Marriage

He Matters, Too

On this Father’s Day, I want to give a special shout out to all the dads in the waiting. I just want to remind you that God sees you.

Crazy Amazing Love: 31 Pieces of Love

The concept of sin didn’t even exist yet in the heart or mind of man. Adam was complete. But God gave one simple specification to Adam: do not eat from this particular tree.

Fighting & Marriage

The world wants us to believe that marriages should all work out as they do in the movies. You meet, fall in love, and you either live happily ever after or you can meet someone new and leave your spouse behind.

A Testimony of Surviving on Hope

I felt I had no purpose but at the same time, there was a glimmer of hope deep down there somewhere. It is a crazy feeling to have hope yet want God to just snuff you out all at the same time.

No Days Off

God overlooks this laundry list of flaws and tirelessly takes care of me. No days off. No nasty attitude. No holding a grudge. Nothing of that sort.

Whose Idea Was This Anyway?

If you find yourself at an impasse with someone and it feels impossible as though there is no solution, don’t lose hope. Remember that we serve a good, good Father who wants what’s best for you and that other person. He can make a way when no one else can.

How God Redeemed This Broken Momma In The Bedroom

Us women, wives, and mothers have lost our selves in our other roles– dealing with a lack of desire, feeling like it’s a check on our to-do list to keep our men happy, or something else to do to meet someone else’s needs. No more– it doesn’t have to be that way!

Black History: Why Talk About It?

The best way we can celebrate and honor Black History is to teach the next generation how to be like those who persevered. We must teach what’s possible now and in the future by reminding them of what’s been accomplished already.

God’s Redeemed Warriors

God’s Redeemed Warriors overcome by simple reliance on the shed blood of Jesus Christ, which is the sole ground for their hope. Their testimonies of trust in the Lord are so powerful that, when they are shared, strongholds are pulled down.

Don’t Trade The Real Things

God is love. His love is jealous for us, for our devotion to Him. He is relentless in His loving pursuit of our hearts. And He won’t take a fake, shallow love in place of the real thing.  

10 Years of Marriage

The hurricanes throughout our marriage have shown us that we are very capable of bending without breaking as trees do in powerful storms.

Submitting to Authority

Here’s a call from God to comply with the powers that be with the understanding that they are here to serve His purposes. God’s Word is first.

A Listening Ear

God’s listening ear puts mine to shame. It makes me all the more thankful that I can talk God’s ear off. I definitely can’t take that for granted.

Not Much Longer

One day, the advice would be done, the manners would be taught, and the lessons would be learned. Not much longer, and I’d be out of time to pass along the things I’d figured out along the way.

Black & White

Today, that little girl is a woman who prays. Not for herself or for her interracial family. She prays for the ones crippled by the ugliness of hate. She prays for those that didn’t ask for it to be passed down to them. She prays for the ones who can’t seem to find freedom from it.

Circles of Family

In a family structure, we will be able to provide a safe place for each other to be who God created for us to be. We will build one another up into the Body He intended for us to become. In the end, this what I believe we are all looking for: a family, a place to call home. And Jesus is the center from whom that life flows, drawing His children home.

Gary Chapman Helps Redeem Relationships

More than just a personality test, Dr. Gary Chapman’s five love language categories break down the ways in which we receive and give love. Chapman first published The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts in 1995 after combining his personal life experience with his pastoring and marital counseling expertise.

Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Faith Flips the Script

If Chip and Joanna Gaines aren’t talking color schemes or floor plans, they’re playfully picking on one another or shopping with their kiddos. No matter the case, every flipped home gets doused with tender love and care. What sets these projects apart, however, is the faith behind them.

The Lies Women Believe

When thoughts that seem in opposition to God’s Word try to invade your mind, thoughts that condemn you, cause you fear, or fill you with sadness and self-hate, stand firm in who you are in Jesus and fix your mind on who He says you are.

Hope in Our Suffering

With God, there is no such thing as meaningless suffering. He comforts us in our sorrows and trials and brings beauty from our brokenness. God is good, so He will work all things for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.