Relationships

Searching For Deep and Real Relationships

Today’s Instagram culture doesn’t leave much room for the authentic.  Have an imperfection? No problem. There’s a filter for that! And who needs real friends when you can have 1,000 followers on Twitter? With the right lighting and proper angles, everyone can look like anyone but their real selves. The world looks at the exterior,… Continue reading Searching For Deep and Real Relationships

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When Women Encourage Rather Than Criticize or Compete

Blessing and Bonding By Victoria Mejias Ever feel like you don’t belong? I have. I still do. I have one older brother. I never had a sister. And for a long time, I was the only girl on my mom’s side of the family. So growing up, I tended to be closer to my aunts.… Continue reading When Women Encourage Rather Than Criticize or Compete

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How to Handle Disagreements in a Godly Manner — Guest Post, Kimi Miller

Though most of us would likely wish to avoid this, we all experience conflict. When handled in a Christ-like manner, with equal parts love, truth, and grace, however, what initially feels like a fail can actually become a win. When It Doesn’t Feel Like Winning By Kimi Miller My anger was blazing, and I didn’t… Continue reading How to Handle Disagreements in a Godly Manner — Guest Post, Kimi Miller

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When No One Else Can Help — Guest Post

By Meredith Kendall Rejection stings in every form. Friendships that crumble. Parents who disapprove. Children who leave and don’t return. And loves that betray. Labeled "unwanted" is never our plan. One evening, I arrived home from putting on a successful Fall Festival, filled with laughter and hot dogs and sugared up kids, to hear my… Continue reading When No One Else Can Help — Guest Post

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The Self-Sufficiency Façade

“What do I need you for?” I said those words. To my husband. It was the worst thing I’d ever said to him. And it haunts me to this day. Our marriage was in trouble. Our daughter was a toddler. I was earning six figures working full time, and felt I largely parented alone. My… Continue reading The Self-Sufficiency Façade