When You’re a Child of Divorce

¬† I remember the first time I heard that a friend’s parents were divorcing. I must have been 7 at the time, and I didn’t understand. Was that possible? People were allowed to do that? It didn’t seem right. More than that, it seemed wrong. Growing up, I didn’t know my biological dad, and my mom married my stepdad when I was 4 so I remember little before him. They had a fine marriage, but there were always issues. Even {Read More}

5 Ways to Help a Mom Who is Suddenly Single

I was a single mom when I first had my son at 17-years-old, and I mentor teenage mothers in a weekly support group, most of which are single. And every month my husband travels out of town for 7-10 days (sometimes more!), making me single for a time. Yet I am thankful I am married to an amazing man who is a wonderful companion and huge support. When he is away I realize how hard it is for single moms {Read More}

10 Tips for Young, Married Couples | Part One

I asked my Facebook friends who have been married for at least twenty years what advice they’d give to a young, married couple, and I loved their answers! I have such wise friends. Read Part Two. Read Part Three.¬†Read Part Four. Pass on these posts to any young, married couples you know!   “I’ve been married thirty-four years. Treat each other with love and respect. Be each other’s biggest cheerleaders. Put God in the center of your relationship by praying {Read More}

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