I recently read bitter and calloused words that downplay anything special about love. Very bah humbug. Let’s consider a reality check about what true love really is. My romance has little that would equate it with what we see in movies or read in books. My husband doesn’t buy into all the commercial stuff either.… Read More
Attitudes can sure place us in uncomfortable situations. Pride is an especially influential and dangerous position to flaunt. It is sneaky, often disguising itself as right or the way it should be. A slippery slope.
Sometimes the loneliest place can be within our own relationships, our own homes. Please welcome Carmen from MarriedByHisGrace, as she really shares from the deepest story, her authentic story about a broken marriage…and the beautiful community she found that led to a restored life. God’s goodness in her life is a perfect wrap up… Read More
I was delighted when Krista from A Life In Progress agreed to let me share her post as the kickoff to a two-week guest series on Community. It stopped me in my tracks, as if she read the story of my heart and transcribed it…except the story is hers…and I suspect, many of yours.… Read More
It’s Valentine’s day and I am alone. For the first time in 21 years, there is no one besides me in the house.
Dear woman who struggles with her self-image, You, who encourage so many, sometimes fail to extend that love to yourself. You are uncomfortable in your own skin; self-critical of the perceived flaws in your body. I see you as you walk, adjusting your clothes. I see you as you pass the mirror, leaning in for a… Read More
5 myths about marriage: busted There are 14 and a half MILLION hits for “how to love your spouse” on Google. To visualize how many people that is, imagine the entire population of London. Or Mexico City. Or Los Angeles. Of course, those people are spread around the world. In every kind of community,… Read More
During an intimate conversation with a friend, we discussed telling our husbands what we need from them (be it sex, emotional intimacy, etc.) She advised me to tell my husband exactly what I desire. After decades you’d think this would be obvious, and in some ways it is. I have told him what I want, unsuccessfully. I have… Read More
Loving well Remember that song 50 ways to leave your lover? It got me thinking about “real” love and how we practice that in our daily lives. There are countless ways to leave, our society often encourages that– but I challenge you to find ways to stay. Some stuff is obvious. So obvious, we neglect… Read More
How often have these words have ever come from our mouths? You always do ____________. You never care about _______________ . Why can’t you just do ___________??? Dangerous statements. Inaccurate. But these lies were regularly shouted about in my first ten years of marriage. The first decade was spent with countless fits of yelling,… Read More