Do I Belong?

At times, I wonder where I belong in the world, especially the Christian world. Some days I wonder if I belong anywhere. I had one of those days recently. I am older and still single. Often when people find that out, they want to help me find my husband, whether that...

Marriage is Hard

My husband and I have always used traditional anniversary gift ideas as inspiration for our presents.  For example, on year 4, the gift is fruit…so I gave my husband Fruit of the Loom underpants. Naturally. On year 10 , it’s tin, so of course I made him a...

Romance in the Midst

Valentine’s Day. Just another day to promote materialism, support the restaurant industry, and boost greeting card company earnings, right? It could be, but we can make it more. As my husband and I raised five kids (which, due to timing of said kids, spanned 20 years...

When Marriage and Faith Don’t Match Up

Observing your own faith grow is a very magical, blessed experience. As women, we often have a strong desire to talk with others about the positive changes in our lives and to share our excitement in that regard. What happens when we try to share our interest and...

Celebrating Valentine’s Day At Home

Valentine’s Day can be tricky. The babysitter has to be booked months in advance, your bank account is looking a little slim, and the restaurants are crowded. You want to celebrate Valentine’s Day, just not with everyone else in the world. Maybe this is the year you...