women

The One Thing No One Prepares You for in Marriage!

Hey Brother, When I was single, people gave me a lot of advice (some unwanted) to prepare me for marriage. Now that I’m married, people still give me a lot of advice (mostly wanted) to help my marriage. The advice has ranged in topic from finances to romance to children. However, no one has ever…

#MeToo – 5 Rules for Men

October 23, 2017 Hey Brother, As Christian men, we have a lot of responsibility. Part of that responsibility is protecting our sisters in Christ both spiritually and physically. In that regard, as a whole, we are failing. If you’ve been on social media recently, I’m sure you’ve come across #metoo. I hope you haven’t, but…

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Millennials and the Relativity of Truth and Honor

September 25, 2017 Oh, Millennials. [Insert eye roll here – just kidding!] Poor Millennials have become the punch line to many jokes nowadays. If you’re unaware, Millennials are usually defined as those born between the years 1982-2004. Technically…I may fall into that category. Buuuut I don’t consider myself to be one. Here’s why: (1) When…

Facing the Stresses and Expectations of Parenting

September 18, 2017 Parenting is hard. I may not have kids (yet), but I do have eyes. The thought of raising children to be kind, well-rounded, God-fearing, productive members of society seems daunting. After all, raising children is the greatest stewardship a parent can have. “Train up a child in the way he should go:…

Never Forget

September 11, 2017 It was a regular Tuesday morning. I was in eighth grade. My mom had the radio tuned to her favorite news station while we got ready for the day. All of a sudden, she zoomed down the hallway and turned on the TV. TV? In the morning? It wasn’t a usual occurrence…

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Labor Day

September 4th, 2017 It’s Labor Day! The usual routine of life is being interrupted by a government-mandated break – hurray! I particularly enjoy the holiday because my birthday usually falls near it, giving me just cause to jet outta town on vacay. And yes, I did just use a legal term in the same sentence…

Sweet Aromas

August 28, 2017 I finally took the plunge. Yup, that’s right – I bought an essential oils starter kit. For those of you who don’t yet know about this growing trend, an essential oil is an aromatic natural oil extracted from a plant. These oils have been used for millennia as natural remedies to life’s…

Christ Alone

August 21, 2017 Have you ever gotten lost? I have to admit (and don’t get mad!), I’m rather unfamiliar with the concept of getting lost in its most literal sense. Apparently God gave me an “inner GPS” that has come in handy throughout most of my life. I remember when I was about eight years…

“True Identity”

August 14, 2017 I was going blind. I just knew it. I could practically feel my retinas detaching. A writer, reader, pianist (who cannot play by ear; sheet music is required for this Chopin-wannabe), photographer, wakeboarder, world traveler, and newlywed, and I was going blind. It was an afternoon like any other. I was at…

“Celebrate!”

August 7, 2017 Oh, the joys of attending summer camp as a kid! The nonstop games and activities, food and friends, music, laughter, silliness – making enough memories to last a lifetime. I recently got to relive my childhood as a counselor at a beautiful Christian camp in the Santa Cruz mountains. Seven sunny days,…