Parenting

This Could Change Your Marriage: War Room Movie Review

War Room. You need to see this movie. This movie opens with a voice talking about the wars we face, while the visual being a husband and wife arguing. That opening scene ended with the words: Victories don’t come by accident.” That is when I pulled out my phone to take a few notes. I came to the movies for enjoyment, but I knew from that opening scene that it would be an impactful movie – one that I would need to share about. We all desire victories in life, especially in our marriage. However, are we willing to spend intentional time praying and trusting God for these victories? The plot follows the relationship between a husband and wife, along with their daughter, as well

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I Am A Vessel Of God’s Love

When I think about a vessel, I see a ship sailing across a sea, no fear. I think about all that it is capable of transporting, to bring necessities, to bring nourishment, to bring hope for those waiting to receive. When I looked up the word vessel it mentioned a watercraft, but it also included a container. A vessel, strong and sturdy to hold liquid, so that it may pour out, so that others can drink. I hope that what I pour out is blessing and not wrath. Pure, true love. God’s love. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good

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What I Learned While Traveling With An Infant

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of flying to Little Rock, Arkansas to visit Family Life and be a guest on their radio show to talk about my marriage story and my book The Unveiled Wife. I took my 3 month old baby girl with me for the short three day trip. My heart was sad to leave my husband and son behind, but I assured myself I would see them again soon. I was proud of myself the morning of our departure when I successfully packed all of our stuff into the smallest carry-on suitcase there is. I strapped my daughter inside her carrier, threw my computer bag on my back and wheeled the suitcase into the airport terminal. I got through security without

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Three Things I Want My Daughter To Know About Marriage

My daughter is two months old! I cannot believe how quickly time has flown by. I shared about her birth story HERE if you are interested. Her name is Olive. Olive will learn about marriage directly by how my husband and I interact with each other. I desire her to have a positive perspective about marriage and to know what her role is as a wife for when she marries. I recently wrote an article for All Mom Does sharing 3 Things I Want My Daughter To Know About Marriage. These are the top priorities I hope to teach my daughter about marriage, as they will influence how she is as a wife.

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Paraben-Free Kid Friendly Products I Use For My Children

Since openly taking a stand against harmful ingredients in our personal care products, I have had a few mamas ask me what type of products I use for my babies. I am happy to share! The skin is the largest organ on the body. The purpose of skin is significant, there is no question about it. Yet, so often the skin gets overlooked. We concern ourselves with what we eat, what we wear, what we use to clean the house… but are we concerned about the health of our skin?  Back in the day, I was using tons of different personal care products that contained parabens. I never knew the negative affect that specific ingredient was having on my body until God revealed it to my

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What My Toddler & A Devotional Book Have In Common

God is able to use everything in our lives to teach us more about Him, to draw us in close to Him and to help us mature. Lately, my husband and I recognize how God is definitely using our son to teach us the significance of obedience. Our son is 2 ½ years old. He is transitioning from a baby to a young boy and his understanding is increasing exponentially each day. We are realizing that our son will learn to obey us depending on if we train and teach him to do so. And, especially for our young son, obedience is a matter of safety. We want to confidently know that no matter what we say, our son obeys us immediately. That way, in a

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