Three Vital Elements for a Lasting Marriage

We often think it will be what we have in common, how we are similar or compatible that will make a marriage last. I love the scene in the movie, Nacho Libre, in which Nacho tells Sister Encarnacion that her favorites are also his favorites every day. Commonalities draw us together, but do they make … Continue reading Three Vital Elements for a Lasting Marriage

Is he the one? Four questions to consider before saying, “Yes!”

Is he “the one?” Is he not “the one?” Around this time, 21 years ago, I was asking myself that very question. My sister had asked me during Christmas if I thought Brian was “the one.” I had told her, “I think so but I’m not sure yet.” I also wondered, “How will I know … Continue reading Is he the one? Four questions to consider before saying, “Yes!”

Loving Those in My Life Who Are Difficult to Love

Let's get this out there-- some people are just plain difficult for me to love. I hate to admit it, but I have even prayed for them to "go away." And I have actually seen this flippant, callous prayer request seem to be "answered!" Yet, soon I find this person is replaced by another. I … Continue reading Loving Those in My Life Who Are Difficult to Love

What I Learned about Dating from my Husband

Dating and relationships are topics that come up frequently in the world I live in. College students, a 20 something staff team and the three teenagers of my own have me thinking about dating a lot. Either students are dating (or "dating" and calling it "talking"), getting engaged and married, or hoping to be one … Continue reading What I Learned about Dating from my Husband

Better than Chocolate: the Gifts that Keep on Giving

It is obvious which holiday is quickly approaching, for the red and pink cards in the seasonal greeting card section remind all shoppers of the latest sentiment to give. The hearts of chocolates are enticing me to buy a little something for myself. Soon the tents with flowers and stuffed bears will arrive in grocery … Continue reading Better than Chocolate: the Gifts that Keep on Giving

Questions for Making Relationships Count

Relationships can weather the most difficult of times, and then can also crumble and disappear in a fleeting moment. Why is that? Why do they have to be so challenging? Recently I had a "run in" with someone I have known for some time. I wanted to avoid them and the conflict-- wishing it away. … Continue reading Questions for Making Relationships Count

Joyless Comparison

This is Taylor’s story (and second on "just a glimpse")- a friend, intern and recent graduate of Texas A&M. I think you can probably relate to her thoughts on comparison. I appreciate her insight into the places comparison takes us. I often call myself the “Queen of Comparison.” I find it’s such an easy title to maintain. I feel … Continue reading Joyless Comparison

Three Things to Remember when Disappointed by Relationships

Extended family-time over the holiday can invite a whole host of emotions. From blessed to stressed, it can leave me thankful and happy to disappointed and frustrated. I can too easily give into the feelings of hurt or discouragement. I so want them to make me feel valued, loved and appreciated. When I don't feel this … Continue reading Three Things to Remember when Disappointed by Relationships

Was Jesus lonely? Just Wondering…

When was the last time you felt lonely? For me, it sometimes visits frequently. I don't like to admit that though. I can be a little melancholy and reflective. I can feel lonely after a big event, in the midst of a crowd, or after a personal success. Loneliness can come visit any of us for … Continue reading Was Jesus lonely? Just Wondering…