Family and Personal

How I Decided to Marry a Divorced Man

Remarriage after divorce is one of those topics that can make otherwise “good” Christians become prickly, self-righteous, or downright vindictive.…

How I Learned to Love Well

While learning to love well is a life-long process, loving well was something I was privileged to deeply experience with…

My Grateful List

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. Scientific research, countless personal stories, and good old common sense demonstrate that being…
He needs you to need him

He Needs You to Need Him

This one is for wives only. (I know; you may read this even if you’re not a wife.) But here’s…
You Warmed My Heart

You Warmed My Heart!

Last week we sent out our 2019 Reader Survey. Hundreds and hundreds of you answered. THANK YOU for warming my…
My Favorite Things

A Few of My Favorite Things

It’s Christmastime! No, Jesus was not born on December 25. But this remembrance of His birth is a worthy time…
First Year Alone

A Widow’s First Year Alone

In some sense “widow’s first year alone” is deeply false. I’m not really alone. I never have been, and I…

How to Know God as your Husband

There’s that Scripture you know should mean more to you: “Your Maker is your husband.” (Isaiah 54:5) But you’re just…
Al Tanksley

Declaring the Death of Death

This weekend we laid my wonderful husband Al Tanksley to rest. Although my heart is broken, my spirit is determined…
Doing the next right thing

Doing the Next Right Thing

You’ve probably heard the adage, “Just do the next right thing.” In the midst of confusion or overwhelm, it’s a…

A Big THANK YOU!

Those of us in the United States have just celebrated Thanksgiving. For many, it was a day for food, family,…

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