Category: christian living

Jennifer Lopez & the Superbowl Half Time Show: We’re Not Empowering Women

(For the record, the above image is not nearly the worst of the half-time show costumes; just what I felt comfortable sharing.) I realize there is a lot of commentary already about the half-time show in last night's Superbowl. Everything from "It was despicably sexual" to "another vote for empowered women!" I needed to write simply to ...

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All of Parenting is a Gracious Rescue (and we are not the savior of our children)

Paul Tripp's video, Mirror of Sin & Means of Grace: Parents are Works in Progress Too  hit me right in the heart. I may have cried, then wrote letters of apology to my adult children. Do yourself a huge favor and watch it. Then come back and talk to me. Cause I'm feeling a little ...

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Remembering the Importance of the Seemingly Unimportant at Home

You'd think I would remember. I've been cherishing and talking about HOME for so long. But we get busy and we forget. I do anyway. I forget how important are the hundreds of little things that make home what it is. That the atmosphere of a home subtly, slowly and profoundly shapes our children as they ...

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How to Raise a Snowflake (An Overly Sensitive, Easily Offended Person Who Struggles with Life)

By the new definition of what it means to be a snowflake, it feels like we're living in a winter wonderland, where it truly makes one wonder, "How did we get here?" Maybe you've noticed that we live in a time more than ever where feelings rule and the main rule is that anything or anyone ...

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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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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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