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Life in 600 Square Feet

“You’ll look back and cherish that house more than any others.” His words rang true. Andrew and I were sitting beside a gorgeous stone fireplace sipping hot apple cider and talking about life with people who started as strangers but within minutes had become friends. Not until we were deep in conversation did we find […]

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To My Daughter Who Had The Abortion: A Love Letter From Your Dad

Come closer, Darling. Can I tell you something? I see you. And I know your secret. I know the pain you’ve tried to keep hidden. I see beneath that mask you wear. Those around you are oblivious – you’ve locked it up tightly. But I know the date that plagues you each year, and I’ve […]

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The Suddenlies of God

Ever noticed how agonizingly long seasons of waiting can feel? The uncertainty can nearly make you come unglued. When you’re waiting, there is such ambiguity. Will things ever fall into place? Will the door to the next season ever open? And if it will, how much longer will it be? How long will the uncertainty […]

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Love Wins

I’ve seen this phrase thrown around a lot since the Supreme Court’s ruling this past Friday. It’s a phrase that I myself say and believe with all of my heart. But after seeing the way it’s been employed lately, I think it’s worth commenting on the contrast between the Love I’m talking about versus the […]

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What Makes Our Marriage Happy

As our anniversary approaches, I’ve been reflecting on what has made our marriage happy thus far. Happy – not perfect, not effortless, not problem-free – but yes, very happy. Wonderful even. And satisfying. And beautiful. Here are a few principles (in no particular order) that have silently guided us to this point. They may be new or […]

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When Disappointment Comes

I’m not talking about the kind of disappointment that comes and goes within a few hours. I’m talking about the kind that’s deep, deep in the heart. So deep that the people around you are oblivious to it because of how fiercely you guard it. The kind that lingers – and aches so badly at […]

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To the Man with the Wandering Eye: A Woman’s Perspective

Yes, I’m talking to you. The one sneaking glances when you think your significant other isn’t watching. The one looking every place except the eyes when interacting with a woman. The one shamelessly going for the second, third, and fourth glance. There’s a few things you ought to know… First, we see you (we being […]

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God is no Harlot

I hear people complain from time to time about the seeming absence of God’s voice in their lives. They’ll hear stories of God clearly revealing himself to someone and then respond that they don’t have any stories like that… or ask, “Why does he never do that kind of thing for me?” Though we all, in […]

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