The REAL Secret to a Happy Marriage

In less than a month my husband Josh and I will be celebrating 20 years of marriage together. This seems like a big deal. 20 years seems like I can finally talk about marriage with some sort of authoritative experience on the subject, rather than feeling like I am still play-acting as a married adult. (Which is, incidentally, how I felt for 15-ish of those … Continue reading The REAL Secret to a Happy Marriage

The Opposite of Patriarchy is NOT Stupid Men

Despite Beyonce’s claim that girls run the world, the opposite is true, and this is the way it has been since the beginning of time. Men are the top wage earners, they run the government, the churches, the judicial system, and they are the majority of CEO’s in Fortune 500 companies. Men being at the top of government, churches, courts, and business means realistically that … Continue reading The Opposite of Patriarchy is NOT Stupid Men

Lessons in Young Womanhood- Who Are You?

I find people absolutely fascinating; myself included. What makes them tick, what makes them do the things they do, how do they interact with people and what causes relationships between different people to flourish or to fail? There are never any fully concrete answers, only more questions because people are complex! And that is what I dearly love. Learning about who I am and what … Continue reading Lessons in Young Womanhood- Who Are You?

Lessons in Young Motherhood- Mothers and Sons

Lessons in Young Motherhood- Mothers and Sons I read an article the other day about how some of the challenges we experience in parenting our sons, may be due to not giving our sons the respect they need. Since one of the highest needs of men is respect they argue, logically boys begin needing respect as they grow into young men. And we mothers, need to … Continue reading Lessons in Young Motherhood- Mothers and Sons

Courage to Parent Well in a Frightening World

Well, hello again! Remember me? The owner of this blog? I haven’t been around for a while.. it’s a long story, and I won’t go into it, but I wanted to let you know that I am back! Last weekend, I had the honor and privilege of being a part of the Ignite conference, which is put on through Western Seminary’s women’s ministry program. It … Continue reading Courage to Parent Well in a Frightening World

What the Hatmaker’s Got Right

If you’ve been in the Christian world for a while and haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard all about Jen Hatmaker. I “met” Jen years ago through their adoption story and have been following her ever since on social media. I have not personally read any of her books, but I’ve heard them come highly recommended by several others. Jen is, (at … Continue reading What the Hatmaker’s Got Right