How Not To Be The Charlie Browniest

Dec 11 2017 8:32 am

“I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus,” Charlie Brown confesses to his friend in A Charlie Brown Christmas. “Christmas is coming, but I’m not happy. I... Read More ›

Surviving the Winter Blues

Feb 15 2017 6:50 am

It’s February in Louisville, and we haven’t seen the sun for more than ten minutes all winter. The air is wet and cold, the kids are sniffly, and it’s... Read More ›

How to Express Our Emotions

Nov 19 2015 8:48 am

How does a mature Christian handle her emotions? “Keep a tight lid on them” is the answer many of us might offer. But this intuitive reaction is not God’s... Read More ›

Should We Suppress Our Emotions?

Nov 10 2015 9:57 am

(Editor’s note: Last year we wrote several posts about helping children handle their emotions. Here are a couple of thoughts for grown-ups on the same topic.) Many of us... Read More ›

Where There is No Grace

Oct 30 2014 5:12 am

What do our mothering fears have in common? They are all in our imagination. Our fertile minds generate countless scenarios whereby one calamity or another befalls our children: What... Read More ›

Mommy Worries

Oct 28 2014 5:36 am

Moms battle strong feelings of guilt. We also worry, a lot. Our mothering fears are conceived with our children. We see two little blue lines, and we are tempted... Read More ›

When You Feel Like a Failure

Oct 21 2014 6:49 am

I once saw a Family Circus cartoon that showed three children leaning on the edge of their parents’ bed, watching them while they slept. The caption underneath was one... Read More ›

How to Deal with Mommy-Guilt

Oct 14 2014 9:10 am

What robs us of joy in mothering? Losing sight of our God-given purpose is one. Then there is mommy-guilt. Few emotions put a stranglehold on our mothering joy like... Read More ›

How to Handle Mommy Emotions

Sep 25 2014 8:16 am

Y’all are coming up huge with your comments for our book on emotions. Thank you! We’re learning (no surprise!) that many of you struggle with your feelings as a... Read More ›