Husband called me as he usually does at the end of the workday. We went over our plans for the evening as well as plans for tomorrow night’s sushi date to celebrate 19 months of being married. “Sake bombs!” He exclaimed. “Ha, funny,” I said. “But we agreed: No alcohol until our half marathon on … More The writing on the wall
Thinking some more about submission in marriage: What does it mean to submit when things aren’t fair? Last week when picking his mom up for our weekly dinner together, my husband noticed a terrible smell coming from her basement. His sister, who has been in Florida for the past month, left her three (!) ferrets … More Submission as an act of faith
This is ‘merica, and under our banner of freedom and manifest destiny-driven self-realization, we don’t let others tell us what to do. We don’t let them tread on us.
We don’t submit.
But what place does submission have within marriage? … More What does submission mean within a marriage?
Yesterday marked 18 months of wedded bliss not killing each other. Husband and I high-fived to that.
In all seriousness, while reading Colossians 3 last night, it struck me how much Paul and Timothy’s epistle could have been written for newlyweds. … More Made alive in marriage
We bought a house! A dream deferred came true yesterday: We successfully closed on a beautiful house sitting on almost an acre of wooded land in a location where we’re ecstatic to live. This was our second attempt at buying a home, and a huge victory for us because of the hard road we took … More A dream realized
If there was ever an earthly metaphor for fullness of life, Atlantic City, NJ fits the description. Husband and I caught the last flight into Philadelphia and the last train to Atlantic City for a few days of living high (HAHA, in budgeted luxury), and so I could present a conference workshop. I was a little … More Full House
“Kelly, do you have a minute to talk?” Said husband’s aunt on the phone yesterday. An hour and a half later, we hung up – and I burst into tears. She called me because a remark I made at her house on Christmas Eve was still bothering her, more than two weeks later. As we … More When your in-laws yell at you
Determined to stay fit and do smething new in 2015, I entered a triathlon near our home. At the time, signing up for a sprint (read: short) triathlon was a consolation prize for not signing up for the Chicago Marathon. Several friends ran that race this year and encouraged me to join them, but I … More Facing fear with a smile
The stuff we have? It’s not ours. It’s all God’s. It’s never ours. We steward it, but it’s His. … More What we own is not ours to keep
Congratulations on enduring that long wait for the one God saved for you.
Except… You’re 21(ish). And still in school. And you didn’t have to wait that long for marriage. … More Dear engaged college girls: