I hate having conversations across the apartment. You have to shout, and the other person does too, and then the words get distorted and the volume ends up making the whole exchange aggressive, even if the conversation is about what to have for dinner. It makes all the difference when we take a few steps … Continue reading Can We Stop Shouting?
I used to think that people who said they read the Bible with their significant other were lying, or had achieved a level of super-holiness that I could never hope to reach. It wasn't something that I'd ever seen happen, and even though I was convinced that time in God's word alone matter heaps, the … Continue reading Psalm Cuddles 101 (Or, Why Reading the Bible with your Spouse is Important)
I've heard it said that teaching children takes more effort than teaching adults, because you need to make complicated ideas comprehendible and that's a skill that takes a lot of work. That's why when I saw that Patricia Weerakoon had written books for parents to read with children, I couldn't help but be curious about … Continue reading Review: Birds & Bees By The Book
She's pretty and well-dressed and she's smart and she's creative and she's kind and she's successful and she's the invisible rival of so many Christian women. She's the Proverbs 31 woman, whose to do-list is ever growing but always empty by the end of the day. The thought of Proverbs 31 is one that causes … Continue reading Proverbs 31, the Invisible Rival
I'm sad about Chester Bennington, but I didn't know him. I'm sad because someone who helped me fight could no longer fight himself. But I'm hopeful that maybe, just maybe, this tragedy will remind some of the many who spent years in the past with Linkin Park reminding them that they weren't alone in the battle that it's okay to keep fighting.
I remember the Monday after James and I got engaged. I was walking out of the dining hall at college and someone declared, "you finally found someone! You must be so relieved to find your other half!" I remember stopping for a moment, then responding in a much too graceless tone, "I was complete before … Continue reading Marriage Isn’t Completion
(We've already talked about how marriage is good, so if you've missed that, start there!) Marriage is hard. The reality is that when two people get married, it's two sinners from different backgrounds becoming one household. Two people who grew up in two families with two different ways of doing things and two different ways … Continue reading Marriage is… Hard