Do You Trust Disney with Your Kids?
Mar 15, 2017
We cannot relegate the holy privilege of raising our children to Disney, Pixar, Dora, Sesame Street, or any other mass-media outlet.
My Baby’s Heart Stopped Beating
Jan 27, 2015
God gives purpose to our suffering. He chose me to be my child’s mother for seven weeks, and he chose for me to learn to walk through loss with faith.
I Wasn’t Ready for Marriage
Apr 8, 2015
No one is really ready for marriage. But in all our unpreparedness and in all the messiness, Jesus displays his faithfulness again and again.
There Is No Shame in Loss
On Miscarriages and Announcements
Dec 17, 2015
Announcing a pregnancy early is not about the attention or potential heartache. It’s about proclaiming that pregnancy is great, and there’s no shame in loss.
We Long to Belong
Jun 12, 2015
Rachel Dolezal decided to occupy a certain niche in American society, and she did so by lying to fit into her preferred group. We long for identity — we long to belong.
Happily Ever After
Finding Grace in the Messes of Marriage
Jan 24, 2017
These short devotionals by John Piper, Francis Chan, and others are designed to shape, challenge, and inspire your own vision of marriage and God.
How to Care for Women Who Have Miscarried
Sep 3, 2015
There is no magic bullet that can make the pain of having a miscarriage disappear. However, in my quest to love women who have miscarried, and as a woman who has experienced it, there are a few comforting ways the Lord uses his people to care for one another.
How to Handle Your Spouse’s Sexual Past
Three Sins to Fight
Sep 14, 2015
Fighting against the wreckage of our spouse’s past sins involves fighting against the present manifestations of our own sinful hearts.
Invite Someone Single to Dinner
Apr 29, 2017
We are one in Christ, not two. Singleness is not introductory. Marriage is not Christianity 2.0.
A Last Name Says a Lot
Jun 24, 2015
When we decided to get married, we didn’t do so merely because we wanted to wake up next to one another every morning or raise a family together. We were married because, as Christians, we knew marriage to be a covenant union sanctioned by God for his glory, for our joy, and for the good of others.
Makeup Is a Hobby, Not a Necessity
Nov 14, 2016
Whether we were blessed with perfectly symmetrical faces and bodies, or acne scars and postpartum lumpiness, we are made in God’s image and precious in his sight.
The Single Person’s Search for Intimacy
Jun 10, 2017
Unmarried does not mean alone. God created us for an intimacy that we do not need marriage to provide: fellowship within his body, the church.
What Friendship Is Made of
Jul 8, 2015
We know that marriage creates a new family and a friendship, but maybe you’re like me and don’t quite realize that those two aspects of the married relationship are one and the same.
Nine Months in Mary’s Womb
Advent Hope for Mothers
Dec 5, 2016
God designed the womb to bring forth life through a mother’s sacrifice, and then he entered the womb to become flesh and dwell among us.
The Real Faces Behind the Gay Issue
Feb 17, 2015
A few years ago, a girl wobbled onto the ice with her little brother in tow, wondering about the wisdom of taking him for an ice-skating trip on his fifth birthday — especially since she hadn’t been ice skating in…
Atticus Finch and the Fight for Justice
Remembering Harper Lee
Feb 19, 2016
Atticus Finch’s virtue continues to stand as an example in our often divided society. And beyond him, the flesh and blood example of Christ and his truth looms even larger.
McKinney and Me
Jun 10, 2015
A city that used to be a little-noticed Dallas suburb has become yet another lightening rod of racial controversy. Twenty years ago, this would have been something we discussed with our friends and family; today, our audience is broader, with little accountability...