Browsing Category : Relationships

Practical Hope for the Highly-Sensitive Mom

I became clued into the fact that I was most likely a highly-sensitive mother when I was reading the book, Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka.  As I read through the descriptors of what comprises a highly-sensitive child, I found myself identifying personally with many of them!  Needless to say, in a home with more than one highly-sensitive, spirited…

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Grief: When the Void Becomes the New Normal

Right after my mother passed away, I wondered what it would feel like when we all sort of adjusted to her no longer being with us.  In some ways, the grief was stronger in the days leading up to her death.  The dark, fearful anticipation of what it would be like when she was gone.  Never being able to see…

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Love vs Lust- 4 Ways to Spot the Difference

The world will offer you many different ideas as to what love is.  You can fall in love, and you can fall out of it.  And society’s definition of love will change according to which culture and generation you live.  But there is another way to determine true love. And it’s important in any relationship to know if you what…

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Trusting in God After Loss

Have you ever read Jeremiah 32? I absolutely love this story in the Bible: the Babylonian army has moved in, and the land of Israel is under siege. They’re about to be overtaken by their enemies. In fact, God is saying YOU ARE going to be overtaken by your enemies. The situation is less than dismal. It’s a war zone.…

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On Racism & Seeing Another’s Reality

There are times when I wish we had started a food blog or a DIY blog and could keep all the subject matter happy and succinct.  Now is one of these times.  But for whatever ridiculous reason, I feel obligated to say something about the weightier matters at hand.  In my country.  Currently. I read recently that the best writers…

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Love, Sex, and Relationships: Proceed with Wisdom

Love, sex, and relationships.  These 3 topics must be the source of most of the world’s joy and most of it’s pain.  From a toddler’s tantrum to a full-blown world war, we need to know how to navigate these waters. These three “wisdom points” are all taken from Dean Sherman’s book, Relationships: The Key To Love, Sex, and Everything Else.*  It…

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It’s Not Rude Where I Come From

I’ve long been fascinated with people, specifically their cultures.  When I was a little girl, I would go to the library or our family’s set of encyclopedias (yes, pre-Google), and read about different countries and their practices.  Sometimes I would try to make costumes like the ones I saw in the picture or food from the various regions I studied.…

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How a Second-hand Canoe Helped My Marriage

This was a guest post that I did for  To see the full post, please click here. I am a Do-It-Yourselfer.  (Just check out my Pinterest board for proof!)  I like to be busy, and I pride myself on being resourceful.  I can (and did) manage fine without a husband for many years.  Upon high school graduation, I moved…

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Why You Don’t Need to Wait for Your Husband’s Approval

My husband and I are both missionaries.  We met whilst on the field in East Asia.  That was in 2004.  He had been there a couple of years already and me -newly arrived.  We got married a few years later and were raising our 2 kids there until God called us to the US last year to work on this…

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