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Cultivate a Spirit of Gratitude in Your Marriage

Part of a mural Greg painted when I was pregnant with our son. I invite you to think back to some of the sweetest things your husband has ever done for you. Big things and small things. Write them down somewhere special. Then think about your husband’s strengths and anything you can imagine to be […]

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My Pro-Life and Pro-Love Story (by Nneka Simone)

Photo by Bethany Beck on Unsplash A guest post by Nneka Simone. I appreciate her vulnerability and willingness to share her story on this incredibly important topic. May we all be reminded of the sanctity and value of every human life, no matter how small: My Story God designed the beautiful act of sex to […]

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10 Tips to Be a Peaceful Wife on Vacation

Photo by Sai Kiran Anagani on Unsplash Vacations are supposed to be a fun time of relaxation with our families, a time when we make beautiful memories to cherish forever. Unfortunately, it’s easy for a vacation to become stressful and anything but peaceful. How is it that a wonderful trip together can often bring out […]

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My Response to Insults Says a Lot about My Character

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Unfortunately, we will all be the targets of insults, at one time or another. Even Jesus faced intense criticism, insults, and terrible persecution. And He was God! He was completely perfect. And yet, so many people hated Him. It hurts deeply to feel misunderstood, wrongly accused, berated, or verbally attacked. […]

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8 Practical Tips to Put the Brakes on Complaining

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash 8 Tips to Nip Complaining in the Bud 1. Replace negative thoughts with thankful ones. Think about good things. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phil. […]

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What Is the Difference Between Complaining and Informing?

Photo by Mimi Thian on Unsplash Avoiding complaining can get a bit fuzzy, at times. There are situations where we need to inform those around us about important things they need to know. How can we discern the difference between complaining vs. informing?   Let’s hash through this a bit together. About Complaining – from […]

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If a Friend Complains, Shouldn’t I Commiserate?

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash I received a great question from a wife about what to do when someone else complains. She said she normally would complain about her life, too, so the person would feel she could understand them and they wouldn’t feel alone. And she worried that if they said they were really […]

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