Category: marriage

“What DO You Believe About Men’s & Women’s Roles in Marriage & Family?” (On Patriarchy and Stuff.)

An email I received said: "Dear Kelly, I am so confused. There seem to be so many beliefs about marriage and roles and one group villainizes another group for their stance, and vice versa. I'm particularly confused about what is called "patriarchy." I thought that was another term for what the Bible taught about husbands and wives, ...

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Every Good & Perfect Gift…Our Daughter’s Marriage

Raising a child up to leave home is one of the most glorious, painful oxymorons of life. Parents are handed a soft, sweet-smelling, beautiful creature, perfectly helpless and perfectly captivating. They pour their time, love, energy, tears and prayer into that gift and beg the Lord to protect her, lead her, and give her good ...

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Homemaking 101 & Unmarried: The Films. On Sale.

Do you need a "back-to-basics" homemaking crash course? Or maybe you just need a reminder to inspire you out of the lull of drudgery. Either way, I think you'll love the Homemaking 101 DVD from my friend, Jennifer, at Family Vision Films. It is on sale right now for $11.95 just until Sunday! Get your discount with ...

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5 Things People Think About Marriage and Growing Up That Are Wrong

The following are actual statements I've read or heard in just the last few weeks about marriage and life, and I assume many people believe them. And because the way a culture thinks about marriage greatly influences said culture, we need to be thinking rightly about it and helping others do the same. Especially our ...

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We Don’t Get Marriage (And That Makes Us Say Dumb Stuff)

As I enter that time in life where my children grow into adults and my friends' children do the same, marriage is a hot topic. And our grown-up kids are bombarded with unsolicited advice: "Don't get married unless you're ready." "Don't get married too young." "Don't get married too old." "Don't get married and have a baby right away." "Don't ...

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Featured @ The Laundry Moms Today!

The Laundry Moms is a nifty site full of awesome tips for moms with advice about everything from saving money to removing stains. I think you'll love it! Jump over today to read one of my most popular posts, A Letter to My Children About Marriage. Then browse and see the other great stuff there and ...

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5 Things That Can Weigh Down Your Marriage (Darlene Schacht)

Darlene at The Time-Warp Wife shares some good words for our marriages. What are  you challenged by? "About fifteen years ago my husbands brother won $25,ooo from one of those scratch and win cards. I don’t remember the details all that well, but I do remember this: the night that he won, he slept with the ...

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(Be My Valentine) True Romance Looks Very Different From a Movie

All of us were probably swept away at some time or the other. I remember meeting my husband. We worked together. Just seeing him show up made my heart beat faster. And for our 2 dating years, we stared into eyes and thought we were more romantic than any other couple. We were helplessly in ...

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Why We Should Encourage Our Kids to Marry Young

Occasionally someone ventures outside the cultural marriage norms and makes the case for getting married young, but generally, it's ingrained deep within us all that there's an acceptable age to marry,  and to do so before that is unwise. But is it? We admit there's an epidemic of adults who are over-sized children though the full weight of ...

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One Woman’s Story: Addiction, Adultery, Abortion and Atonement (Part 4)

Read part 1, part 2 and part 3 of Megan's story. I am so encouraged and stand amazed reading it, at what the Lord has done. May it encourage you as well.  "After arriving home from my abortion all I could do was cry and long for my empty womb to be filled again with the ...

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