STOP Doing it All…


I felt his hand on my hip and stirred awake. Glancing at the clock, I sighed. 5:33am. Too early. No wonder I hurt everywhere. Joints stiff and sore, I shifted for a more comfortable position.  Remnants of drowsiness rapidly escaped as the pain shot through my body.  Not off to a good start, this day. […]

Are You Destroying Your Marriage?

“You don’t understand, if I don’t do it, it won’t get done.” “He doesn’t lead at home at all.  He doesn’t even participate.” “Why should I submit or respect? I’m the one doing everything in our family.” My heart aches for those statements, and the women who make them. And unfortunately, I understand, because I […]

Dare Two… Childhood Scars…

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Upon returning from a parenting conference, my husband and I sat down with our kids, and asked them about things we had done that had caused them to feel abandoned, unloved, or betrayed by us. It was part of the homework. My son, a seven year-old at the time we asked the question, relayed an […]

I Rated My Marriage a 2 Out of 10

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… 1 was “awful” and a 10 was “awesome.” From today’s FamilyLife Today interview (part 1 of 3) with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine: Bob: Nina Roesner remembers a defining moment in her marriage. Nina: We were sitting around at small group, one night, and we were talking about our marriages. We’d been studying marriage; […]

It’s a New Day…


A few years ago, I had a rather heated discussion with someone about whether or not a good God allowed bad things to happen. I believe He does. If He doesn’t, then He’s pretty small. I need to believe that the Creator of the Universe loves me enough to teach me things – sometimes the […]

Christmas Morning… and Divorced…

If you’ve been divorced, or are considering it, this post from Katy will blow you away. She’s a new blogger, one we are humbled to walk with. She feels called to minister to others on this journey. Thanking Him for all of you today… Dare you to see the blessings in the midst of the […]