Pushing Together or Pulling Apart

One of the great things in life is how we change & our interests evolve. This can be great for our marriages...or it can pull you apart if you don't work to include one another in those developments. It's so easy to believe the lie, "We just aren't compatible anymore," but that doesn't jive with God's definition of marriage. Growth in us can bring growth in our relationships when we don't just focus on ourselves!

Do you feel like you've grown apart from your spouse? Take a moment to intentionally tune into his interests, and - even if he couldn't care less about social psychology studies or babywearing or making your own cleaning products - God will honor your efforts and bring healing to you in His way & in His time.


Redeemed Parenting

When you come from a background where your parents' parenting was ineffective (or worse), it can be a real worry that you will repeat their legacy. The great news is that when we have an active, grace-filled relationship with our loving Daddy, He enters in & rewrites the story! But we desperately need to be in community, humbly listening to others & accepting wisdom where we are lacking. This doesn't mean we take every piece of unsolicited advice that comes our way, but rather we use discernment to recognize that God brings us together as a Body to raise His precious little ones!


Welcome to the World

On a personal note, I had twins yesterday. The two boys join their daddy & sister in our wacky home. Off to cocoon for a few hours & bask in this double joy...

~A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.~
John 16:21