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 …

5 Ways My Husband Supports My Mental Health, A Family Life Guest Post

“Today was not a good day,” I darkly greeted my husband as he entered our apartment and took in the scene. I laid on the couch while the kids had some screen time in our bedroom. My struggle with anxiety and maintaining my mental health had taken a more prominent role in our lives over …