How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Originally posted on Worship, Workouts & Wandering:
Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress. Studies have long…

7 Truths of a Real Blended Family

Originally posted on Marriage Matters:
It’s summer! And we have a houseful. To be honest, summer is probably our favorite time of year. We love having all the kids under one roof for an extended period of time. And it’s always kind of a bummer when school starts back up, and along with it, the…

Security in Marriage, Security in Christ

Originally posted on Marriage Matters:
? I originally wrote this post to speak to and encourage other women, but the more I wrote, the more I realized I’m talking to both husbands and wives. I want wives to see themselves as worthy through their husband’s eyes. And I want husbands to look at their wives and see…

Preparing a Place

Originally posted on Worship, Workouts & Wandering:
Chaplain Ronnie Melancon It is such a joy when someone saves a place for us. We walk into a crowded room wondering how we’re going to find a seat, and someone across the way waves us over; pointing to a chair they’ve held especially for us. For a…