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When You Feel Like the Only Mom Who Doesn't Have Her Life Together

Debbie Holloway

I regularly feel like I’m pretending to be an adult. I managed pretty well through college, enjoying independence while still coming home some weekends or letting my Dad buy groceries for me every couple of months. But after graduation, I crashed whirlwind into Grown Up Land; I got engaged, got a real job, got married, and rented my first apartment, all in the space of about 18 months. Even now, as I prepare for my first out-of-state move away from my parents and siblings, it still kind of feels like I’m faking it. Read more...

How to Embrace Fun in Your Marriage Right Now

Steve Arterburn

My wife and I love to dance! We’re not the greatest dancers, but we dance. If we are in a shopping mall and the music is perfect for a swing and a twirl, then we take a break and dance. We have been known to dance our way to the top of an elevator while people sigh and laugh and say they wish they had someone to dance with. If the music that catches our ear is slow, we will dance slowly. But we love faster tunes where we can twirl and spin under each other’s arms. I fold her into me, and then I spin her out. I lead, she follows, and for a few short moments, the tough realities we face go away. We are each other’s and it is evident we enjoy being a couple. Read more...

When You are the Only One Who Wants to Fix Your Marriage

Whenever I hear someone say that their first year of marriage (or two, or five, etc.) was difficult, I breathe a sigh of relief. While I am sorry to hear of couples struggling, I am relieved to know that I am not alone.  Read more...

How to Learn What Your Husband Isn't Telling You

Your husband has a lot going on inside his mind. But you may not know much about it, because many men are unwilling or unable to express their thoughts and feelings openly and honestly to their wives. Instead, they communicate in ways they think will protect them from pain, hoping to get what they want in marriage while sabotaging that goal with ineffective communication. Read more...

Bible the Only Surviving Item in Lady Antebellum Bus Fire

A tour bus carrying singing trio Lady Antebellum caught on fire headed to Dallas, Texas.  Although it destroyed the bus, everyone made it out alive.  The only item to make it out undamaged was Hillary Scott's bible! Read more...

Is "Waiting on God" an Excuse to be Lazy?

Debra Fileta via truelovedates.com

Q: Many Christians say when it comes to the discussion of relationships, “Wait on the Lord…” what is this supposed to mean? Read more...

When Should I Admit Mistakes to My Child?

Beth Ann Baus via Crosswalk.com

If you are the owner of a preschooler, you may also be the owner of a Beginner’s Bible. My 5 year-old, Daniel has always been drawn to stories with battles and unlikely heroes, his favorite being David and Goliath. My 4 year-old, Levi has always claimed the “no-no fruit” as his favorite. He has always found it hard to believe that Adam and Eve made such a “bad choice.” Read more...

10 Men Christian Women Should Never Marry

Debbie McDaniel

As women, we grow up dreaming about whom we’ll someday marry. We watch countless romantic movies and read fairy tales about Prince Charming. We have Pinterest boards for planning the big wedding day. We make lists of traits we’d love to see in a future husband, longing for Mr. Right. Often our expectations loom big. And in our quest for the happily ever after, we may start to feel like we have to settle. Read more...

Can a Mother's Unconditional Love Really Lead to Redemption?

Troy Hartman was sitting in a jail cell 15 years ago, a devastated young man. A New Year’s Eve party welcoming in the year 2000 started out with college friends playing cards and talking about the future. Alcohol was flowing. After they watched on TV as the ball dropped in Times Square, Hartman and his best friend, Matt Jones, hopped into Jones’ Ford Explorer. Hartman took the wheel. Read more...

9 Most Dangerous Apps for Kids

In 2013, a twelve-year-old girl was lured away from her home by a 21 year-old-man. Once they met, he took her to a motel and took advantage of her. How did this little girl meet this terrible stranger? Read more...