Where Children Sleep

You guys, it’s true. This social worker still makes a lot of time to soak up good magazines at home and at Barnes & Noble… And an occasional US Weekly in the checkout line at Walgreens.  Dan and I are still striving to do regular dates, and on a date afternoon a few weeks ago,… Continue reading Where Children Sleep

what I’m enjoying

It’s been a busy week, but we’re staying in tonight. And I’m just soaking up all sorts of goodness via my eyes and ears. So, what I’m enjoying tonight… + Mars Hill Church’s Asaph’s Arrows album. ‘In Christ Alone’ gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it. And I’ll be honest, I sometimes struggle to… Continue reading what I’m enjoying

Love & Respect Giveaway

Time for another book giveaway! Love & Respect  is the other book we received multiple copies of as wedding gifts. I read part of it pre-marriage, and I hope to read the rest soon. And so far, so good! Here’s the description: A wife has one driving need — to feel loved. When that need is… Continue reading Love & Respect Giveaway

book giveaway: Sacred Marriage

Hi, friends. Husband and I stocked up on some faith-based marriage books after we got engaged. We also were gifted several marriage books for our wedding. This means we ended up with doubles of Sacred Marriage and Love and Respect. I’ll be giving both away here. This week: Sacred Marriage. Book description: Your marriage is more than a sacred… Continue reading book giveaway: Sacred Marriage

truthfulness + committment

Expanding my marriage book library, and after I read this article, an excerpt from Tim Keller’s new book The Meaning of Marriage, I’m pretty sure I’ll need to add it, too. Here’s a tiny bit: Love without truth is sentimentality; it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws. Truth without… Continue reading truthfulness + committment

holy more than happy

‘What if God didn’t design marriage to be ‘easier’? What is God had an end in mind that went beyond our happiness, our comfort, and our desire to be infatuated and happy as if the world were a perfect place? What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?‘… Continue reading holy more than happy

foster care + attachment

“The most common response to the news that you foster parent is ‘I couldn’t do that, I’d get too attached.’ The answer to that is that in fact, that’s the job — kids need attachments, they need love and care, they need you to get attached to them, and help them attach to you. There’s… Continue reading foster care + attachment