A Great Goal for the New Year

Imagine your daughter refusing to open a Christmas present you lovingly selected and purchased at great cost. It’s wrapped in plain brown paper, so she is drawn to the more festive packages. Now she is distracted, snap chatting her gadgets and new clothes to her friends. Later, when she needs wisdom or struggles with sin, you…

Searching for moral leadership? Look within.

There’s a question begging to be answered in our current cultural moment: “Where is the moral leadership in our nation?” It’s not in Hollywood or in the halls of Congress. It’s not in the media or in the White House. But is it in YOUR house? How about mine? Is it in GOD’s house, and…

Say Yes to Distress

A few years back, I started a new tradition of buying a white dress to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The TLC show “Say Yes to the Dress” was my inspiration. I could watch that show all day, can’t you? There’s something fascinating about a bride-to-be searching for and finding her wedding attire. Here’s a photo…

My Experience with Sexual Harrassment

  When I was 18, a married man kissed me on the lips. He was a friend of my father’s and they knew each other through work-related business. He was much younger than my dad, maybe 25. I will call him Jeff. I had just been accepted to Ivy League schools and Jeff had attended…

Mother’s Day Gift Idea #5: The Gift of Soul Care

  OK Husbands. This one’s for you. Before you go out this weekend to buy perfume, a sexy dress, truffles, or a gym membership as a Mother’s Day gift, let me clue you in to something every husband needs to remember: there’s more to your wife than her body. Yeah,  I know. Eve’s physical presence was…

Mother’s Day Gift Idea #4: The Gift of Praise

OK all you fans of moms the world over. Allow me to let you in on the dirty little secret that may be plaguing the mom in your life: she puts herself down every day. If she’s been a mom for even a week, she has begun to nit-pick and obsess over whether she is…