Day 1: 5 Tips to Help Married Couples Navigate Through Miscarriage

31 Days to a Better Marriage

As I was praying about how to open this year’s 31 Days to a Better Marriage series, the Lord was very clear: share how you and your husband worked through your miscarriages. While this topic is one that I have only recently begun to open up about publicly, it still remains one of the most raw and painful… 

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Parenting an Only Child: My Journey

Parenting an Only Child: My Journey

Parenting an Only Child: My Journey My son was born 42 days premature and was diagnosed with many complications. Doctors couldn’t even give us a guarantee that he would survive. My husband and I faced the risk of losing him, but by God’s grace, we got him back. The initial months were tough with him falling sick very often. We… 

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Momma, Keep On Learning

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My mom got her master’s degree in Bible study at age 62! I want to be like her when I grow up! I’ve watched my mom study the Bible my whole life. I’ve also watched her educate herself for her job. I vividly remember my mom sitting at our dining room table hammering typewriter keys, practicing… 

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Shepherding Teens

Shepherding Teens

When I was pregnant with our third child, my husband asked me in bewilderment, “How will we do bedtime?” At the time it seemed to me a ridiculously silly question. “We’ll just do it,” I thought, exasperated. As parents, we sometimes do what we must to survive. I soon realized that having more than one… 

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When Your Kid Stops Believing

my believing

My 16-year-old son came home from spending a week at a renowned Christian camp and announced that he didn’t know if he believed  in God anymore.  Not the thing a mom would expect to hear within five minutes after getting in the car with the kid who was just high-fived by the entire coach bus of students… 

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A New Focus on Intentional Parenting

ManagingYourBlessings.com

I am writing this post as a challenge to myself.  I have to be honest with you and with myself.  There have been way too many days lately where I after I put C to bed, I realized we didn’t have any intentional time together just for fun.  There may have been moments that we… 

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Sheltering the Heart of Your Tween

Sheltering the heart of your tween - Amy Schuff

She’s got one huge freckle precisely under her left eye. I just know it’s going to grow and grow and become a sincere beauty mark once she becomes an adult. Her lashes are much longer than mine, even when I have mascara on, and her nose is a perfect little tan button. Her legs are like… 

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Finding My Simplicity

Managing Your Blessings

Slowly, perhaps painfully, we discover for ourselves that our struggle against unhealthy egoism and self-centeredness, against the materialism and acquisitive individualism of our society, against the apathy and the indifference of our culture, is really a struggle about just who we are and who it is we hope to become. – M. Shawn Copeland Which is… 

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