A Difficult, Blessed Year {Our Exciting News}

2015 was hard. January brought an infertility diagnosis. February brought surgery for my grandpa to remove his lung cancer. March brought a surgery gone wrong for my aunt, which left us pleading for her life. April brought a positive pregnancy test. May brought lots of puking and anxiety, and on my birthday, the devastating loss…

Messy Is the New Black

No really, I am a mess. I am an open person by nature. I have been accused of having no filter. It is true that if someone asks me how I am doing, I will actually tell them. Sometimes this works against me, because not everyone actually wants to have a deep talk at the…

To the Wife with High Expectations

To the wife with high expectations, Just kidding, I am writing this to myself, but feel free to join me if this is something you struggle with. I expect a lot. I have an idea in my mind of what I want and I hold on dearly to it. Maybe my imagination gets the best…

To the Wife Whose Husband Won’t Apologize

So you had a beautiful wedding. Maybe bought a house, and you might even have a cute kid or two. Everything was going as planned. It was all falling into place. You read great marriage books, you asked for advice, you made it through premarital counseling. Even the part when you try to convince the…

Why Kindness Matters

Why is it so easy to be critical? It comes so naturally most days. But I know it isn’t beneficial or appreciated. I also know it doesn’t help a bad situation get better. If a person is constantly told they are failing, they will likely live up to that. It’s hard to blossom under harsh…

Click Here if You’re a Failure

This post is only for failures. It’s only for those who have crashed and burned so badly, you think you might never recover. It’s for those who have feared their actions are too terrible and too dark to deserve forgiveness and redemption. Have you ever had those silent talks with God? The ones where you…

Good News for Weary Women

Here is the deal. As great as various advice can be…broken man can’t fix broken man. My friend Elyse says it perfectly in her book, Good News for Weary Women: Whenever we internalize the “helpful advice” of our Facebook friends, our Pinterest pals, the news nannies, or the latest “Christian self-help” books, or when we listen to…