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Marriage

The God-Centered Marriage: great resource for struggling Christian marriages.

The God-Centered Marriage: great resource for struggling Christian marriages.

Strong marriages have become a taboo subject in even Christian circles. We are expected to tout the line that marriage is messy and hard and we are so flawed that we’re destined to hurt each other. As a mom with kids who are entering the […]

A few ways that mid-life is better than being 20-something.

A few ways that mid-life is better than being 20-something.

We live in a culture that worships youth and all that goes with it. Advertisers daily remind me that I need anti-aging creams and miracle fixes to make my middle age wrinkles re-wind the clock and bring me back to a better time and look. […]

A Little Encouragement For When Life Isn’t What You Expected

A Little Encouragement For When Life Isn’t What You Expected

Some people like surprises and some don’t. I like good surprises like flowers or a card, but I don’t generally like surprises, especially when it comes to “life.” I like to know the ground rules. I like to know what I can expect, and of […]

The One Thing I Want My Dating Kids to Know.

The One Thing I Want My Dating Kids to Know.

I have three adult children who are either dating or of dating age and after 25 years of marriage and lots of exposure to teenagers who are in the “throws” of dating, I’ve learned one thing that I want my teens to know about dating: Dating, […]