Category: relationships

  • How many kids should we have?

    The whole issue of choosing whether or not to have children, when to have children, and how many children to have is extremely multi-faceted. It is an issue that has preoccupied recent generations far more than the generations preceding us simply due to the sponsorship of its patron saint: birth controls.* I know you know…

  • Happy New Year! & #cruconf

    Happy New Year!                 I’m still feeling so blessed and refreshed in my heart from spending the last few days of 2013 hanging out and catching up with so many close friends at Cru Conference – all staying in the same hotel and many of them freed of their…

  • Heart Treasure

    When I was a junior in college, I read an article by Bill Hybels called “The Art of Self Leadership.” The article helped me self-reflect in a way I’d never known before, and it changed my life so dramatically that I made it a habit to read it annually. One thing Hybels addressed was, “What…

  • True Generosity?

    2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. It was a late spring morning a few years ago when I read this verse during my quiet time for the first time. I…

  • What We’re Looking for in a Church

    We just moved. And so we’re searching for a new local church to attend, enjoy, give. As a side note, a cross-state move produces the most pleasant circumstances under which to search for a new church: you must give no reasons for leaving your old church besides “We moved” and you must give no reasons…

  • Marriage: Feelings vs. Promise

    Jason & I watched this little video recently of Tim Keller, John Piper, & Don Carson and there was so much good in it that I had to share it with you. Even if you wouldn’t call yourself a Christian or religious, I think you’d like this.         Sustaining the Covenant of…

  • Parenting Principle: A Time for Everything

    I think an awful lot about parenting. Maybe because right now it’s my job. One thing that’s true is that we have very few rules at our house. I do my best to parent less out of rules and at least mostly out of principles. I guess I feel like it’s more true to how…

  • For Christ’s Sake

    Recently I ran across the following statement of Jesus: “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” (Matthew 10:39) The words “my sake” stuck out to me as if I’d never read them before. When I look back on the past year, it has felt…