Where to Find Help When You’re Feeling…

It’s vacation season, isn’t it? My feed has been full of ocean pictures and sandy beaches lately! And while all that ocean scenery is beautiful, can you imagine if you built your family a house right on the beach? Not along the beach, but right on the sand itself. ...

Looking at Hardship Through the Lens of Gratitude

Today’s blog post is a guest post from my friend Sharon Jaynes. Sharon’s new book When You Don’t Like Your Story: What if Your Worst Chapters Could Become Your Greatest Victories is a powerful message that is desperately needed. I asked Sharon if...

Honesty and Abandon

Today’s post is a guest post by my friend Elisa Morgan. Elisa is an author and speaker. Her latest book is The Prayer Coin: Daring to Pray with Honest Abandon.  The book came in the mail right before Mark and I spent a week at Maranatha Bible Camp in Muskegan,...

The Top Books That Influenced Our Marriage

Jill: We’re often asked what the top books are that we read for our marriage.  To be honest, initially I was the reader in the relationship.  I would summarize to Mark what I’d read. In fact, I actually wrote my Is There Really Sex After Kids book that...

The Top 12 Books That Strengthened My Faith

I’m a reader. Of course, I love to read a good fiction book, but even more than that, I love to read books that challenge my thinking and change my perspective. I’ve been thinking about how books have been my mentors over the years. They have affected my...

Four Short But Powerful Prayers to Pray

Sometimes less is more.  That can even be true with prayer. Sometimes it’s the simplest prayers that can be the most powerful. Here are four short, but powerful prayers to pray: More of you, Lord. Less of me. This prayer based upon John 3:30, “He must...

When You Feel You’re Not Good Enough

Do the voices in your head tell you that you are not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, or just not enough, period?  If so, it’s time to stop listening to the lies that sabotage your confidence and start embracing the truth of your true identity in Christ....

Where Do You Need Resurrection in Your Life?

Easter is a very special day for us. It’s special first because of Christ’s resurrection and what that did for our faith, and second, because of Mark’s resurrection and what that did for our marriage. There are three parts to Easter: Friday, Saturday, and...

10 Ways To Stand By A Widow

A  couple of weeks ago my friend Amy lost her husband. This makes the sixth friend in my life who has become a widow.  I can’t even begin to imagine the pain of losing the love of your life. It’s a club each of us hope we’ll never have membership...

When Life Is Hard

It was today, February 2, six years ago, that Mark left. Disillusioned with life, God, people, the world, and marriage, he was determined to ride off in the sunset with another relationship. It was today, February 2, four years ago that we both shaved our...
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