A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Divorce rate statistics among Christian and non-Christian couples are staggering at nearly 50 percent. As a practicing family law attorney with over twenty-four years of experience, I routinely see the unsettling results of these statistics. The adversarial process of a divorce takes a toll on most families that is akin to the death of a […]

5 Steps to a Unified Marriage

The word “beautiful” is defined in Merriam Webster’s dictionary as “generally pleasing: excellent.” When something is pleasing it brings pleasure, is agreeable, gratifying and also described in Webster’s dictionary as blessed. We all want a blessed marriage, one that is agreeable, gratifying, pleasing, excellent and yes, beautiful. But how does one attain all this in […]

Beauty in Busyness

As daughters of The Most High it is essential to understand that we are wonderfully made in the image of God Himself (Psalm 139:14 and Genesis 1:27 NIV). From this knowledge we recognize that our beauty is from our Creator as He defines it not by the world’s standards. When I think about the Proverbs […]

Parenting with Purpose: Four Hand-Me-Downs from My Mother

As a young girl, I was extremely fascinated by my mother. She was filled with beauty, grace, and hospitality toward others – so much so that I was always on her heels, watching and emulating her every move. I wanted to be just like her in every way. Little did I know that my mother […]

What their Mothers Didn’t know: Preparing our Daughters to Be a Remnant

When Elisabeth Elliot was a little girl running around her childhood home in Pennsylvania, I often wonder if her mother had any idea what lay in store for her young daughter. How could she have known that Elisabeth would grow up to become a missionary to Ecuador…that she would become a widow at the age […]

5 Steps to a Unified Marriage

  The word “beautiful” is defined in Merriam Webster’s dictionary as “generally pleasing: excellent.” When something is pleasing it brings pleasure, is agreeable, gratifying and also described in Webster’s dictionary as blessed. We all want a blessed marriage, one that is agreeable, gratifying, pleasing, excellent, and yes, beautiful. But how does one attain all this […]

The Love of a Father: What Strong Mothers Know About the Importance of a Daddy

  In today’s society, single mothers are strong, tenacious, able women who can juggle the pressures of family and work without skipping a beat. I should know….I was raised by one! It’s amazing that these moms are able to keep pressing on – giving their children the best family life they can under unfortunate circumstances. […]

Make God the Ultimate Parent – Godly Tips for Single Moms

For surely, O Lord, You bless the righteous; You surround them with your favor as with a shield.  Psalm 5:12 (NIV) Prior to my single parenthood, I, like many Christians, had a casual relationship with God. I faithfully attended church on Sundays, and I prayed when I needed something from Him. My most intimate moments […]

Igniting Your Child’s Passion for Lifelong Learning

Have you ever sat back and watched young children at play? Notice how they take something apart to see how it works, or use make-believe to act out a story. Children have such incredible imaginations and a natural passion to discover the world around them. Compare this excitement for discovery to what you see in […]

Decorating Walls with Love

  My mom taught me many things about keeping my home attractive and clean, but first and foremost, she taught me how to love. Spreading joy and love around your home makes it a cozy nest. Home is where the heart is! It is important to make your home full of you – your loves, […]