When Trusting in God Means Putting Faith in My Husband

When Trusting in God Means Putting Faith in My Husband

Husband: "What if I feel like God is calling us to plant a church?" Wife: Stares into space, pretending not to hear. Just over a year prior to this "conversation," we had picked up and moved ourselves and our 3-year-old and 2-year-old from Texas to Georgia, which was basically a completely different planet for this native Texan. … [Read more...]

Healing from a Miscarriage

Miscarriage & Infertility - My Family’s Story

Like most people, I didn’t know a lot about miscarriage until my best friend had one when we were 27. Then, over the next few years, I knew too much. That same friend had another one, her sister had two of her own, and then my own sister lost three babies in less than a year. As a result, having my own miscarriage became one of my worst fears. I watched these sisters of mine … [Read more...]

When We Were Out of Options and Needed a Breakthrough

Worship Together: Unifying Hearts for Breakthrough

Not long ago, my wife and I experienced the type of loss that many young couples of child-bearing age face: a miscarriage. We didn’t expect it—we were barreling along in our fledgling union pursuing career, raising our first daughter, and generally getting used to life as a couple. We had just gone on a ski trip, and when we got home my wife took a pregnancy test. To our … [Read more...]

Married and…Adopting Internationally

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Editor’s Note: This is the next installment in our “Married and…” series where we will interview couples from all walks of life. It is our hope that you are encouraged by the stories of people who have similar journeys as you, who share the same dreams you have, who face the same obstacles you do, and who can remind you that your marriage isn’t the first one to experience the … [Read more...]

For Better or Worse: What to Do When “Worse” Gets Real

For Better or Worse: What to Do When “Worse” Gets Real

In the summer of 2012, we took a cross-country road trip. Somewhere in the mountains of North Carolina, after eating a big breakfast and then trying to read in the very back seat of the minivan, our daughter got carsick. This was a turning point in the life of our family. Not for the kid who vomited scrambled eggs all over herself, but for her brother, who witnessed … [Read more...]

Walking with Your Spouse through Uncertainty

Walking with Your Spouse in the Uncertainty

Our relationship started wrapped in mystery; I was doing a research paper debunking the science behind online dating and came across his profile. He lived five hours away, but he was cute and his picture was clearly of him on a mission trip. That’s the Western Christian Girl’s aphrodisiac. A quick message sent, followed by emails and late-night phone calls. I was … [Read more...]

Married and…Foster Parents

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Editor’s Note: This is the next installment in our “Married and...” series where we will interview couples from all walks of life. It is our hope that you are encouraged by the stories of people who have similar journeys as you, who share the same dreams you have, who face the same obstacles you do, and who can remind you that your marriage isn’t the first one to experience the … [Read more...]

Married and…Going from Two Incomes to One

Married and…Going from Two Incomes to One

Editor’s Note: This is the next installment in our “Married and…” series where we will interview couples from all walks of life. It is our hope that you are encouraged by the stories of people who have similar journeys as you, who share the same dreams you have, who face the same obstacles you do, and who can remind you that your marriage isn't the first one to experience the … [Read more...]

When Obedience Means Walking Away from a Steady Paycheck

My Jonah Experience

Three Christmases ago I was in a Cracker Barrel, fist-pumping near the roaring fireplace as I read a long-expected email on my phone. The email was from a job prospect which promised an exit from my role in a large Fortune 50 technology company and back into more ministry-related work. I would be able to keep a corporate-world salary, but I would be interacting with some of the … [Read more...]