Category Archives: Communicating/Relating techniques

The inherent power of faithfulness

“… who is mighty as you are, O Lord, with your faithfulness all around you?” (Psalm 89:8 ESV, emphasis mine) All too often, we think of faithfulness as weakness. Someone stays in a dead-end job or abusive relationship because they think it’s all … Continue reading

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Why I wanted cloth diapers instead of disposables

It’s not the most romantic of conversations to have with your fiance. “Honey, when we get married and have children, I want to use cloth diapers.” Nevertheless, because I’m either extremely idealistic or a glutton for punishment (or maybe a … Continue reading

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Who will have the last chocolate? … uh, word?

We recently received a lovely box of See’s Candies for a gift, which has caused no end of joy and eager anticipation in our household. Right now the little one should not have any nuts <ahem> because she’s too young, not to … Continue reading

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‘Regular’ vs. ‘irregular’ self-love in a multicultural marriage

Recently I heard that the missionary David Brainerd prayed to be utterly repulsive to the opposite sex. That was so intriguing to me that I borrowed The Life and Diary of David Brainerd from the library just to check it … Continue reading

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Grandparents’ crown and children’s glory – Proverbs

I was reading Proverbs one day, and this jumped out at me: “Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly, and the glory of children is their parents.” –Proverbs 17:6 Wow! Now those are sentiments you don’t often hear in Western … Continue reading

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Dealing with cultural shibboleths, or so it ‘ap-pears’

My husband and I were coming home from church the other day and discussing groceries (yes, right now our lives revolve around such exciting topics as these! Those with young babies will understand … ). “This was the first time … Continue reading

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The global love language of … breastfeeding

“Can a mother forget the infant at her breast, walk away from the baby she bore? But even if mothers forget, I’d never forget you—never.” -Isaiah 49:15 (The Message) This passage has taken on a whole new meaning for me … Continue reading

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