Where Does My Help Come From?
Sep 14, 2016In the face of every fear, concern, and problem, the hill of the Lord stands higher, stronger, and more hopeful.
Consumerism Keeps Us Fed and Starving
Sep 19, 2015With each visit to the United States, we can never quite predict what will stand out to us. It’s been different things over the last seven years. I remember one time when I was intrigued by the mysterious new section…
The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood
Jul 31, 2015This book now appears in print under the title Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice. Christian complementarity is the conviction that God created men and woman as his image-bearers — equal in…
Designed for Joy
How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice
Jul 31, 2015God created men and women in his image — equal in value and complementary in roles. And these roles are integral to God’s timeless good design for humanity.
Husbands, Address Her Inner Chaos
Jun 15, 2015In less than two minutes, Gloria Furman encourages husbands to lovingly address the chaos that comes from inside their wives. By doing this, husbands help their wives examine root issues, exposing sin that suppresses lasting joy.
A Mother’s Greatest Enemy
Feb 18, 2015Those who suffer the fallout of “the mommy wars” will be relieved to hear that their suspicions have been confirmed. There are forces at work in this world that are hell-bent against them. But this devilish letter, intercepted by the…
The Fearless Mother’s Heart and Hope
Nov 4, 2014This short book by eight women explores the daily trials and worries of motherhood.
Soul Food for Mom
May 13, 2014Is it normal to wander into the kitchen and open the refrigerator multiple times while you are standing there? (I’m asking for a friend.) It’s a mindless, yet hopeful habit. Who knows? Maybe something new to eat will appear when…
Mar 31, 2014The clarion call to repent and believe the gospel message reverberates all over the world. Evangelism is happening in remote jungles where missionary planes land on runways of grass, in coffee shops set in the shadows of medieval architecture, in…
Our Holy, Stubborn Song
Mar 5, 2014There’s something stubborn about singing praise to God. We live in a fallen world. Things are not as they ought to be. How can our mouths be filled with praise in the midst of so much darkness? Yet we sing.…
Kissing the Wave
Sep 10, 2013“How long, O Lord?” is a familiar cry to those who experience suffering and despair. In my own experience this question can be asked in both steadfast faith-filled hope and in faithless unbelief. I’ve asked it in both ways in…
Jesus Is with Me to the End of the Age (and the Week’s Ironing)
Jun 19, 2013There is no shortage of sympathizing authenticity available to help moms absorb the impact of life in the trenches. Strangers, friends, blogs, and books freely offer their candid encouragements. I remember one occasion years ago when I was buying a…
Gospel Stability for a Life in Spin Cycle
Jun 6, 2013Around the time our first child was born it felt like the physics of my well-ordered life had been tossed into a salad spinner. The centrifugal force of my circumstances made me feel out of control in my day-to-day work…
Gospel Peace in a Cluttered House
Authors on the Line
Jun 3, 2013Frequent DG blog contributor Gloria Furman has a new book. Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home, is a book showcasing Gloria’s skill in applying the gospel to the everyday life of a wife and mother. Here’s…
What to Do When You Can’t See Straight
Mar 15, 2013Some mornings when I wake up I can’t see straight. This doesn’t have anything to do with my glasses or contact lens. I yawn, stretch, and shuffle into the kitchen for some coffee. By the time my bare feet hit…
Future Grace, Baby!
Feb 22, 2013When I was pregnant with our first child it seemed like all of my related worries were shrouded in the mystery of the unknown. And now with our fourth child on the way, even in the midst of exuberant joy…
A Wife’s Submission in the Cosmic Plan of Christ
Jan 23, 2013“I believe wives should be submissive to their husbands. And so do you. See? We’re the same.” My neighbor was mistaken. Her argument is quite common. Living overseas, we often hear people drawing the same conclusion when they compare the…
What Every Husband Should Know About Stay-at-Home Moms
Jun 5, 2012No stay-at-home mom should dare to deal with inner chaos on her own. She needs other godly women whose hope is in the Lord. And she needs her husband’s help, too.
Kids, We Eat Food, Not Crayons, Not Boogers
May 30, 2012One of my kids picks her nose. I don’t want to write her name here because I don’t want this information to live on the Internet forever and ruin her chances of getting into a good university. I have another…
A Pregnant Woman’s Defense Against the Schemes of the Devil
May 26, 2012If you are a pregnant mom, perhaps with your first baby, you may be reading these articles about Mommy Wars and shaking your head. As if you didn’t have enough on your mind already! In the chaos of battles over…
Mommy Wars in the Local Church: A Parable
May 24, 2012This parable* was told to some mothers who engaged in Mommy Wars and trusted in themselves that they figured it all out, and treated others with contempt: Two mothers woke up and opened their Bibles to pray, one a perfect…
A Celebration of Biblical Masculinity
May 18, 2012I live in a culture that admires a man’s earning power, and his fertility, and his ability to rule his domain with an iron fist. While Scripture certainly calls for a Christ-like masculinity that provides for and protects his family…
God Made the Maternal Instinct to Magnify Himself
May 15, 2012“She’s eating her baby!” my 5-year-old shrieked as we were watching an episode on Animal Planet. The narrator coolly explained that when threatened, the mothers in this species of the animal kingdom eat their young. I comforted my daughter…
“Kids, You Know Better!”
Apr 17, 2012“You know better.” Sometimes I say this when my kids do something totally bizarre. “What are you doing coloring your earlobes with a marker? You know better.” Sometimes I say this when I rebuke them. “We don’t snatch toys from…
Treasuring God with One Finger in the Cookie Dough
Apr 11, 2012If you want to have consistent accountability for something then just tell a preschooler what you’re planning to do and make sure it contains the word “always.” Mom, you said you weren’t going to eat any more cookie dough because…