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Letter to a New Bride

You can’t possibly know the scars or the joys that will be etched upon your heart these next ten years. You might face pain and trials like you’ve never experienced before. Anything could happen, and everything could change...

Should Christians Take Medication for Mental Illness?

The Christian community is somewhat divided on the issue of taking medicine for mental health issues. There is even division over whether “mental health issues” are even biblical. Yet the Bible seems to present a balanced view of both medical and spiritual approaches.

5 Things a Wife Needs (But Doesn’t Know How to Ask For)

There are numerous things wives need from their husbands, but they don’t know how to articulate them, or they fear the question will bring tension.   More than 200 women were recently asked: What is something you need from your husband, but you don’t know how to ask him for it? 

Here are the top five responses...

Fun, Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

The daily routine of packing foods for lunchtime may seem boring, but the food inside those lunchboxes doesn't have to be. Consider your students' personality when planning school lunches.

Are You Comfortable In Your Own Skin?

These days it is so easy to feel insecure about our appearance. When was the last time you felt comfortable in your own skin?

But watch what happens when a group of children are asked about their appearance.  Their answers make us rethink about what really matters in our outward appearance.

Why We Need ‘Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

Coming to theaters this Thanksgiving, Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) and journalist Tom Junod (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys). 

Why does Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood continues to hold such a dear and tender spot in the hearts of generations of Americans?  More importantly, why do we NEED Fred Rogers' message now more than ever?

What Do Wives Want From Their Husbands?

Wives want quality time, help around the house, leadership, and affection. That’s what the article I read listed. But life tells a very different story. What do women really want from their husbands?

Insomnia Help: 4 Steps to a Good Night’s Sleep

Millions of Americans find themselves wide awake in the wee hours of the night. If you’re one of them, you might be suffering from one of a number of possible issues linked to sleep and heart health.
Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to correct these situations.

5 Things You Need to Say 'No' to for a Good Marriage

For some things it's easy to say "no" - To kids who want their 3rd bowl of ice cream, to teens who want to skip school, and to door-to-door salespeople - saying “no” is easy.  But when it comes to marriage, it isn’t easy to discern when to say “no.”

Here are 5 things you can say “no” to in order to better your marriage.

The Prayer God Always Answers

I am aware of little that God does in my life. I certainly notice the prayers he hasn't yet answered. But I've been asking God to show me more of those 10,000 things. I've asked him to show me more of his glory, his amazing grace toward me, and the way he works in all the details of my life.

12 Ways to Live Well and Spend Less

You don’t have to spend more money or time to get more out of life.  The best things in life really are free, and spending less money on what you do have to buy can enrich your life in priceless ways.

Here’s how you can live well while spending less

Bring Out the Best in Your Husband

If your husband sees that you believe in him no matter what, he'll gain the confidence to believe in himself and change for the better.

Here's how you can bring out the best in your husband by encouraging him.

10 Things You Never Need to Worry About

As I’ve grown older, I’ve made it a point to not waste a day worrying about something I can’t control.

Here are ten things that you never need to worry about if you follow God’s trustworthy Word and depend on the One who can do all things...

Allowances, Chores and Teaching Stewardship

Should you give your child an allowance? Should it be connected to chores? Financial and parenting expert Shane Barkley addresses the differing approaches to teaching kids money management skills.

It's Time to be OK with Never Getting Married

"What if I never marry?" They say people fear public speaking more than death itself, but I believe there’s a greater fear than this. The fear of never getting married is rampant.  And it is crippling Christian women. It’s time. It’s more than time.

It’s time to be okay with never getting married.

Rest: The Forgotten Key to Our Emotional Well-Being

We live in a world where late nights and early mornings validate our human struggle, where doing without physical or emotional sustenance equates with a personal suffrage of sorts. We pass the days telling ourselves when this project is over or this season is done, then we can rest - and we believe those lies.

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