Category: godly relationships

to the mom who’s miscarried

It was that movie moment—the moment we were going to see our baby for the first time. Clay held my hand as we stared expectantly at the sonogram screen. It had been a whirlwind...

worth the wait

The right guy will wait for you—and even better, he’ll want to wait, too. I experienced the gamut of guys wanting things from me, trying to see how far I’d go, seeing if they...

the wilderness of singleness & the promise to come

It’s messy. The whole does-he-like-me-does-he-not-like-me saga of singleness. The constant questioning of how much to put yourself out there vs. wait to be pursued. The getting-your-hopes-up-only-to-be-let-down-once-again. I’ll never forget the moment walking back down...

when confusion leads to compromise

// the mistake so many of us make in dating and the better path of God’s best design // How many of us have stayed in relationships we shouldn’t be in, settled for behaviors...

5 practices to help your marriage thrive

Divorce is not even a word in Clay’s and my marriage vocabulary. And yet I don’t just want a marriage that survives; I want a marriage that thrives. I have a lot of growth...

from tragedy to hope

Dang This Is Us—it gets me every time. But this time, specifically with the plot line of a pregnancy with twins. It’s really tough to watch. I think of those twins we lost. My...

not right now

// on giving others time to grieve // Our miscarriage was the deepest, darkest place of grief I have ever known. There were people who wanted to “help me along” in my grieving, to...

Give It a Day

We’re in quite a different place than we were last October (see below!) Baby girl’s walking and talking, not spitting up and blowing out. We often only see the highlight photos of motherhood on...

30-year-old virgin

I was a 30-year-old virgin on my wedding day. It’s a fact the world would tell me to hide, but it’s a truth I long to proclaim–not in pride for my purity, but to...