When we surrender our will for the sake of others',- by biting our tongue, by going along with someone else's idea, by not defending ourselves, by not only forgiving but also embracing and serving those who have injured us- we share in the triumph of the cross.
Healing comes not by numbing our symptoms but by painfully getting to the root of our brokenness. The physical reality of parenthood is an icon for the spiritual reality of the fatherhood and of the motherhood to which all men and women are called. It all starts in the womb. Women are created to receive,… Continue reading Healing Brokenness in our Relationships
Do you find yourself isolated and longing for emotional intimacy? Are you afraid to be vulnerable? Do you have a hard time opening up? Do you have an exclusive or, even, a secretive relationship in which there is jealousy and distrust and constant highs and lows? If you've answered yes to some or all of… Continue reading Finding a Secure Emotional Home: breaking free from emotional dependency
Martha felt alone, unheard, and unappreciated. What is this better part her sister Mary chose? Jesus' visit to the home of Martha and Mary in Bethany teaches us a great deal about joyful service and the power of our thoughts, whether positive or negative, to shape our day.
This New Year, God is inviting you to be a family on purpose. This invitation goes out to all households, no matter the size, age, or blood relation of its members. God wants to remind you that He didn't bring you together to simply be roommates who happen to share the same address. Rather, He… Continue reading From Roommates to Family: Transforming your home into an intentional community