Why Life-Giving Words Matter to Your Kids

Why Life-Giving Words Matter to Your Kids

Our kids need us to speak life-giving words to them. This story from my husband’s middle school years and its modern-day impact demonstrates why.
How to Rescue a Day Gone Wrong

How to Rescue a Day Gone Wrong

Have you ever had a day gone wrong in your marriage? I have! Here are two practical ways you can rescue, and maybe even prevent, a day gone wrong.

3 Ways to Make the Most of Where You Live

Even though our locations may seem random at times, God has you and me where we are for a reason. Here are 3 ways you can make the most of where you live.

Why Your Everyday Work Matters

Our everyday work matters, and here's the simple reason why.
3 Qualities Every Marriage Needs

3 Qualities Every Marriage Needs

Is there such a thing as a “perfect” couple? Actually, yes! And, in them, we see modeled three qualities every marriage needs.
How a Shared Activity Helps Your Marriage

How a Shared Activity Helps Your Marriage

If you want to feel more connected on a daily basis in your marriage, make shared activities a priority. Here are some tips on how to do that.
What Parents and Kids Will Take Away from "Ferdinand"

What Parents and Kids Will Take Away from “Ferdinand”

What did I walk away from "Ferdinand" talking about with my daughter? Here are two takeaways.
3 Parent-Tween Conversation Starters from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

3 Parent-Tween Conversation Starters from ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Do you have a tween who's excited about Star Wars: The Last Jedi? If so, here are three parent-tween conversation starters from the film that are sure to get you talking.
5 Ways Couples Can Face the Holidays Together

5 Ways Couples Can Face the Holidays Together

If you and your spouse struggle to face the holidays together, here are five ways to navigate the season hand-in-hand.
What Makes COCO the Perfect Family Film

What Makes COCO the Perfect Family Film

Why is Pixar's animated movie COCO the perfect family film? For me, there is one simple reason which I think you'll appreciate too.
3 Ways to Parent as a Team

3 Ways to Parent as a Team

Here are three things to help you and your spouse better parent as a team.

What Fixer Upper Reminds Us About Marriage

Good marriages can and do exist. Fixer Upper offers each of us a weekly reminder of three simple qualities all of our marriages need.

5 Practical Ways You Can Support an Adoptive Family

I'm excited to introduce you to my friend and fellow author, Kristin Hill Taylor. Her book Peace in the Process: How Adoption Built My...
Made for Community

Made for Community

Deep inside we have an innate hunger and longing to be known by others. We know we were made for community.
What to Say When Someone Asks, "How Can I Help?"

What to Say When Someone Asks, “How Can I Help?”

Whether you’re facing a physical struggle or something else entirely, this list of responses to "How can I help?" may be just what you need.
5 Reasons Church Is Good for Your Marriage

5 Reasons Church Is Good for Marriage

Why is church good for my marriage and yours? Here are five reasons you and your spouse should regularly attend together.
When Sickness Steals Your Hope

When Sickness Steals Your Hope

Maybe prolonged sickness plagues you, or you face a new health struggle. Whatever your present circumstances are, here are two encouragements.
How to Navigate Life After Someone You Love Dies

How to Navigate Life After Someone You Love Dies

How can we navigate life after someone we love dies? Here are three things that I’ve found beneficial in my own grief. Perhaps you’ll find them helpful too.
10 Ways to Brave Sorrow With Someone Experiencing Loss

10 Ways to Brave Sorrow with Someone Experiencing Loss

If you aren’t sure how to come alongside and brave sorrow with someone you know who’s experiencing loss, here are ten suggestions.
When Pregnancy Loss Takes Your Baby

When Pregnancy Loss Takes Your Baby

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. If you've suffered pregnancy loss, I pray that my story will comfort you in yours.