marriage & family

The Surprising Places Where Your Marriage Matures

If your marriage is suffering under the weight of life’s stresses, that is not the time to throw it out. Seeds germinate in the darkness of soil. They rest under the weight of the dirt pressed in, but despite the stress and pressures placed on them, they quickly take root and sprout. Darkness is where growth happens…

marriage & family

Why a Father’s Love is So Important

Recently my seven-year-old daughter put on her sun dress, tied a pony tail in her golden-brown hair, slapped on some tutti-frutti scented lip gloss, and headed straight for my husband. “Daddy, look at me!” she said. “Oh Rebekah, you look beautiful.” She smiled with her head down, acting a bit shy but enjoying his presence. …