How To Give Good Advice (3 Tips)

I’ve been surprised to see how my being pregnant has brought out different sides of people. Mainly very strong opinions from people I’m close to (and not so close to). There’s something about being pregnant that seems to draw advice right out of people, whether I ask for it or not. Some advice I’ve been … Continue reading How To Give Good Advice (3 Tips)

How To Respond When Your Name Is Slandered

It’s always painful when someone says something untrue about you. If you’re anything like me, in these moments, you want justice. For your own name. For the sake of truth being known. For that person to not get away with what they’ve done. For others’ view of you to not be warped by a lie.To … Continue reading How To Respond When Your Name Is Slandered

How To Respond To Your Haters In A Healthy Way

It’s no secret that we live in a culture of “recreational outrage.” People seem to genuinely enjoy becoming upset and annoyed in a very public way--whether on social media or otherwise. (But mostly on social media.)It’s also true that in order to avoid criticism, “say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” So in any age, if … Continue reading How To Respond To Your Haters In A Healthy Way

9 Lessons from our First Year of Marriage

On October 6, we will celebrate one year of marriage. So, naturally, we now feel confident handing out expert relationship advice! (Just kidding.) But in our first year of marriage, we have learned a few good lessons that we thought we’d pass along to you. Here are nine. 1. Finding and learning new rhythms is … Continue reading 9 Lessons from our First Year of Marriage

Broken Toilets & Sanctification

After laboring through a treacherous four mile run in the peak temperatures on late June afternoon, the last thing I wanted to do was deal with a broken toilet. The flusher on the toilet had been a little out of sorts for the previous few days. But today it finally broke. The water inside the … Continue reading Broken Toilets & Sanctification