Marriage

2012 in Review

5 most read posts of 2012: It's okay if you don't enjoy every minute My greatest fear for my child An open letter to introverts in the church Will our kids want to come home? Some date night strategies for our not-so-perfect lives I've greatly enjoyed hanging out with you…
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Faith

Going Home

Home as a concept is strange. As a feeling it's even stranger. I get a home-like feeling when I look out across Lake Michigan. When I reach whatever parking spot or driveway I currently call mine. When I see signs for any city I've lived in. When I chase my…
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Marriage

Happy 30th

My earliest memories of you go back to junior high. They become clearer with red hatchbacks, burned oldie's CDs and a few too many TPing excursions. Late nights talking, dreaming, writing papers, breathing through contractions and holding our baby girl are etched in stone. The tears shed. The faith wrestled.…
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Marriage

Intentionally Connect

It's easy to neglect your spouse when you've gotten eight hours of sleep - in the last six days. And it's all too common to hear stories about children coming and spouses drifting apart. It starts with no sleep, gets followed up with child-proofing, soccer games, swimming lessons, school plays,…
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Marriage

Let’s Not Play Games

Imagine a world where everyone straightforwardly expressed their wants and needs, what hurt them and what made them happy. Or just imagine a world where everyone did this in their marriages. Instead of hiding behind sarcasm. Or being passive agressive. Or using the silent treatment. Or talking without being willing…
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