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5 Ways To Pray When You're Too Stressed To Know How

Sometimes, it takes more faith to fall apart with Jesus than praying for faith to stop it from happening. I began praying new intimate prayers. I began finding spiritual whitespace: making room for rest instead of ignoring my wounding and exhaustion.

As I took the journey to find rest, I uncovered Five Soulful Ways to Pray When You Don't Know How:

How to Know if You're a Good Spouse

When my husband and I returned home from our honeymoon and settled in to our apartment as a married couple, we thought we were prepared, right?

Not so much....

Sweet Spring Desserts

When the scent of fresh blooms begins to fill the air, it’s a sure sign that spring has sprung. It’s the perfect time of year to gather loved ones for a leisurely meal, then linger over dessert as you enjoy this season of refreshment.  Try these creamy, homemade Blueberry Key Lime Cheesecake Bars!

Encourage Healthy Eating Habits in Kids

As a parent, you know that if your child is eating healthy, that goes a long way toward maintaining a healthy weight, increasing energy levels and improving moods while also reducing risk of health problems.  

Set your children on a path to making lifelong nutritious choices with these delicious recipe ideas!

SURPRISE! Best Pregnancy Announcement Reactions!

Parents will never forget the moment they told their family they were having a baby! Especially these parents--who caught the hysterical and heartwarming reactions of their family on video! Here are our all-time favorite reactions of family members finding out their loved ones are having a baby!

"Isn't It About Time You Got Married?"

While I laugh at both well-meaning friends and rude acquaintances for asking this, they are really only voicing questions I have in my own head. I just don't ask them because I know there aren't answers.

Is Social Media Stealing Your Joy?

Social media is an inescapable part of our society.  But recently, research has been released that concludes there actually are negative side effects associated with social media. Many of the findings discuss how it impacts mental health; it is a joy thief that makes us sadder and more anxious.

Whether you believe in research or not, consider the following 10 questions to determine if social media is stealing your joy...

Fabulous Foodie Flavors

So, you've got guests coming over for dinner, or you're strapped for time and out of ideas for meal ideas?  Not to worry - we've got you covered!   Check out these fast family-pleasing recipe ideas! 

It's all in our "Fabulous Foodie Showcase of Flavors"!  

How to Help Your Kid Prepare for College

A lot of teenagers head to college without any idea about how money works. Ten years from now, they’ll more than likely be loaded up with student loan bills. It’s a scary trend that keeps getting worse.

Don’t let that happen to your college kid. Help them understand these issues before they step into that first class. 

7 Practical Ways to be a More Patient Parent

Be slow to speak. Be quick to listen. Be slow to get angry. It’s so counter-intuitive, but this is what God prescribes for us as parents.

Here are some lessons we’ve learned to help us ensure that we aren’t sowing seeds of anger, but seeds of patience into the lives of our children.

Caffeine’s Benefits and Dangers

Many people forget—caffeine is a drug. It alters mood, behavior, and the chemical workings of your body. There are probably more people addicted to caffeine than any other drug on the planet. Maybe more than all other drugs combined. So you might be surprised to hear me say—that’s not necessarily a bad thing....

Letting Go of Negative Self-Talk

Time to stop comparing with the image of beauty the world sets before us. Time to stop talking like the eternal self-critic. Time to let go of the over-emphasis on the number thing with the bathroom scale. Stop the negative self talk and choose to move forward, believing the truth of what God says about you.

5 Ways the Whole Family Can Eat Healthy

People are understandably conscious about the foods they’re eating and where they come from. This has seen the rise of whole, clean and natural foods, and in the last couple years, the trend has even moved into pet foods.
These tips can help your whole family lead a more healthy life.

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage from the Storms of Life

People often ask me how my husband and I have managed to stay so in love despite the physical and emotional pain we’ve experienced in our 20-something years of life.  How do we do it?

By keeping these 5 things in mind, I hope your marriage can be strengthened to weather any storm that comes your way too.

What to Do When You Feel Like a Horrible Mother

Do you ever find yourself thinking What did I do wrong?  Many of our insecurities about parenting surface because we find ourselves in a situation that is new or different, or that we haven't yet walked through.

So here's some perspective to help give you some confidence to get through....

5 Ways to Serve a Single Mom (and Why You Should)

Single parenting has become a hot-button issue for many churches around the country; but many churches are ill-equipped to respond to the needs of single moms. 
So how can you make a difference in the life of a single mother?

Jenny Simmons: Lots of Ways to be a Momma

Jenny Simmons (former lead singer of Addison Road) compels us to broaden our definition of "momma" - to nurture, nourish, cuddle, and minister to others in ways that will change a life forever!

A Dance of a Lifetime Brings Tears to Mom's Eyes

If you could do ANYTHING with your family, what would it be?  One family's idea turned out to be the ultimate surprise and blessing for mom!  She had no idea it was coming!

You'll both shed a tear and squeeze your children when you watch this!

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