pre-spring breeze blows on my face.  My steps have extra bounce.  I feel invigorated!   Life is good. "Why?" you ask? I’m free! KID-FREE that is.  (Even "house-free.")  I’m out in the world without my kids, and it feels amazing!  (What a guilty pleasure.) I’m heading to the dentist – ... [ Read More ]