This last weekend marked the end of our sons’ baseball seasons. Putting up their gear, I paused as I put their bats up on the rack in the garage. Since the age of 5, our oldest has gone through a dozen bats during his nine years of playing, each hanging on this rack like a … [Read more...] about Getting Gritty: Teaching Resilience To Our Kids
Lately I have had a ton of decisions to make. None that are difficult in the sense of bad. But some are important to me and to others. And the quantity has definitely increased over the past eighteen months. From anniversary trips abroad to graduation trips to … [Read more...] about Decision Fatigue: How To Protect The Important Decisions
I do not rest easily. My husband would be the first to tell you that. I like to fill my weekends with activities, shopping, errands, working out, laundry, and any other chore I can find around my house. I struggle to rest. Even when I am sitting on the couch “resting,” I am … [Read more...] about The Importance of Rest
What? I know it seems weird for a marriage counselor to say, but it is true. After years of working with couples as a mentor and now as a marriage counselor, there are certain factors that are more important in marriage than “feeling in love.” Please don’t get me wrong. … [Read more...] about Why “Feeling in Love” is Overrated in Marriage.
When this time of year comes around, there seems to be an endless run of graduations, sport championships, final exams, and award ceremonies. Our children’s performance is never more on display, and reminders of their achievement (or lack thereof) are never more present than now. … [Read more...] about Practicing (Im)Perfection With Our Kids
I have been really frustrated with the rhythm of life…my life. It is funny because reading everyone else’s blogs on success, getting the most of life, and seizing the day, many focus on routine and rhythm. And I guess with all the noise and busy-ness in the world, it … [Read more...] about Jesus’ Solution To The Rhythm of Life