Grieving Well Together

Grieving Well Together

In the past three years, we have lost six family members and several close friends. Some were expected; some completely caught us off guard. Some we walked with through their illnesses, praying and believing God for healing. Some we held hands with while they took their last breath. It has been a lot to process, to grieve. I believe in many ways, we are still … [Read more...]

Why We Schedule Date Nights in Advance

Why We Schedule Date Nights in Advance

At the end of January, we celebrated 16 years of marriage. We dated for three years before we got married, so at this point in our lives I have been with him for almost half of my life. Just yesterday we were planning our lives together, and now we have three children who are 12, 10, and 8. Time moves so quickly, so we want to make sure that we are wisely investing our time in … [Read more...]

The Power of My Husband’s Encouragement

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So, so many things compete for our attention daily—work, home, church, children, laundry, and even Facebook. For women, motherhood alone can become so consuming that it can be easy to ignore, or inadvertently overlook, the things that God is calling us to do because there’s just so much on our plates already. If anyone knows the power of a husband’s encouragement towards … [Read more...]

Our Kids Go to Bed at 7:30

Our Kids Go to Bed at 7:30

My husband and I have three kids—now 7, 9, and 11 years old—and I would describe them as typical: they love sugar, puppies, and pushing boundaries. We decided early on to establish some boundaries to protect our relationship and our sanity. One of these was a sleep schedule for our kids, so from the time they started sleeping through the night, we put them on a 7:30 pm … [Read more...]