How to Be a Great Mother-in-Law

A great mother-in-law?? Okay, most days, I’d settle for just being a good one or even simply not messing up a relationship too badly. I’ve been a mother-in-law for 17 years now. We have five kids—three daughters and two sons. All of them are married, so I have both sons- and daughters-in-law. And the things I’ve learned Continue »

3 Tips to Improve Your Marriage

My husband and I just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary! It doesn’t seem that long ago. We told a friend’s little daughter that we were celebrating our 40th anniversary, and with wide eyes, she gasped in disbelief! It was fun. So the question some have asked, what makes marriage work? I was raised by a single mom. Continue »

Mom, What’s for Dinner?

Can you keep a secret? I’m not all that overjoyed when my kids bust through the doors and bellow, “Mom what’s for dinner?” Riveted by my latest fiction or engrossed in MomLife Today, I always seem to be caught off guard. As much as I really do love to cook, there’s a small moment when I Continue »

I Still Do

Editor’s note: This article was adapted from the story of a woman who attended one of FamilyLife’s I Still Do™ events between 1999-2002. Soon after my wedding day, I began to wonder if my husband and I should be married. Our relationship just didn’t seem right. We were always arguing over something, and I thought Continue »

Small Lies Are Telling

This morning I saw a tweet from my son, and I always read what my sons post on twitter. Ben linked to an article and said in his tweet, “something I need to work on immediately.” Impressed with his transparency, I opened the article and began to read. Liking the content, I retweeted it, closed the Continue »

Marriage in Turmoil?

My husband struggles with workaholism, a time-stealing beast he continuously tries to tame. As his loving wife I have to do my very best to support him by praying for him and living with him in an understanding way as much as possible. During one of those seasons in life when he was working more hours Continue »

My Mature Mom Moment

  Rachel, my daughter with autism, adheres to routine. Her favorite activity is riding the school bus, which is not available on Saturdays. She didn’t get the memo. At 3 a.m., Rachel came into our room illuminating the way with her iPad. In her mind, it was time to get up for school (by the way, Continue »