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Sweet 16

My daughter, Hannah, just celebrated her 16th birthday this week.  Can’t believe she’s that old.  Can’t believe I’M that old! On the afternoon of her birthday, Heather and I stood in the driveway and waved goodbye as Hannah went for her first solo drive with her new license.  Granted, it was just a 5 minute spin around the subdivision, but it was still momentous.   I’m also looking forward to taking her out on...

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Motherhood

Mothers Open Their Hearts Eagerly Receiving HIS Overflowing Of Delight   Psalm 1:1-3 (ESV) Blessed is the man     who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners,     nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord,     and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree     planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season,     and its...

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Step-families … a Quiz

You or someone you know is most likely in a step-family.   This is neither good nor bad.  It’s just the way things are and have been for a very long time.  Being involved in a step-family can have many blessings and many challenges.  The difference depends on the same thing that affects EVERY family … whether or not the individuals involved are living out their relationships in God’s way.  You might think that a...

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Giving Jesus a Bad Name

This week I was struck by several examples of boys acting badly.  I’m not talking about little children who have an excuse.  I’m talking about married men who are choosing to act like little boys.  They’re refusing to uphold the commitment they made when they married.  Instead, they want to behave like selfish little boys.  What frustrates me so much is the way this hurts EVERYONE!  It hurts their wives who are denied the...

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We Can Work It Out

In an April 13, 2015 post by Shaunti Feldhahn on the Family Life Marriage Memo blog, she shared a wonderful insight she received from a man attending one of her lectures.  She said he gave her 2 sentences that summarized everything she had to say that day … There are two types of couples in this world. Those who want to work everything out before they commit, and those who want to commit to working everything out.   These are profoundly...

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview