Give them Grace (2)

Give them Grace (2)

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Good morning! [Ok, so I realize it is 8:30 at night, but I did have every intention of posting this earlier! What can I say – I have two toddlers. Sometimes I wonder whether I should even make plans for my day : ) ] I am up to chapter four today in the book “Give Them Grace.” Here are the…

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Give Them Grace

Give Them Grace

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I am re-reading a few of my favorite parenting books this fall. Sometimes the road through motherhood becomes a little foggy to me, and I take those times as an indication that I need to re-focus.  To make sure that I am heading in the biblical direction. Anyhow, I thought that as I read I would share some of the…

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Living the Dream

Living the Dream

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It’s the end of the week and time for a “marriage situation” post.  We’ll post the situation today and its biblical solution tomorrow. As always  my comments will be normal shading and Paul’s will be bolded.   Liz was about to celebrate her first birthday since our wedding. Naturally, I felt the pressure to buy a truly astounding gift. Not astounding…

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The Joy of Repentance

The Joy of Repentance

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I hope that there are very few of you who will ever see me right after I have committed a huge error. Whether I make them knowingly or by mistake, my errors inspire extreme defensiveness about the whole situation. It’s the way my mind works. I generate reasons that the action was not (solely) my fault. There were extenuating circumstances…

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The Love Fail Part II

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So how should I respond to Paul’s “love fail”? And how should I deal with Liz’s disappointment?   Liz: While a more sanctified person would gently smile and think “well, it is the thought that counts” I found that much harder to do while staring at a grease-stained dress. But realistically speaking, this type of situation will happen often within a…

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The Love Fail

The Love Fail

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It’s the end of the week and time for a “marriage situation” post.  We’ll post the situation today and its biblical solution tomorrow. As always  my comments will be normal shading and Paul’s will be bolded. This week we write about a somewhat normal occurrence within any close relationship. Marriage usually is not made up of big sacrificial moments of love, but of ordinary moments…

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The Tale of the Uncomfortable Mattress, Part II

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So when we left you yesterday, our heroine was perched on the edge of a supremely uncomfortable mattress sobbing and expressing her feelings in what can only be described as “a  melodramatic fashion” while our groggy hero looked on in dismay. The question we posed yesterday was this:  What is the right way to handle this type of situation? What is the biblical…

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The Tale of the Uncomfortable Mattress

The Tale of the Uncomfortable Mattress

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It’s the end of the week and time for a “marriage situation” post.  Here’s how they will work: Paul and I will post a real-life situation or *ahem* discussion we’ve had in the past. These will be posted on Friday. On Saturday, we will slow down the situation and try to give some practical, bibilical wisdom for resolving this type…

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I’m All Shook Up

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A speaker shakes an open water bottle in front of his audience and then asks, “Why did water spill out of this bottle?” On hearing the obvious answer, “because you shook the bottle” he shakes his head. Then he re-asks with pointed emphasis, “Why did water spill out of this bottle?” This visual metaphor sticks in my head these days….

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