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Why You Should Look for an Imperfect Spouse

Somewhere down the line, Christian singles started looking for perfection in their spouses. Many will blame their unrealistic expectations on the Disney fairy tales they watched as children, but let's consider a different source when looking for a potential spouse - like the Bible.

Can Women Really Have it All?

Us women all know the phrase, "You can have it all." We've heard it all our lives - Movies, media, and our parents told us we could be anything we wanted to be. We could be successful at whatever we put our hands to do.

I have to say, I'm devastatingly disappointed...

A Letter to My Married Friends

Our marital status is often a defining element of our identity that seems to place us into separate boxes or categories.  But though we are all in different seasons of life, our differences don’t have to inhibit our understanding of each other.
So, in the interest of opening this dialog, here are seven things we single women would like our married friends to know....

The Best Marriage Advice I Ever Received

In the weeks leading up to my wedding day, a number of people offered well-intentioned nuggets of advice for the upcoming journey. Some tips were conventional, others unexpected. Some snippets were mulled over, others pretty much dismissed.

Ten years later, however, two pieces of advice in particular have withstood the test of time.

How We Are Saving Over $2600 Per Year By Not Eating Out

The average American family eats out several times per week — which is something people tend to underestimate until they really examine the numbers.
Here are some things that have helped us to significantly lower our eating out budget!

The Right Words (of Encouragment) at the Right Time

Has someone ever spoken words that helped you see something valuable or unique about yourself that you had never seen before?  Perhaps you need to hear them today. If so, let God speak them over you through His promises...

5 Things Single Women are Dying for Single Men to Know

If you are a single guy who is following Jesus, we understand that you probably don’t mistreat us on purpose. We also know that there is no such thing as a relationship without risk. But here are five things that would help our hearts tremendously for you to be more diligent about.

Dinnertime Drama

My temptation is to give up and scrap family dinners completely. It would be much easier to let the kids eat PBJ sandwiches in front of the TV while my husband and I hide in our bedroom eating bowls of cereal. This would certainly be the more peaceful route.

But peace isn’t our goal.

The Ultimate Simplicity Practice

No matter how busy your day is, take your to-do lists and try to look at them with God’s eyes rather than your own.
When I do this, I always find myself making some changes to what I thought were the number-one priorities.

Build a Budget-Friendly Grocery List

Think healthy eating has to be expensive? Think again. Comparing cost per nutrients when searching for nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, whole grains and milk can not only save you money, but can affect your health in the long run. 

10 Lies the World Tells You about Marriage

In a time where the divorce rate has risen to around 50%, the culture believes it has marriage all figured out.  But in order for marriage to work as it was intended, we have to go back to the source, the blueprint, and the original intent for marriage - in order to cherish it and save it.

The Thing About Casting Cares: You Have to Let Go

Even though we know God carries our burdens, how often do we keep carrying all that stuff around - the worries, the uncertainties, the burdens - in our minds, in our hearts...

How do we finally get rid of those cares and carry trust instead?

4 Ways to Embrace the Season You're In

In order to keep a good attitude, we really need to embrace our current seasons instead of stressing about it.
Every season we go through in life, no matter how difficult or uncomfortable, has some benefits, even if they are small ones that we really have to search for.

Build a 30-Day Buffer by Curbing Your Expenses

Life happens, job loss happens, health-related emergencies happen. It’s not a matter of IF, it’s just a matter of WHEN. So how can you start preparing a safety net in order to be able to respond to life’s unexpected turns?

Lose Weight: Use a Meal Plan

Raise your hand if you’ve ever gone grocery shopping on an empty stomach or without a shopping list. Don’t worry, I’m raising my hand too! And the times we did, we let a few "comfort foods" slip into your shopping cart.

Here are some easy ways to encourage weight loss that are fun and simple. Even better, they’ll save you money too!

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