selflessness

8 Things That Guarantee a Great Marriage

I was recently reading a shared post on Facebook that was titled, “8 things that your boyfriend hates but will never tell you” or something close to that. The author…

Sunday Dinner

“Honey, will you ever be one of those Sunday dinner type of cooks?” A blank stare came across my face as these words escaped my husband’s mouth. I will admit…

Courageous Womanhood

When Courageous came out on DVD, it was the number one selling DVD in the country. That movie celebrates the roll and calling of men to step up and be…

The Reverse-Cinderella Syndrome

As little girls, we grow up reading fairy tales about beautiful princesses being rescued by their knights in shining armor.  Deep down in our hearts, every little girl yearns to…

Grandparents Raising Grandkids

Pete and Carol, happily married for 39 years, were ‘empty-nesters.’ Their 3 children were all in their 30’s, married, and now Pete and Carol were enjoying grandchildren. A phone call…

Battling the Joy Suckers of Motherhood

“Mom.” The insistent whisper pried my reluctant eyes open in the half-light of dawn that was slowly creeping across our bedroom. The view from my soft, welcoming pillow showed my…

Woman Thoughts Versus Mom Thoughts

Last week a friend of mine said to me, “I don’t know how to be happy.” That admission has caused me to pause and contemplate the reasoning behind such a shocking statement….

Who am I, Again?

Sometimes I feel faceless. A couple of weeks ago after noticing the rather bleak “I’m gonna crack” expression on my face, my husband shooed me out the door with the…

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