How to Know You Are Ready for Marriage

Marriage

How to Know You Are Ready for Marriage

“Marriage changes everything.” Have you heard that one before? I have. But I’ve never understood or agreed with that sentiment. “Marriage is hard,” they also say. If you believe those things, marriage sounds like a pretty scary thing! But I don’t think marriage is scary. Big, yes. Scary? No. Here’s why I feel this way, and more importantly, how you can know if you’re ready[...]

Why My Marriage Is About Unity, Not Gender Roles

Marriage

Why My Marriage Is About Unity, Not Gender Roles

Christian marriage is a union of two people before God and man; it includes a promise to be faithful, and to love and cherish each other for the rest of your lives. Those are the facts that most of us can agree upon. Yet beyond that, there are many aspects of marriage that have the church divided in opinions. Some people believe marriage is eternal,[...]

Newborn Care Choices You Need to Know About

Parenting

Newborn Care Choices You Need to Know About

Although parenting begins as soon as you discover you are pregnant, your parenting choices begin most dramatically at birth. In those first few hours and days, and the days and weeks leading up to them, you must make many decisions about your baby's care. In hospital births, there are procedures that are often done routinely, which you may want to consider refusing. Even in home births,[...]

How to Love Your Significant Other Every Day

Marriage

How to Love Your Significant Other Every Day

  Sometimes, we all need a reminder to actively love the one we've chosen to commit ourselves to. After all, love is a verb. Here are five things we can all do each day to love our significant other! Speak Kindly I often need to step back and check myself on this one. Sometimes my words and my tone towards my husband are less than[...]

6 Steps to Ruining Your Birth Experience

Pregnancy & Birth

6 Steps to Ruining Your Birth Experience

*Please understand that this post is sarcastic. I would never want anybody to have a negative birth experience, and yet so many women do, often for these reasons. My hope is that this post will encourage birthing women to do the opposite!* 1. Start with Fear. Believe that pregnancy and birth are medical problems that you need to be rescued from. Remember that even though[...]

An Essential Guide to Tantrums

Parenting

An Essential Guide to Tantrums

Ah, the dreaded tantrum. We’ve all seen one. Many of us have judged a few parents for their inability to control their toddler’s public fits. Many of us have been those parents, unable to stop the embarrassing displays of unrestrained fury from our youngest family members. What’s a parent to do? Remember That Tantrums Are Normal Study child development or have children of your own,[...]