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Why God Made Mothers

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Happy Mother's Day from www.flandersfamily.info

I woke up this morning with the following verses forming in my head, so in honor of Mother’s Day (and at the risk of stating the obvious) here’s why I think God gave us mothers: Why God Made Mothers by Jennifer Flanders For giving birth — as moms do best, For nursing babies at her breast, For singing lullabies at… Read more »

Great Advice for Busy Wives

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Great Advice for Busy Wives | a book review and giveaway from Loving Life at Home

I’ve been seeing advertisements for Heidi St. John’s book, The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Romance, for years now. From the first time I spotted that adorable picture of Heidi on the cover, I knew it was a book I would enjoy. But being the busy homeschool mom that I am, I didn’t get around to ordering a copy until… Read more »

Turn Your Thinking Around

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It's Time to Turn Your Thinking Around : Rethinking What We Believe about Marriage | Loving Life at Home

Have you bought into society’s low view of marriage? It’s time to turn your thinking around. Read through the following statements from top to bottom, then bottom to top. Which better reflects what you believe? (Personally, I believe this is one instance that backward thinking makes the best sense). What Society Teaches about Marriage: (read top to bottom) Modern day… Read more »

The Reason for the Season

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Heaven Song: A poem for Christmas

In an effort to keep the focus on Christ at Christmas, I offer you this poem as a humble reminder of the miracle we celebrate this season. May it ever echo in our hearts! Heaven Song A girl once lived in Galilee– Let Heaven and nature sing— Whom God sent Gabriel to see. Let Heaven and nature sing. Her name… Read more »

Then Comes Baby in a Baby Carriage

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The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults."

Peter DeVries once said, “The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.” I think both processes are important, but have nonetheless found his point to be true. Having children does tend to mature us faster and better than we might expect to mature without them. When my husband and I first married, the… Read more »

What Spiders Know that Moms Forget

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Moms are amazing. They birth babies. They make milk. They keep their household humming. But spiders are pretty savvy, too. They spin silk. They weave webs. They provide for public pest control. I’m not saying spiders are smarter than moms, but many mothers — myself included — could learn a few things from spiders in general and from one spider… Read more »

25 Ways to Raise Capable, Confident Children

25 Ways to Raise Capable, Confident Children

The fourth of our twelve children will be leaving the nest in another couple of months, and it has my husband and me reexamining the job we have done (thus far) raising our children. Of course, we’ve made lots of mistakes (that’s another post for another day), but by the abundant grace of God (and by following the great example… Read more »

Enough with the Excuses

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I don’t know who said it, but it’s true: “If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.” Lots of wives have become experts at making up excuses to avoid something that’s extremely important to their husband. Don’t be one of them. Not Tonight, Dear… I’ve got a headache. I’m too tired. I’m… Read more »

In Praise of the Manly Man

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My husband and I had a lovely Valentine’s Day yesterday. He brought me roses and a huge box of chocolates, then took me out for dinner and a movie. I wrote him a poem. It’s not the first poem I’ve given him for Valentine’s Day, and it probably won’t be the last. Although I wrote it specifically for my husband,… Read more »

HOPE for Hurting Marriages

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I’m over at The Laundry Moms this weekend writing about HOPE for Hurting Marriages. Marriages are under assault today like never before. Even rock-solid relationships are not immune to attack, whether those attacks come from without or within. It is possible to safeguard our marriages and to protect our homes and families from the forces that would seek to destroy… Read more »

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