Christian reflections · Family life · women

Holy Labor * Book Review & Giveaway!

I remember laying on the floor of my (Christian) college dorm lamenting the curse of Eve. “Why did she have to eat that stupid apple?” I wailed. It was that-time-of-the-month and I was wracked with cramps and bubbling with angst. Women often joke about the difficulties our fair sex faces, childbirth chief among them. We expect pain,…… Continue reading Holy Labor * Book Review & Giveaway!

Christian reflections · Family life · women

10 Ways for Marrieds to Encourage Singles

This guest post was written by the awesome and brilliant Anna Thelen. Check out her doula and birth photography site Because of Joy, especially if you live in Chicagoland. (I can vouch for her doula skills firsthand, as she helped us bring our firstborn into the world!) Include us Bring us into your life, your family, your marriage.…… Continue reading 10 Ways for Marrieds to Encourage Singles

Christian reflections · Family life

10 Reasons Parental Leave is Necessary

I’m currently on parental leave from my position as an associate pastor. Our church has been incredibly supportive of our growing family. Not everyone is so blessed. Parental leave is a sticky wicket in America. It shouldn’t be, but it is. From my own ongoing personal experience, here are 10 Reasons Parental Leave is Necessary. 10. Yesterday…… Continue reading 10 Reasons Parental Leave is Necessary