A Letter to My Daughters About Sexual Harassment & Living Here Right Now

Dear sweet young girls and women, You are strikingly beautiful--inside and out. Our culture values beauty but sometimes they get it wrong. They mistake seductive or sexy or desired for real beauty and it can get really confusing to those of you trying to make your way through it all. There are mildly inappropriate behaviors that both ...

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Your Job is Not to be Amazing. So Just Stop Trying.

I saw it again, a mom's post of her daughter's birthday party, complete with (real, live) Disney Princesses, a speechlessly beautiful 3-tier cake, all the bouncy things and a Pinterest-perfect atmosphere. And it WAS beautiful and amazing. And I'm sure her daughter loved it. And no, there is nothing wrong with an amazing birthday party. But ...

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What Children Need to be Successful

Let Your Kids Watch Lifehacks Don't we all just want to know what children need to be successful and worry that it's all up to us? I was complaining to my kids about how many "life hack" videos they've watched this summer, even though there are worse things they could watch. Hours later, my younger daughter showed ...

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The Secret to Less Stress in Homeschooling? The 3 R’s

Homeschoolers face a number of stresses. They have to answer neighbors and strangers alike about qualifications, feeling the constant need to prove the effectiveness of homeschooling, though its validation has been long proven. Curriculum choices abound and we are always looking at our homeschooling friends to see how they are doing it, always knowing we could ...

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The Sexual Revolution of Our Culture & What to Tell Our Children

I've been quiet here for a while about hot topics (mostly because my hot topic is running my household/home business and keeping all these people fed and happy). But because I think this is such a crucial issue and I know many Christian parents are grasping at straws about how to navigate through these murky waters ...

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What to Do if You’re Married to a Narcissist

You may have noticed it's been a while between the last post in the Narcissist Series and this one. It's because this is so hard for me to write and also, not everyone will agree with me. This subject has caused a good deal of pain and dissension in the church, so I don't enter ...

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What the Church and Counselors Need to Understand About Narcissistic Abuse

One of the most difficult things about being married to a narcissist who is abusive (and no, I am not), is finding people who will not only listen to your plight, but understand it. And sadly, even if you find those people, they may not always know what to do to help. Is is my hope ...

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What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder & How to Know if You’re Married to or Living with Someone with NPD

Why Use the Term Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Having had a family member (or two) with narcissistic personality disorder and having walked recently very closely with several women in narcissistic, abusive marriages, there are some important things I want to clarify surrounding the term itself, which some Christians do not like to acknowledge, especially the "disorder" part. Most ...

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Narcissistic Personality & Abuse in Marriage: A Series is Coming

One of the reasons I've been quieter here lately, is because I'm neck-deep in helping several women who are in/coming out of narcissistic abuse. I have so much I want to say, and there are so many things that need to be said, and I'm still formulating an order of how I'm going to say ...

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Loving the Strength of a Wife & Mother (And Don’t Blush About Your Dreams)

I know there have been lots of crickets here lately. What to say? Life is super full and I don't get around to writing like I used to. But let me just tell you...when I saw this piece come across my Facebook feed, I HAD to share it with you. Do not click away. Read ...

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