Articles by Gloria Furman
With 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…Continue Reading
Those 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…Continue Reading
Is 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…Continue Reading
There’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.
There 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…Continue Reading
Around 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…Continue Reading
Some 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…Continue Reading
When 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…Continue Reading
“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…Continue Reading
A leadership guru aired his podcast online on how to increase productivity in your work.
He said that one of the keys to productivity is to know when to stop working. He said that if you’re working more than 55…Continue Reading
One 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…Continue Reading
I 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…Continue Reading
“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…Continue Reading
“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…Continue Reading
If 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…Continue Reading