Dear Younger Me

Dear younger me, We just had another birthday. It’s probably hard for you to believe (it’s hard for me to believe too), but this was number 58! What a life we’ve had so far. I look back at you and think of how much you have left to learn and to...

Connecting with God Everyday with Wendy Pope | Episode 82

If you are anything like me, then you long to see Jesus working in the day-to-day, mundane parts of life. But let’s be honest: oftentimes we are so busy and so anxious that it’s hard to see His work around us. While He is at work, the enemy is at work to keep us blind...

Healing From Painful Memories After Infidelity | #MarriageMonday

On today’s #MarriageMonday, I’m answering an email that was sent in about the difficult journey of healing from painful memories after infidelity. Sometimes there are photos, destinations, people, or other triggers that bring up strong emotions, often...

An Open Letter to the Person Struggling with Valentine’s Day

Dear Friend, In February of 2012, Valentine’s Day was anything but enjoyable for me. Twelve days earlier, my husband had left and my world was turned upside down. Not only that, but infidelity was a part of why he left, so there was a double-whammy on my heart....

Straight Talk To The Guy Thinking About Leaving His Marriage

Our thoughts are powerful. I remember the thoughts that caused me to leave my marriage twelve years ago. Those same thoughts fueled the affair I ended up having. And I’m reminded of those messages every time I spend time with a guy in crisis, because what...

Life on the Edge of Normal (A Life Update!) | Episode 67

Mark and I often get asked a lot of personal questions over social media, through email, or sometimes even in-person. They range from our relationship, marriage, parenting, hobbies, to the more personal side of our lives. So today we are doing something we’ve...

BONUS: Be Reassuring

Welcome to our fourth bonus episode of the No More Perfect Podcast! I like to surprise you with a little extra, bite-size podcast goodness every once in a while that’s quick to listen to and helpful for your life. Just to say thank you! And today’s episode...

Moving From Your Past to Your Purpose with Pat Layton | Episode 63

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have to work through a process to make peace with my past. I have to ask myself, “How can I make sure I don’t get stuck here? How can I move forward?” Maybe you’ve even felt like parts of your past are looming over you and that...

Dear Parent Who Made a Mistake

Dear parent who made a mistake, There’s been something on my mind lately that I’d like to share with you. I don’t know how “big” or “small” the mistake was. I don’t know how deep the roots go on the issue. We could be...