30 days to a better marriage

30 days to a better marriage (or in our case, 30 years) Thirty years, baby. 1989-1919. This month, my husband and I celebrate our 30th anniversary. I thought I’d write about marriage this week because next week we’ll be celebrating on a cruise (which incidentally, we...

10 things to teach your kids about living

10 things to teach your kids about living In Feb, 2016, I published this article on Crosswalk. It has run well and continues to be helpful parenting advice. I’ve amended it below for parents of boys and girls. (Click here to read the original.) Your kids can...

4 suggestions for organizing unexpected change

4 suggestions for organizing unexpected change We’ve had a good bit of change in our family lately. Maybe you have, too. Fall is coming, and somehow that makes everyone adjust something. Maybe you find change exhilarating. Maybe it’s exhausting, emotional, or...

7 things to do when your child moves away

7 things to do when your child moves away It’s that time of year. Kid moving-away time. I have three sons, and they’re all moving within a 10-day period. One is headed to college, one to physical therapy school, one home to land for a bit while he starts a new...

How to embrace change you don’t really want

How to embrace change you don’t really want I’m at my last college orientation for my last child. I’m struck by several things. It’s not as exciting or traumatic as the first time I did this.It’s still feels mostly terrible.We had to make ourselves buy...

How to pray over your kids without losing sleep

How to pray over your kids without losing sleep Ha! Tricked you. When you’re freaking about kids’ heartaches, you will lose sleep. When you’re worried about their choices or their self-esteem, you will lose sleep. If you struggle over what to say,...

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