Our first Valentine’s Day together, my husband, Scott, bought me a dozen long-stem roses. We have been married twenty-eight years. Guess how many times he’s bought me a dozen long stem roses? Once. It’s a good thing I didn’t expect roses every Valentine’s Day, right? Now, I don’t want to give you the wrong impression … Continue reading UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS: The #1 Relationship Killer
I’ve heard a lot of marital advice and read a slew of books on the subject through the years. I’m certainly not claiming to have it all figured out or to have the perfect marriage. But as a Christian woman happily married for nearly 29 years and with the same man for 31 years, I’ve … Continue reading 5 Less Talked About Secrets of a Strong Marriage
My Problem with Christian Dating By: Emily Susanne. Originally published on fearfullywonderfullyme.com Okay, normally I try not to rant on here, but I’ve recently read something that made me lose it. It was midnight, and I was looking online for devotions for dating couples. And then somehow I stumbled upon some forum post from a … Continue reading My Problem with Christian Dating
It’s our responsibility as parents to prepare our teens to make it in the real world independently of us. However, this doesn’t mean independent of God. Christians realize that life without God in the center doesn’t work. Everything we teach our kids must center around Biblical principles. With this in mind, here are 10 basic … Continue reading Does Your Teen have these 10 Necessary Skills to be a World Changer?
In a few weeks, my husband and I will be official empty nesters. Our 21-year-old daughter, Charity is our youngest and the last of our three kids to fly the coupe. The past several years has been a series of transitions as each kid grew from being under our control— to under our influence. The … Continue reading Ten Ways to Prepare Your Teen for the Real World
It was the perfect Autumn morning for a jog. The air was crisp but not cool enough for a jacket. As my sneaker-clad feet fell into a rhythm hitting the pavement below, my attention was drawn to an enormous crack in the sidewalk. I was praying as I often do while jogging when the Lord … Continue reading The Crack in the Sidewalk