Dear Barbara: It’s So Hard for Me to Leave My Children!

By Barbara Rainey | February 26, 2018 | 7 Comments

  One of my favorite quotes about moms explains the reason for your it’s-so-hard-to-leave-them fear, worry, and anxiety. Author Jean Fleming wrote, “Every child is a piece of a mother’s heart walking around outside her body.”* Babies and little ones so recently severed from your body are especially hard to leave. Their existence literally depends […]

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5 Resolutions That Could Actually Change Your Life … #5: Embrace Your Body

By Barbara Rainey | January 31, 2018 | 7 Comments

“What lust is for men, comparison is for women,” said my friend Joanne.  She is right. The perpetually ugly sin of men, even old men, lusting after women has been exposed recently…again and again and again…in dozens of powerful men. We rightly say it is evil, selfish, an abuse of power. But do we women […]

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When We Worry About Our Kids: 4 Things That Help

By Susan Yates | January 26, 2018 | 4 Comments

I’ve never heard of a mother who doesn’t worry about her children. Some of us are obsessive worriers, others are a little less concerned but all of us worry to some degree. It is just a part of a mother’s job description! When they are infants we worry if our baby is seriously ill or […]

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Dear Woman: Your Work at Home Matters This Year

By Barbara Rainey | January 22, 2018 | 16 Comments

Busy, tired woman, hang in there! You’re doing good eternal work in your home. God sees. And His presence with you is quietly building meaning and value, even if your days feel hidden. How do I know and how can you be sure? “Mommy, I like going to Miss Kitty’s house,” my young son shared […]

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When You’re Tired of Driving All the Good Stuff

By Janel Breitenstein | October 25, 2017 | 10 Comments

Do you ever get tired of being the driver in your home? Y’know–driving the homework. The dishes from their hands to the dishwasher. The manners and respect. The time with God. The self-control in conflicts. The propriety in dating. I need to admit: I get tired of the lack of ownership of my kids in […]

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