“Stop being such a man.
You’re not allowed to be a man to the very core of your being. Don’t you know that? Just stop it. I mean, it’s fine to be a man, but please don’t be a MAN.”
This message is coming at our husbands and sons with gale force these days.
I know this problem is nothing new on the scene today. This is one of the many sad results of the out-of-control feminism of the past several decades. Men are stripped of their manhood in every arena of society. The consequences of this de-masculization are probably more far-reaching than any of us realize.
Here is how I have seen it playing out lately–
Continue reading “Can we please let the men be men”
The picture on Instagram spoke volumes. It grabbed me immediately. (I wish I could give credit to the person who posted it, but I have no idea who it was now.) A mom and a dad were sitting in the front seats of a minivan, holding hands. The pic had been taken by a child in the backseat. The lady posting it said one of her children had gotten ahold of her phone and taken the picture. She discovered it later. She said that she and her husband always held hands when they went places as a family in their minivan.
This, I thought, is real life romance.
You have the fairy tale kind of romance, and then you have the real life kind.The fairy tale kind of romance is Continue reading “Real Life Romance”
We parked. The whole family piled out of the van, donned coats and hats, and began to wade through a sea of vehicles. Strains of Jewish music floated over the fence from across the road. Who knew that the local “Bethlehem Village,” hosted by several area churches, drew such a crowd?
With two littles in the double stroller, we moved quickly before they could start deciding they didn’t like being in the stroller after all. A parking attendant called out, “There’s a place to cross the road about half way down.” Continue reading “On the way into Bethlehem”
Yesterday, I met precious little newborn Isaiah. Today, I met precious little newborn David. I’m sharing this poem in honor of these sweet boys as well as their brave and beautiful Continue reading “A Sudden Guest (The gift of new life)”
Somehow, taking on the role of wife and mother causes our fears to rise to previously unknown levels. We don’t know what the future holds for our precious loved ones whom we so strongly desire to protect Continue reading “God Is In Every Tomorrow”
Dear Young Ministry Wife,
You have embarked on an adventure with your husband, serving in Christian ministry side-by-side. Like any adventure, there will be victories, challenges, disappointments, unexpected twists and turns, and no doubt you will both gain wisdom and experience along the way. It’s not a journey for the faint of heart.
You may feel nervous. Excited. Wondering if you will be able to be a “good” ministry wife. Maybe you are dreaming of the possibilities Continue reading “Dear Young Ministry Wife- Part 1”