Category: Seasons of a Woman’s Life

Should Younger Women Instruct Older Women?

Some years ago, I received an email from my much younger female boss, announcing with great enthusiasm she would be meeting with each of us individually to “mentor us in our roles at work as well as disciple us in the Lord.” Humph. I was a Christian nurse before she was born. Did she not understand that Titus 2 instructs older women to do the teaching? Her title clearly had gone to her head. If there was one thing that annoyed me, it was arrogance. I sent her a snarky reply which she rightly ignored. I didn’t like the...

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How God is Glorified in the Failures of Motherhood

When I look back on my parenting I know I’ll have regrets, mainly, because I know I’m not perfect. After all, I’m always learning and changing. God is still forming Christ in me, so I’m still a work in progress. But how does knowing these things change my parenting now? I have a five-year-old, three-year-old, and an infant on the way. I haven’t traveled too far in this parenting business, but I’m already acquainted with my failures as a mom. I often thoughtfully ponder the question, “How can I fail for the glory of God and use it in...

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Making Quality Time During your First Years of Marriage

During the early months of our first year of marriage, there were times when we felt like two separate people living in the same house who casually interacted with one another. Mornings were quiet with pages turning and breakfast dishes clinking. Daylight hours were spent working. Evenings were filled with washing dishes, loud vacuums, building websites, video games, youth group, and scrolling on our phones. Except for work hours, we spent nearly every moment together. And yet, our interactions were vague and surface level. The response to the usual question, “How was your day?” was the typical answer, “Good,”...

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Be Busy Well

The irony is not lost on me that I’m feeling too busy to write this article on busyness. My days are filled with activity, and I fall into bed each night exhausted. Perhaps you feel the same way. Women are master multitaskers. We juggle jobs, school lunches, carpool, book club, soccer, service projects, and quality time with the people we love. Our lives are a constant balancing act of prioritizing our to-do lists against the hours we must work with. As we consider the different activities we’re engaged in, we need to ask the question, “What kind of busy...

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