How I wish I could hug you and let you cry in my arms. I would tell you how precious and beautiful you are, but you might not let my voice overpower the seemingly stronger one in your head. I know, because I’ve been there. I know, because some days, I’m still there. But something has changed in my life – something that makes smashing that evil voice in my mind possible.… Read More An Open Letter to the Girl Battling Depression Alone
No one warned me that when you get married your laundry doesn’t double – it most definitely triples. Let’s face it – sometimes housework isn’t fun at all (I’ve never heard anyone say their favorite hobby is cleaning toilets). But how does someone keep going through all the mundane chores and take care of their home with a cheerful attitude? It turns out homemaking really isn’t about the organization of things, the money you plan to spend, or the food you’re preparing.… Read More How To Serve Your Spouse Through Homemaking
Anxiety slowly choked me out as my brain fumbled to process all of the possibilities. I ranted to my best friend over the phone, frantically explaining all of the uncertainties that fogged my mind and panicked my soul. I didn’t know what to do, I felt completely and utterly lost.… Read More What to Do When Your Plans are Exhausting You
The truth is, being Silas’ wife was the no-deal-breaker promise I needed to force me to trust God – no matter what – in our relationship. I married Silas because I knew I would be able to follow God better, and even in our few months of marriage that has proven to be true.
However, a loving Pastor gave me one of the greatest gifts a Pastor could give to a bride-to-be. A few phone calls and texts later, and he arranged a coffee date for me and a former military/current police wife. I gleaned so much wisdom and encouragement from Bethany over that java in Kansas City.… Read More 6 Marriage Tips from a (Former Military) Police Wife
Let me guess . . . you know a Christian who cusses, or drinks too much, or didn’t save sex for marriage. Maybe they go to church on Sundays (or skip more than they attend) but are the first to lose patience in line at the grocery store.
Plus, why are Christians all so incredibly judgemental?! Didn’t Jesus say “judge not lest you be judged?” Aren’t Christians supposed to be tolerant and loving?
Why are all Christians such hypocrites!… Read More Why Are All Christians Hypocrites?
To be honest, I struggled big-time with contentment in my singleness before my husband and I tied the knot earlier this year. I longed for the days I would be married already. I just wanted that covenantal, exclusive, never-ending love with Silas that marriage promised me. I wasn’t going to be happy until I had it for myself.… Read More Contentment in Singleness: Love Has Already Found You
Something was missing: the key to unlocking all of these wedding lies I began to believe as an adult. But it wasn’t until I found myself planning my own wedding with my now-husband that I figured this one little secret out that would change my view of weddings and return to me that joy I had as a little girl – for good.… Read More 3 Wedding Myths Busted: Why Those Tiny Details Matter
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. (Hebrews 13:4, ESV) When it came to wedding traditions, my husband was much more adamant about keeping them than I was (up until I accepted help from my family and friends,… Read More Why I Ditched the Bouquet Toss at my Wedding
This culture of demanding people to share more of the depths of their hearts opens up a whole new door for shame and brokenness to fester . . . And I believe that’s probably the reason why it’s not quite the biblical thing to do.… Read More How to be Biblically Authentic: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Commenting “Me Too”
Seeing my groom before the ceremony granted me the ability to give him a once-in-a-lifetime surprise, and helped me embrace joy and peace before the ceremony. … Read More Why I’m So Glad We Had a “First Look”