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Family and friends—we love them! . . . but sometimes it’s not so easy to love them. What does God say about being a parent, family dysfunction, happy marriages, divorce, difficult people, forgiveness, and much more?

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I hope we’re that kind of elderly couple

Do you like to watch people? People are fascinating, aren’t they? And you see all sorts of them. I especially like watching elderly couples….

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Marriage tip: Say what you mean

My husband and I will celebrate our anniversary soon. Honestly, we’ve gotten along remarkably well, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have things to…

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Keep praying for your pastor

“It’s a good life.” That’s how a friend of mine who is a pastor describes his career. Isn’t that awesome? At the same time,…

Depression & Anxiety

Do what you can

Oprah. Michael Phelps. Harrison Ford. Lady Gaga. Jim Carrey. Terry Bradshaw. Ellen DeGeneres. Serena Williams. Robin Williams. Each of these celebrities (and more!) has…

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Praying for your spouse

A few years ago, my pastor preached a sermon on marriage. He gave us a prayer he thought we might find helpful as we…

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Your children will die

A friend and I joke that we’re worst-case-scenario moms, able to easily imagine everything that could possibly go wrong with our kids. While we…

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Time to pray

“Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering” (Hebrews 13:3). Beheadings,…

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Parenting is not all rainbows and unicorns

Can I be honest? All the memes in the world about cherishing each day with your kids are a little annoying. The most recent…

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Let’s talk about sex (and God)

“So, what did your parents teach you about sex?” one of my friends asked a mutual friend as we devoured pizza on his back…

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One question to ask when you’re looking for “The One”

My husband and I agree that if we had lived in the same city when we were dating, we probably wouldn’t be married. At…

Depression & Anxiety

1 reason why . . . you should have a conversation about 13 Reasons Why

What’s the 1 reason why you need to talk about 13 Reasons Why? Because you’re the parent.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about,…

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Ways to love . . . when you don’t—or don’t want to

No one ever told you that the promise to love, honor, and cherish would be so much work. The adrenaline rush of new love makes…