The arrival of our daughter and the decline of my mother-in-law has begun to break down some walls in our family. Maybe because the start of a new life reminds us all that life can be joyful, and joy is meant to be shared. Maybe because the end of a life reminds us that life … More 3 Things to Know About Dealing with Difficult Family
When did being “family” entitle someone who treats us like garbage to our time and energy? What do I do when Husband wants us to spend time with such people? … More What is “Family”?
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
“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