Easter Advent

The Easter season is a great time to tell the true meaning of the holiday: the story of Jesus Christ. We have found Resurrection Eggs, a product developed and produced by FamilyLife, to be very helpful. Here is a fun way to celebrate, an Easter Advent! Here is what you will need: A calendar Set of Resurrection Continue »

Code M

“May I please get out?” At my request, my two-and-a-half-year-old had rephrased “I want to get out,” as in, of the shopping cart. I hefted him to the floor as I did the three-children-means-three-seconds glance at the shirt I’d seen on sale, trying to pick the right color. “Stay where I can see you,” I Continue »

Burned by Betrayal

Have you ever felt betrayed by a close friend? How about a business associate? A spouse? Has someone ever spread lies about you to ruin your reputation? What about having to watch — helpless — while a former friend or loved one used an unscrupulous lawyer and false accusations against you, all in the name of greed? Or, Continue »

Burned by Betrayal

Have you ever felt betrayed by a close friend? How about a business associate? A spouse? Has someone ever spread lies about you to ruin your reputation? What about having to watch — helpless — while a former friend or loved one used an unscrupulous lawyer and false accusations against you, all in the name of greed? Or, Continue »

Divorce is Not the Answer

When I hear about families going through divorce, I feel an overwhelming sense of grief and loss. I have friends who have been devastated by divorce. Divorce is heartbreaking, all the more so when one of the parties is blindsided by the decision of the other to give up and end the marriage. This seems to be Continue »

Olympic Impossibilities

Did you or did you not gasp when China’s Shen and Zhao faltered on that lift? I could hardly contain myself as I waited for their scores to find out if — after years of Russian domination in Olympic figure skating pairs — the married couple who’d come out of retirement to compete had won. Continue »