faith, marriage

Advice for Husbands (from My Husband)

Today is our 17th anniversary. In honor of our anniversary, I am offering advice to husbands by way of a mini interview with husband Scott. I am the writer; he is not, so I am writing what he has told me. He approved it before publication. A few months back my husband gave some advice… Continue reading Advice for Husbands (from My Husband)

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faith, video

Prayermapping: A Multisensory, Creative Approach to Prayer

Prayermapping is a cross between a prayer, a mindmap, and a brain dump. If those last two words don’t mean anything to you, don’t worry: I will explain it in the video (and you can follow the link above to see a video about making a brain dump). This is a fun way to pray… Continue reading Prayermapping: A Multisensory, Creative Approach to Prayer

children, faith, parenthood

6 Reasons I Don’t Let My Children Work Problems Out on Their Own

I was a young mom with a toddler and a preschooler --the youngest of all the moms in the group-- and a few of the older moms in the group ruled the roost. They instructed the rest of us that when our very young children went outside to play, we were not allowed to check… Continue reading 6 Reasons I Don’t Let My Children Work Problems Out on Their Own

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Is Passive-Aggressive Behavior Hurting Your Christian Walk?

Passive-aggressive behavior takes on many forms but can generally be described as a non-verbal aggression that manifests itself in negative behavior. It occurs when you express your negative emotions indirectly, instead of addressing them assertively. It is manifested when you are angry with someone but you do not or cannot tell them so. Instead of… Continue reading Is Passive-Aggressive Behavior Hurting Your Christian Walk?

faith, marriage

Loving an Imperfect Husband

I have talked quite a bit about our husbands in the past --from the myth that somewhere out there is a perfect husband to what to do if your husband is not walking with the Lord or is unsaved to why I stopped criticizing my husband. Yesterday, a friend and I had a long talk… Continue reading Loving an Imperfect Husband

faith, illness

8 Things That People Say That Make Me Not Want to Talk About My Miscarriages

Almost 3 weeks ago, I had a miscarriage. Miscarriage number seven. Seven babies that I'll never meet. Seven babies that I held in my heart, but I'll never hold in my arms. This time, I didn't want to talk about it. If you've read my blog you know I'm pretty open about the stuff I deal… Continue reading 8 Things That People Say That Make Me Not Want to Talk About My Miscarriages

charts, faith, marriage

What Does the Bible Say About Divorce and Separation? A Chart with References

More than once recently I have been asked: “What does the Bible say about divorce and separation?”   The last time I was asked this, I'd just had dental work done, was still a little high on Novocaine, and was not altogether able to express myself well. This topic has been weighing heavily on my… Continue reading What Does the Bible Say About Divorce and Separation? A Chart with References

faith, myths

 The Stumbling Block Modesty Myth

I have not been shy about my criticism of the modesty culture or of the movement's misuse of scripture to back up its position. I recently stumbled upon an excellent article that outlines the misuse of scripture and how those verses that they misuse should be applied to our lives. Accurate Bible application to our lives… Continue reading  The Stumbling Block Modesty Myth

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10 Ways You Can Help Me with My Blog and a Thank You to My Readers

I have some pretty amazing friends and blog followers if I do say so myself. A few of those awesome friends and followers have asked how they can help me make the blog a success. If you’ve read my blog much, you know that I have severe health issues. In fact, just yesterday, my doctor… Continue reading 10 Ways You Can Help Me with My Blog and a Thank You to My Readers

faith, marriage

How Did We Get So Lucky? 11 Things We Did That Helped Make A Successful Marriage

You may notice that I haven't been posting as often. I have backed away from daily posting due to the condition of my adrenals: I am at high risk for Addison's disease. I am still planning to post a few times a week but not daily. Now, a tribute to my husband in honor of Father's… Continue reading How Did We Get So Lucky? 11 Things We Did That Helped Make A Successful Marriage