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Dating is a waste of time. Common Core is stupid. Sometimes you need to take your teenager’s phone.

Here is Episode Four of our Family Youtube Vlog! In this episode, my husband Isaac is driving our oldest daughter to Teen Pact leadership camp. As parents, we always look forward to one on one time with our children. That is when some of the most meaningful conversations happen. They shared part of their car ride conversation which covers topics like perspectives on dating, what she thinks about the common core being incorporated in this year's [...]

By |May 16th, 2016|Blog, Marriage, Parenting, vlog'|2 Comments
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Warning: Are Your Children More Important than Technology?

Laptops, cell phones, tablets, and computer screens have all improved our lives, right? Or maybe not. As a mom of seven, who has teenagers, as well as a baby, I've experienced what parenthood is like with and without technology. When I compare my mothering experience back then to how it is today, I see and experience a challenge today that was never an issue before. If you have teens now think back. Not everyone had a [...]

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Try Something New in Your Marriage & Keep the Spark Alive

Scroll Down to Enter to Win a Sweetheart Gift Basket Every year I have new goals, books I want to read, places I want to go, experiences I want to have, dreams I want to fulfill, and every year my husband and I go on what we call "visioneering dates". Well, truth be told we love them so much we visioneer together often, but we specifically prepare and communicate about where and how [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Blog, Giveaways, Holidays, Marriage|16 Comments
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When you are jealous that your husband gets to work

He was supposed to leave the next morning for a four-day retreat in Hawaii. All I could think about was how he was escaping to paradise, sandy beaches, sunshine, and a full night's sleep, while I was stuck with a sick household of children and a dream of one night's rest uninterrupted. I was jealous. As I went about my day, I washed his clothes for packing and tried to prepare my mindset for the late night drop [...]

By |January 29th, 2016|Biblical Womanhood, Blog, Marriage, Motherhood|2 Comments
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4 Tips to Help You Keep Your Marriage Vow, “For Better, or For Worse”

"For better, or for worse, for richer, or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do us part..." Those infamous words that imply loyalty and faithfulness.   But those vows aren’t so easy to keep when the going gets tough… or tougher… or the toughest. Today my husband and I celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary. I remember the feelings that overwhelmed me the day he proposed. He was [...]

By |September 19th, 2015|Blog, Marriage|0 Comments
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Reasons Why So Many Are Not Speaking Up About Same-Sex Marriage

There is a silence among some. I'm sure you have thought at one point or another in the past week, "I haven't seen many people from the Christian community writing about the same-sex marriage ruling." I sure have. Even those one would expect to speak up on an issue like the Supreme Court ruling last week are simply silent? Why? 1. Fear 2. Confusion 3. A Grieving Spirit 4. Love Let's Expose the Fear This topic [...]

By |July 3rd, 2015|Blog, Faith, Marriage|2 Comments
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How Jealousy Almost Ruined My Marriage + Interview with #TheUnveiledWife & Giveaway

    Enter to win Jen's book Unveiled Wife here! a Rafflecopter giveaway   Purchase here to support Leaving a Legacy & Unveiled Wife! Over the years I have read many marriage books. But I have never come across one that was quite like Jen's book, The Unveiled Wife. As many of you know from reading my book, Redeeming Childbirth: Experiencing His Presence in Pregnancy, Labor, Childbirth, and Beyond, I highly value that "Every Woman [...]

By |March 5th, 2015|Blog, Book Review, Giveaways, Marriage|9 Comments
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Reclaiming the Sacred Influence of the Woman

Dearest Sister, Sometimes we can loose sight of our purpose, our mission, and our calling. In all the striving to be a better wife, mom, sister, writer, homemaker, _____, we can forget that our identity is not connected to any of those roles. Since the beginning, women have struggled to find their identity in God alone. Just look where that got Eve. And now here we are, Daughters of Eve, Daughters of the One True [...]

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Show “Perfect Courtesy” to Everyone, Including Your Family

Do you struggle with being kind and courteous to your spouse? How about being respectful and kind to your children? There is no pretty way to make this sound any better than it really is. So I am just going to confess it, yes, this is a struggle for me. The weird thing, is that it didn't used to be. When life was so much simpler {before kids}, I wasn't stretched or challenged to be nice [...]

By |November 17th, 2014|Blog, Faith, Marriage, Motherhood, Parenting, Reflections|3 Comments
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Is Poking Fun a Sin? | A Deeper Look at Relationships

About two months ago I wrote the post, I Sinned Against My Husband {Part 1}. But what you don't know is that, the day before, I really did sin against my husband, by poking fun at him. That post, this series, was inspired by the ugliness I saw in myself that Sunday morning while getting ready for church {of all days}. But I knew that I needed to spend some time truly examining this common communication [...]

By |March 24th, 2014|Blog, Faith, Family Discipleship, Marriage|5 Comments