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, …

It Takes a Village: 3 Reasons to Parent in Community (for FamilyLife.com)

Photo by Kaboompics .com on Pexels.com If you came to my house and listened to me parent, you’d hear several things I’ve robbed and duplicated from my village. My kids are called “lovey,” and I say, “That was kind,” instead of “nice” because of my friend Erin. “If you choose to disobey, do things go …

6 Prayers for Marriage When You Need a Miracle (for FamilyLife.com)

Photo by Michelle Leman on Pexels.com When I tell the story of God pursuing me, I usually tell how He miraculously answered my prayers for marriage … my parents’. My parents’ marriage was often a battleground, the “D” word (divorce) brought up often. The summer before my 7th grade year, it felt inevitable. I headed off …

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