Kintsugi is the art of repairing something that has been broken with gold, with the understanding that the object is more beautiful because it has been broken. Like the art of kintsugi, God repairs the brokenness in our lives and makes us more beautiful through the process.
Sometimes, people choose abortion even when you’ve done all you can to help them choose otherwise. Loving that person, the one who chooses what you know isn’t good for them, can be hard. “We love because HE first loved us” – 1 John 4:19 A few months ago, I connected with “Julie”, a woman that …
Deborah Smith Pegues offers helpful strategies for ending disputes and restoring relational unity in a discussion based on her book Confronting Without Offending: Positive and Practical Steps to Resolving Conflict.
These conversations might be something that your loved ones remember for the rest of their lives. They’ll remember the pandemic, where you were, and what you said to them. Tomorrow is never a guarantee, so have those conversations now.
During this unusual season of “quarantine fatigue” unresolved issues around forgiveness may rush to the surface.
What would you do if you faced the challenge of an unwanted pregnancy? What would you do if your daughter came to you with a big secret?
Even now, nearly 40 years later, I still get sick when I remember what it felt like sitting in the waiting room while my friend had an abortion.
The availability of church-based support groups for women with unplanned pregnancies, as well as strong partnerships with local pregnancy centers, can provide the hope that a young woman needs in order to choose life.
The pain of an affair drove both Al and Lisa to despair. They were shattered, exhausted and drained of all pride. But the crisis was also a turning point — what they now call “desperate forgiveness.”
The relationship between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law can be painful, but it doesn’t have to be. The issue often is a lack of trust. This article offers five practical tips for building trust.