Exactly one year I was telling my friend Ashby that I need to do something to teach my kids to be grateful. She suggested purposely doing something kind once a month. Yes! So for the last year we have committed to focus on being grateful and kind. It has noticeably changed my kids’ hearts, but it’s… Read More The grateful project: A year of teaching my kids kindness
I often describe the troubling times I have with my children on this blog (like here, here and here), but today I had some clarity. As I sit here in a rare moment of being completely alone on a rainy morning, I’m thinking of the ways the kids have enriched my life and character. Yes,… Read More Have your kids changed your character?
I’m sorry for not updating you sooner. I haven’t been able to process all that has happened in the last couple of unrelenting weeks, so bear with me as I pour it all out! A hurricane slammed into our city, going directly over our house and has changed us in unforeseen ways. Every Floridian has… Read More Hurricane Irma brought us to our knees
I’m praying for all of you affected by the continuous natural disasters of late — water, fire, earthquake. Some might wonder where God is when disaster strikes. The answer is he’s right there with you, waiting for you to turn to him. Most of us don’t seek him or take him seriously until our situation… Read More 7 simple tools to explode your prayer life
You’ve been married for years. There have been ups and downs, good times and bad. The secrets have been exposed and the perfect dating facade has long been lifted. Maybe you feel more like roommates than lovers. Now what? In this final post in my marriage series I want to talk about how to rekindle… Read More Part 4: How to fall in love with your spouse again
This is the post in the marriage series that I don’t want to write, but I’ll warn you, I’m passionate about it all the same. I’m serious about these topics because they have safeguarded my marriage and given me such a security that I can only thank God for his guidance. That said, the points… Read More Part 3: How to protect your marriage
Last week I started a four-part series on marriage, starting with how to make your marriage last. (Go back and start with that post if you haven’t read it yet.) This week we’re going to talk about fighting — how to prevent it, how to argue fairly and how to resolve it. Conflict is inevitable in… Read More Part 2: How to stop fighting in your marriage