The real unexpected gift wasn’t the money or groceries, but an increase in our faith.
The Unexpected Christmas Gift
Navigating the Holidays as an Adult Child of Divorce
At Christmas, decisions for an adult child of divorce become especially difficult, with both parents vying for your loyalty and attention.
George H.W. Bush and the Marriage America Needs
I want my own marriage to resemble the one our 41st president had with his late bride, Barbara.
Why Your Relationship With Your Child Matters
You have the privilege of growing a child who knows the love of God personally and knows how to love people well.
Is Santa Claus Stopping at Your House?
What’s a family—one that desires to teach their kids the REAL meaning of Christmas—to do about St. Nick?
Would You Say Yes to Becoming an “Instant Family”?
Is foster care messy? Of course. Is it worth it? Absolutely.
Take a Break From the Holidays!
A break is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your spouse and face the stress of the holidays together.
‘Tis the Season to Fight About Finances
Here are a few ways to make spending during the holidays less stressful.
Do You Practice Intentional Gratitude for Your Spouse?
It takes diligence and commitment to remember that your spouse needs to know how much they mean to you on a daily basis.
How Can I Let Go of the Mom Guilt?
Guilt doesn’t freshen us and give life—it suffocates us and takes more than we have to give.
6 Tips to Reduce Stress for the Working Mom
When my youngest started preschool, I took my first job outside the home in nearly 10 years. I was frazzled, guilt-ridden, and late everywhere I went.
Work Smarter, Not Harder This Christmas
A mom’s guide to managing all that the holiday season throws her way.
When You Don’t Feel Like Giving Thanks
Thanksgiving can be a difficult reminder of the struggles we face, but there is comfort in the promises to come.
Teaching My Children to Be Thankful for Each Other
Long after my husband and I are gone, I want our kids to still have each other.
I’m Not Panicking About the Election—And Neither Should You
Political leaders might have their own agendas, but those cannot thwart God’s.
Bill Cosby and Our Secret Selves
Like so many, I groaned at the disparity: Perfect, hilarious TV family. Lurid, devastating real life.
Gratefulness for the Small Things … Like Water and Electricity
We are completely dependent on our all-powerful God, who generously gives us every gift we possess.
Investing Time With Your Children: The Challenge of 936 Pennies
The time we have with our children before they enter into adulthood is limited. We have a responsibility to use it well, with a heart of wisdom.
Women, Body Image and the Holidays
How do we find the holy balance of treating our bodies like temples, but not to the extent that we become health-obsessed this holiday season?
Your Most Important Job as a Parent
Teachable moments are opportunities for us to imprint God’s values on the next generation.
Christian Musician Russ Taff: Singing Through the Shame
The award-winning artist’s music inspired others to bask in God’s love, but he had to overcome shame and alcoholism to hear God’s love song to him.
I noted something refreshingly real about Princess Eugenie’s choice of gown. From the front, she showed she was a princess. From the back, she showed she was a person like the rest of us.
Three Times a Day to Intentionally Connect With Your Child
Consider mornings, mealtimes and bedtime as opportunities for making a heart connection with your child. And trust that God, in His sovereignty, will fill the gaps in between.
Can Mommy Have a Drink?
Pretty much everyone has an opinion on “mommy wine culture.” Here’s a few factors to consider if you’re thinking about sipping a glass.
What I Wish Drew Brees Had Whispered to His Boys
I want more for Drew Brees and his sons than just what they can earn. And Jesus offers more.
Not All Millennials Wait For the “Right” Age to Get Married
There’s no doubt that marrying my high school sweetheart benefited us for the better.
God Used a Parakeet to Love Our Daughter
Of all the stories about raising six children we’ve told over the years, this is probably our favorite.
Why Do We Love This is Us?
This is Us is unabashedly real, in a manner Christian dramas may struggle to be. This is Us stitches a tapestry effect, allowing us to trace time and return to it.
Help Grandma Calm Down on Christmas Gift-Giving
Sometimes, Grandpa and Grandma Warbucks create unintended challenges by “blessing the grandkids” with so many gifts.
My Son Was Addicted to a Smartphone
The patterns I saw in my child’s behavior opened my eyes to the damage my phone had done.