Parenting with Confidence
September 14th, 2017

Parenting with Confidence

Dottie McLoughlin

I didn’t know my heart could be so full. One look at my newborn’s tiny face, and I knew all my future choices would revolve around how best to care and provide for that little one. As I studied those little hands and feet, I was struck by ...

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Exhausted by Caring for Others? God’s Word Gives You Strength
August 17th, 2017

Exhausted by Caring for Others? God’s Word Gives You Strength

Dottie McLoughlin

Who needs to call a repairman when you have a father who is handy? Washer stopped spinning? Refrigerator making a weird noise? My dad was always happy to come over and save the day. Until the day he said No . I knew it wasnt like Dad ...

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When God Says No
August 10th, 2017

When God Says No

Laura Chan

I can still see it: Dad standing on the bleachers in my middle school gymnasium, clapping his hands raw because his daughter had been named Student of the Month. I can also still see this: the empty space in the auditorium where Dad should have ...

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Love Someone Struggling with Addiction? Find Hope in God’s Word
July 20th, 2017

Love Someone Struggling with Addiction? Find Hope in God’s Word

Hannah DeMarco

I open the front screen door and step tentatively inside. My eyes dart to where my sister sits on the couch with new, tanned skin and home-cut bangs. I want to tease her about her eternal compulsion to dye and cut her own hair on a whim, but ...

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How to Have Grace for Yourself as a Parent
July 6th, 2017

How to Have Grace for Yourself as a Parent

Dottie McLoughlin

In retrospect, my parenting résumé doesn’t look too bad. I’ve raised three kids into successful adults who now love and care for their own families. Everyone turned out okay, but sometimes that was despite me. I’ll never forget how angelic they looked when they were ...

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Dealing with an Empty Nest? 5 Verses to Ease the Loneliness
May 9th, 2017

Dealing with an Empty Nest? 5 Verses to Ease the Loneliness

Dottie McLoughlin

The drive was so familiar that, as I turned the corner, I was on autopilot. There it was. Our old house. As I looked at the house, a feeling of melancholy came over me. It wasn’t about the house, really. The house had a kitchen that was too ...

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4 Ways to Pray for Your Spouse When You Don’t Want To
April 6th, 2017

4 Ways to Pray for Your Spouse When You Don’t Want To

Dottie McLoughlin

“You’re always working and you’re never home to help me!” I complained. There, I said it. But was it true? Not really. I just wanted to get my point across so badly that I was willing to exaggerate the problem. Yes, he worked ...

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6 Prayers to Support Your Wife
March 6th, 2015

6 Prayers to Support Your Wife

Nicholas Hemming

Weddings evoke emotion. While watching friends, family members and acquaintances “tie the knot, ” I often find myself captivated by the joy, passion and childish excitement they share with their spouse. Less than a year ago, I had the opportunity to share these same emotions with my bride--crying as ...

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