faith, family, fear, parenting, personal relationships

thoughts about my first born on her 8th birthday. 

Can I be sappy for a minute, please? (Let's be real. I'm typing this whether you like it or not, with or without your permission). My sweet girl, my first born is 8 years old today and it's giving me all the feels.  I took this picture on her 6th birthday, 2 years ago today,… Continue reading thoughts about my first born on her 8th birthday. 

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anger, anxiety, Christ, emotions, family, fear, loneliness, marriage, ministry, personal relationships, salvation, satan, testimony, trust, unbelief

on hypocrites and Jesus.

I was talking with someone lately about Christian things, and nothing makes me feel more like a freaking hypocrite than giving godly advice, even if it's good advice. This sucks because a lot of the problems I've had in my recent Christian history is with hypocrites. I've let so many people come into my life… Continue reading on hypocrites and Jesus.

anger, emotions, girl stuff, love, marriage, romantic relationships, worth

“a helper suitable for him”: are wives really just “the help?”

***originally written for Something Beautiful Ministries, published on April 30, 2014*** Girls, I wanna talk about something a little scandalous today, something that I am learning a lot about STILL, as a wife and a woman made in the image or God.   I want to talk about gender roles. This is hotly debated, in and… Continue reading “a helper suitable for him”: are wives really just “the help?”

anxiety, Christ, emotions, fear, girl stuff, loneliness, love, personal relationships, romantic relationships, sex, testimony, worth

it’s too much pain to have to bear to love a man you have to share | an open letter to the other woman

It’s not often that I like to talk about this time in my past, and not because I’m ashamed anymore, but because it hurts. Remembering the pain that I felt back then and the damage that it did to me is almost unbearable, and without my Savior’s love and comfort, I don’t know that I… Continue reading it’s too much pain to have to bear to love a man you have to share | an open letter to the other woman

emotions, modesty, personal relationships, sex, testimony, worth

you cannot strive be sexually attractive and a beautiful person at the same time.

I'm just going to throw it out there: there is a huge difference between being sexually desirable and being a beautiful person. And furthermore, I honestly do not believe you can strive for both at the same time. God has been... well, I'll say "revealing" but it's more like "beating me over the head with"… Continue reading you cannot strive be sexually attractive and a beautiful person at the same time.

anger, anxiety, emotions, love, peace, worth

you’re beautiful.

I'm a girl. And if you're a girl, too, chances are you totally understand what it's like to feel awful about yourself, your body image, your face, your smile, your hair... I mean, let's be real. The list will go on and on. As a new but growing Christian, I'm getting comfortable talking to God… Continue reading you’re beautiful.

anger, anxiety, Christ, emotions, faith, fear, loneliness, love, personal relationships, sex, testimony, trust, worth

all the single ladies.

Girls, girls, girls, girls, girls... Let's talk. I'm really afraid for girls these days. It scares me that I'm raising a daughter in this world. The thought occurred to me that at the age of 12, I desired to be "sexy." And that's awful. I should have been wrapped up in school and my friends,… Continue reading all the single ladies.