Body Image and Baby Jesus
Seeing Deeper Love in Scars and Sagging
Dec 6, 2017
If Christ’s scars have meaning, maybe our scars and sagging from pregnancy have something profound and beautiful to say, too.
Every Good Mom Dies
Oct 25, 2017
Motherhood has humbled me. It has shown me how weak and needy I really am. This is a good death to die, and I die it every day.
If You Want to Live Truly, Learn to Die Daily
Sep 15, 2017
The only true hope our world has ever known came through the death of Christ. Do we expect something easier will satisfy our souls?
How God Makes Us Mighty
Aug 21, 2017
God isn’t limited by our level of faith to act on our behalf. He exalts his power as he works in our weakness.
God Parents Us Through Trials
Jun 1, 2017
If we could see what we needed as clearly as God does, we would not complain or grumble when he gave it to us.
If Love Is God, Love Will Fail
May 16, 2017
The love of Christ working in us is the sure anchor underneath the rise and fall of romantic waves in marriage.
Always Good, Never Safe
Mar 30, 2017
Our God is a lion to be feared, not a kitten to be petted. His children fear him. And this fear does not send us away from him, but keeps us close to him.
The Captivating Power of a Good Family
Feb 21, 2017
For our family to truly be a gift, it must point us to God and his gospel. We must love our spouse and children through Christ, and for Christ.
At Home and at War
How a Woman Fights for Her Man
Jan 18, 2017
God will not allow us to limit our vision of womanhood to domestic tasks. Here are three ways we fight for more in our marriages.
Infertility in the Arms of the Church
Dec 22, 2016
The pains of infertility need more than pat answers. Couples need a community to grieve and pray with them, and point them to Jesus.
Marriage Is Not About Me
Dec 6, 2016
When our desires in marriage only go as far as ourselves, we will always be discontent and disappointed.
When Does Mommy Get to Rest?
Oct 10, 2016
Moms with small children work every day of the week, even on Sunday morning. So where does a woman without a Sabbath find her rest?
Moral Failures in Ministry and My Social Media
Sep 15, 2016
Major falls among men and women in ministry teach us all about the danger of disconnecting our public lives from our private ones.
If He Does Not Love Jesus, He Will Not Love You
Aug 8, 2016
“Make sure he loves Jesus more than you.” Yes, but have we gone too far in pitting our love for God against our love for one another in dating?
A Letter to My Sons About Pornography
Jul 4, 2016
If you could warn your sons about pornography before they ever clicked, what would you say? Here is one mother’s impassioned plea.
A Dangerous Fairytale for Future Wives
Jun 14, 2016
What if we find out our husband is not the man we thought we married? Satan knows unrealistic expectations might help him kill what God loves to do in our marriages.
The Daily Work of the Spirit
How He Makes Us More Like Jesus
Apr 26, 2016
The Spirit’s ministry doesn’t have to be still, quiet, peaceful, and at a scheduled time. The Holy Spirit works in the mundane everyday moments of life — the nitty-gritty daily grind.
The False Reality of Social Media
Feb 24, 2016
The ‘reality’ photos and statuses published are just as much a mask as the perfect happy posts we broadcast. Neither show our cyber friends who we really are.
Do Not Fear the Hard Things of Marriage
Feb 8, 2016
Because we have a Good Shepherd, we will not fear the hard things of marriage.
He Sets the Prisoner Free
Dec 10, 2015
I was an indie kid. My tastes and fashion sense were a silent rebellion against the mainstream. What began as a foray into my Christian liberties became my slavery.
Dispelling Our Fear of Submission
Nov 12, 2015
Submission is at the very heart of Christianity, because if it weren’t for Christ’s submission to death, we would not know salvation. Like Christ, once we submit and are willing to die to ourselves, we are resurrected to new life in him.
The Hidden Ministry of Motherhood
Sep 23, 2015
The calling God places on women often seems like a hidden role compared to the men around us. And yet we are still equal before God in dignity and value. And Jesus himself gives us strength and perspective when we feel discontent with the seeming quietness and hiddenness of motherhood.
Helpers for Unfinished Husbands
Sep 14, 2015
My husband is called to represent the beauty and glory of Jesus Christ in our marriage. But I have to remember he’s just a photo — a representation, an image, a sketch of the real thing. Just because he’s called to be like Christ does not mean that he is Christ.
The Genesis of the Abortion Industry
Aug 8, 2015
Every day the cunning serpent whispers in the ears of women with unplanned pregnancies, darkening the doors of abortion clinics. He promises death as the way these women will regain control over their lives. He manipulates with a pledge of freedom and personal fulfillment.