5 statements your kids need to hear (and you too, probably)

My bride and I love our kids. Honestly. We enjoy hugging and kissing them. We enjoy holding their hands, though they’re quickly seeing that I’m not nearly as cool as they once thought I was! We love seeing them smile and hearing them laugh. We love when they ask questions about Jesus, truth, the Bible…

No one enjoys feeling trapped.

No one enjoys feeling trapped. When you feel trapped, you feel suffocated, pressed in, like there’s no way to escape. Many Christians live feeling like they are trapped in sin. While we experience the joy of Christ changing us through the power of the Spirit, there always seems to be certain sins from which each…

Lauren, why do you ALWAYS do that?!?

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash So maybe the above picture is a little bit of an embellishment when seeking to describe the conflict that happens in a lot of marriages? Or maybe it isn’t? My bride and I are going on seventeen years of marriage and though there are many roads of conflict we have often traveled,…