I've learned to manage my expectations for 'special days' over the years. Sometimes a Christmas will be full of grief or homesickness, not joy or laughter. Sometimes a birthday will be spent like any other day, minus a few extra text messages. Sometimes, a Thanksgiving will be spent home sick instead of feasting with loved …
Keep Numb, And Carry On
A few years ago I heard someone relate that there are all kinds of things genetic testing can tell us these days. Things like 'you are super likely to get such-and-such disease or unlikely to live past this age UNLESS you make some huge lifestyle change.' In the same anecdote, a doctor purportedly said that …
God as Mother
The Bible uses countless pictures, stories, and illustrations to help us understand the fullness of who God is – partially because none of them, in and of themselves, can fully capture His character, what He’s like, and how He operates. So as a quick review, a few of the ways the Bible describes God are: as fire, cloud, shepherd, king, father, husband, light, water, bread, a warrior, a lamb, a lion, and yes – as a woman and a mother.
Lust Is a Women’s Topic, Too (for FamilyLife.com)
If lust, porn and fantasies are men's topics, women who struggle in these areas may wonder, "What in the world is wrong with us?"
Hi, My Name is Laura and I’m Addicted to Comfort
Comfort and safety are God-given desires, but when we value them above all else, they become destructive idols.
7 Healthy Habits of Marriage
If you’re dreaming of a healthy marriage, start with healthy habits. Here are seven to consider establishing for a stronger relationship.
Shout or Shut Down: Emotional Flooding in Relationship Conflict (for FamilyLife.com)
Emotional flooding makes every marital conflict feel like an emergency. How do you slow down so every argument doesn’t lead to devastation?
16 Unhealthy Habits in Marriage (for FamilyLife.com)
Why are unhealthy habits so much easier to form than healthy ones? Here are 16 to watch out for in your marriage.
Is Your Marriage on the Rocks? 4 Things To Remember (for FamilyLife.com)
When your marriage is on the rocks, it’s easy to lose hope. But here are 4 important truths to hold onto to not lose heart.
2022: Making Death Mentionable Again.
Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com I considered making "death" my word of the year for 2022. "Morbid much?" you may think to yourself and consider clicking away. Don't worry, I'm choosing "alive" instead. But I almost chose death because I'm realizing that thinking more about death would help me live better. My dear friend, …