Did I Make a Mistake?

Do you ever feel like your marriage was an accident? Do you ever wonder, “Did I make a mistake?” Maybe your new life together started strong, with hopes that beamed like the sun on the horizon of your life. But now your dreams have lost altitude; a few have even crashed to earth. Marriage, quiteContinue reading “Did I Make a Mistake?”

Parenting Is Working the Scar

One of my parenting heroes likes to talk about our lives as a garden. She encourages us to think through the process of planting, tending, weeding, and harvesting as a lifelong process. What do you wish to reap? This is what you ought to be sowing. How you spend your time, what you prioritize, whatContinue reading “Parenting Is Working the Scar”

The Rightful Risks of Motherhood

As we remember eternity and embrace death for Christ as gain, then our lives will change. One change I predict is that we will stop helicopter mothering ourselves and the people around us. To helicopter mother is to hover over others with the intent of controlling them and/or the circumstances surrounding them. You’ve probably heardContinue reading “The Rightful Risks of Motherhood”

Families Are Growing Stronger During Pandemic

The Story: A new survey finds that the pandemic has drawn some families closer together. The Background: The American Family Survey (AFS) is a nationally representative survey of Americans sponsored by the Deseret News and Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy in connection with YouGov. The survey examines “Family Life During a Pandemic” and was taken between July 3Continue reading “Families Are Growing Stronger During Pandemic”

The Future of Same-Sex Marriage

The Story: Justices Thomas and Alito warn about the threat to religious liberty in the decision that cleared way for same-sex marriage. Could a conservative majority on the Supreme Court be on the verge of overturning that ruling? The Background: On the first day of the Supreme Court’s new term, Justice Thomas wrote a scathing critique of Obergefell v.Continue reading “The Future of Same-Sex Marriage”

It Will Happen to You

“I though it wouldn’t happen to me,” my friend Jenny said. This was her answer to my simple question, “How are you?” She recently had lost her husband, and she could not understand being deserted by former friends. Those who once regularly visited her and her husband, especially married couples, no longer came after herContinue reading “It Will Happen to You”

When You Just Can’t Stay

You know marriage is sacred. You committed before friends, family, and God to love your partner “for as long as you both shall live.” But the violence has gotten worse. What started as an occasional angry outburst has become pushing, hitting, and other scary encounters.  You may feel ashamed, sad, angry, or a whole mixContinue reading “When You Just Can’t Stay”

What Makes a Man…or a Woman?

When it comes to understanding what it means to be a man or a woman, we live in a confused and confusing time. Distinctions that were obvious to previous generations are no longer so clear. The reasons for this confusion are complex, and addressing the question requires not only wisdom but also courage. When facedContinue reading “What Makes a Man…or a Woman?”

COVID and Cohabitation

One in five cohabiting mums (22%) said their relationship with their partner got worse during the coronavirus lockdown, according to a major new study.  Overall, one in five couples said their relationship had improved during lockdown as they were forced to spend more time together, but the study of 2,559 parents revealed significant variations, withContinue reading “COVID and Cohabitation”