January 14, 2018

One day while my kids and some neighbor kids were playing in the kitchen and my husband, Dave, had just come home from work, he walked in the kitchen, pulled me close, hugged me, and greeted me with a kiss.  It was by no means a lingering, passionate embrace; but it was a warm and affectionate greeting where, yes, our lips locked.  Cooper’s friend loudly gasped and said “Eew, gross!” and looked at Cooper as if he should have the… Read more

January 13, 2018

Our relationship with our in-laws can be difficult to navigate at times even when we genuinely love them. Therefore, as parents, we need to decide ahead of time how we will receive and treat those who marry our children. When we do this, we create a great foundation for a healthy relationship with not only our son/daughter-in-law but we will also cultivate and keep a strong and balanced bond with our grown child. As a mother of four boys, I’ve… Read more

January 8, 2018

If you and your spouse are going through a rough patch in your marriage right now, please take heart and know that there is hope. Here are 4 things you can do right now to help your struggling marriage… (more…) Read more

January 7, 2018

In the most romantic book of the Bible, Song of Solomon, the wife calls her husband “my lover, my friend”.  I love that! With the busyness of life…raising kids, working hard, and checking off our long “to-do” list, we can forget that God not only gave us a partner for life in our spouse, but he also gave us a lifelong best friend, “BFF” (best friend forever), or “bestie” (like the cool kids say).  If we find ourselves in a… Read more

December 28, 2017

Don’t you love the feeling of a fresh start and setting new goals? Many of us do. We want to better ourselves and our lives.  January is a popular time for this with New Years resolutions on our minds and in our sights. The gyms are bursting at the seams. The health food stores have empty shelves.  Married couples have a renewed sense of devotion.  Solid family budgets are in place.  And, church attendance is at an all time high…. Read more

December 21, 2017

GUEST POST by Katie M. Reid Are you struggling this season? Struggling to find joy? Struggling to make end’s meet? Struggling to keep things fresh in the midst of tradition and familiarity? You know what? It’s okay to be struggling. Struggle doesn’t mean you are a failure, it means you are human.  In fact, the Bible says so… (more…) Read more

December 19, 2017

Chip and Joanna Gaines are pretty much a household name after all the success they have had on HGTV’s Fixer Upper and their many business ventures including Magnolia Farms and the recent debut of their home goods line at Target called Hearth and Hand with Magnolia. If you watch their show, you can see the obvious chemistry that the couple share. Many wonder how a married couple can stay so close and happy while working together in multiple businesses and… Read more

December 18, 2017

How we handle disagreements will greatly affect the health and strength of our marriage. It’s healthy to talk things out, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. Dave and I have certainly had our share of disagreements, and we often talk to couples who have seriously hurt their partner simply because they don’t know how to navigate arguments. There are a few DOs and DON’Ts that we need to keep in mind when arguing… Read more

December 15, 2017

Christmas is right around the corner!  In the midst of purchasing gifts and attending holiday parties, it’s easy to feel like we’re running around in circles and losing our Christmas spirit. Not to mention, all these things can be hard on our budget! However, it’s not too late to take back your Christmas mojo and celebrate the real meaning of this holiday season with your family. Here are 5 FUN AND INEXPENSIVE activities you can do with your family that… Read more

December 14, 2017

GUEST POST by Stephanie from the Christian music duo, Out of the Dust It took all of five seconds for my life to be pulled out from under me. The words, “I don’t believe in God anymore and I don’t want to be married anymore,” unapologetically came out of my husband’s mouth. To say I was blindsided would be a laughable understatement. I had a choice to make. I could play the victim. I could lash out, blame him, let… Read more

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