Marriage isn’t easy. I don’t want to burst any bubbles out there, but what begins as a miracle of seemingly chance encounters and that sudden knowing that this person is the one, takes some work to maintain. At the start, that person, who you swear you’ve always known somehow even though you’ve only just met, … More The Miracle of Us
Maybe you’ve never really thought about that question. Or maybe you shake your fist at him daily. Perhaps you’ve had a loss or tragedy occur in your life, and you can’t reconcile the idea that a loving, all powerful God could allow something so horrific. You’re not alone. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t at … More Are You Angry at God?
My husband and my first golf experience revealed a core issue in our marriage. My husband plays golf. He knows what he’s doing, and he’s good at it. Unlike me, who has been on a golf course twice. And, I spent more time playing in the cart than in the game. However, my dad taught … More Different, Not Wrong
No, I’m not talking about guns. (But fun picture, isn’t it?) Milan and Kay Yerkovich define a trigger as …a strong reactive feeling about something that is happening in the present, a feeling turbocharged by a hurt in the past.” Ever have one of those? Yeah, I thought so. It took me years to understand … More What Triggers You?
Ever question the choices you make? Do you wonder why you act the way you do? Or react in certain ways? Do you find yourself in the middle of a road rage moment, a fight with your spouse or yelling at your best friend and question how you got there? Like, what just happened? I’m … More Feel Like Your Life is in the Gutter?
Moving our life forward means navigating relationships. This week someone introduced me to a website with tests and tools for discovering our style of relating in relationships based on our past experiences. “Your childhood relational experiences are wired into your behaviors and beliefs, creating imprints called “love styles.” The couple, Milan and Kay Yerkovich, who … More Can You Relate?
Today I’m sharing an adaptation of a popular post I wrote a few years ago. It seems to have been helpful then, and I think it is relevant in new ways at this time in our nation and our individual lives. There’s a book in the Bible about a man named Nehemiah. He was brokenhearted … More How to Rebuild Your Life
For those of us raised in church we remember the song about the man who built his house on the sand. When the rains came down, as preschoolers we delighted in smashing the house. But the truth of that song can’t be denied. Anyone who builds a house knows how important a strong foundation is. … More Is Your Foundation Crumbling?
In the aftermath of election drama, social media feeds rant for both sides. Some are elated, some disappointed. But it seems the most beneficial stance for all of us no matter how we feel about the outcome is to wait and see. The Bible tells us, Do not boast about tomorrow for you do not … More Moving into Maturity
Until we can come face to face with the deepest, darkest fact of life without damaging our view of God’s character, we do not yet know Him. Oswald Chambers For most of my previously married years, I saw my marriage as the biggest problem with my life. It’s true, it wasn’t good. I longed to … More What Is Your Darkest Fact of Life?