Engaging critical conversations about pornography

Engaging critical conversations about pornography

Hearing the word “porn” can make us want to shout “la la la la" with our fingers in our ears. But with the infiltration of pornography through the…


Confession in motherhood

Confession in motherhood

On a whim the other day, I asked my three-year-old daughter, “What does mommy say a lot?” I hoped her answer would be something like, “I love you,”…


Mothering by faith—not fear

Mothering by faith—not fear

There’s nothing like the moment you first hold your baby. As you caress their tiny fingers and count their tiny toes, a holy awe settles around you.…


Overcoming fear in our parenting

Overcoming fear in our parenting

Our imagination can be used against us Perhaps you can relate to my vivid imagination when it comes to fear? I read Scarlet Hiltibidal’s Afraid of…


Releasing my grip on my almost adult child

Releasing my grip on my almost adult child

My daughter is a “late bloomer” when it comes to driving. Thanks to COVID slowing things down with government agencies, she got a driver’s permit…


We are not powerless in school shootings

I went to bed last night heartbroken, angry, confused, and, most of all, scared. I’m devastated by the images of terrified students running from…


The walk that changes everything

The walk that changes everything

The Book of Parenting has so many chapters.  We start the day we find out we are going to be parents thinking of names and planning the nursery. Then…


How to thrive as the parent of a sensitive teenager

My son has been quiet all afternoon.  Not in his usual introverted way—today he’s brooding. Slumpy.  I plop down beside him on the couch. “Okay,…


Freedom in Christ—a more enjoyable way to live

We've been preparing for our longest RV trip yet, which means making far too many pink and orange highlighted lists and checking them a gazillion…