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 …
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.
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, …
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 …
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What Makes Your House a Home?
Chances are, at some point in your life, the idea of "home" will feel a bit complicated. How do you go about making your house a home? My 7-year-old daughter has lived at least six places in her short life. So recently when she listed “mom’s arms” as her safe place, it was a moment …
The Good News for an Unhappy Marriage (for FamilyLife.com)
An unhappy marriage is a form of suffering. But while culture suggests we avoid suffering at all cost, Scripture offers a different take.
Breathing Toward Freedom
I breathe in God's graceI breathe out God's loveSit for a sec to remember thatYou love me becauseYou love me Me, who chooses 'perfection' over freedomWho changes her color like a chameleonMe, who alternately struts and hidesfumes and criesnumbs and chases highs I try so hardI'm so tired of trying(I even try to stop trying)But …