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The Corona Survival Guide for Couples

Day 1 The #1 thing for couples to do Healthy relationships were already hard enough. Creating and maintaining a you-first, quick-to-listen, how-can-I-help relationship took…

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The Corona Survival Guide for Parents

Day 1 Start and end with grace Question: What’s the definition of a hot mess? Answer: Trying to video chat while your three-year-old is…

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Coronavirus: The marathon you didn’t sign up for

The Corona 5K officially turned into a marathon. I could almost see the finish line of my 14-day, post-Israel self-quarantine when the news dropped….

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3 words that will change your corona-year fears

I am writing these words while quarantined. My bedroom has become my new office and our basement card table my new work space. Here…

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Spread peace

I’m out of toilet paper. This is ridiculous. I don’t even understand why people are hoarding toilet paper, but now I’m regretting that time…

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Overcoming personal baggage

Some children show up for school each day with some pretty heavy life baggage: depression, sexual abuse, parental conflict, poverty, inadequate sleep and nutrition,…

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Worth the pain

Last week lots of people were putting their 2019 recap on social media. When I think of 2019, a C.S. Lewis quote comes to…

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Just be a kid

I hope you’ve seen the Hafod Hardware Christmas ad. The two-year-old going through the motions of running a store is a whole different level…

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Who am I?

One day a friend asked me, “Do you ever look in the mirror and not even recognize whose face that is? Do you ever…

Friends & Family

Sins of the sons

I know about pain that doesn’t go away. I wrote a book about it. I’m writing about it again, but not because of my…

Depression & Anxiety

12 ways to help when a child dies

In the United States, we’re not used to children dying—and that’s a good thing. From 1980 to 2016, the death rate in the United…

Friends & Family

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…