2 - Family Life

Talking to Your Kids about Coronavirus
This and other posts on our site may contain affiliate links. If you click on one and make a purchase, we make a small commission and it doesn't cost you anything extra. The headlines are pretty alarming, "Authorities Threaten to Kill Pets," "I Was So Scared," and "Coronavirus death toll rises above 2000 worldwide." Since we…
Valentine’s Day Freebie
Sometimes, romantic holidays suffer from expectations so high that we're easily offended, drawn into arguments, or just end up sullen and irritable. Who wants romance to turn into disappointment? That's why it's helped us to have a plan. We're so tired and distracted that if we don't plan the time we have together, it tends…
Interesting Books 2019
This post may contain affiliate links. When you use them to purchase, we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I’m a pretty avid reader. It’s part of my daily routine, and longer periods on vacation. Several years ago I started keeping a list of books I’d finished during the year; to…
Avengers: Endgame – All the Feels
After the crushing defeat of Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame takes us on a rollercoaster of emotionally-charged scenes leading to a resolution you won't soon forget. Endgame opens in the moments before Thanos uses the Infinity Stones to snap away half of the inhabitants of the universe. Hawkeye and his family are enjoying idyllic family time…
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime Video
Despite some early reviews, I was pretty excited to check out the new Amazon Prime Original series, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. You see, I love Tom Clancy. Clancy is one of those authors that stands at the very top of an entire genre. A former insurance agent, his first novel, The Hunt for Red October, was unexpectedly picked…
Do You Need a Glass of Wine
Do You Need a Glass of Wine?
I get it. I really do. I have more than my share of awful days. Like when we speak 15 times in three days (for an hour each time!) and stand at the booth in between sessions, counseling and praying with folks, all of which we love, but are exhausting. Then we pack out our…
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Weekly Fun for Your Marriage
  The Bible speaks about marriage as a partnership, like two horses pulling in harness together. It's a good image of shared purpose and common goals - but we need to be sure we spend time face-to-face as well as shoulder-to-shoulder! Isn't it time to really look at one another and think about yourselves as…
For Our Future Daughters in Law
I was floating in the lake in my "mama suit" with my hair going every which way when one of my sons looked over at me and said, "Mom, you're beautiful!" A few months ago, I might have answered, "Oh, please! I look awful!" but I've learned better since then. A few months ago I read…
The Marriage Vow
In an age when the divorce rate among Christians differs in no respect from that of unbelievers, to the shame of the church, we seem to have forgotten what a vow is. This weekend I had the privilege of seeing what it means to an older generation to promise "For better or for worse." The story of the marriage of my grandparents is not a happily-ever-after one...
Family Devotion: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
This is one of those hymns that we think we all know, but usually only sing the first verse. This is like nibbling on the salad and walking out on the feast. Charles Wesley packed so much Biblical truth into this carol, you not only don't want to miss it, but you ought to make…