The world is pressuring us and our kids more than ever. We all feel it, we all talk about it. We know it’s a not a healthy thing. When we retreat from the world to our homes, do we get a break from that pressure? Or do we just transfer that pressure to the ones […]
New on the Blog!
We all love a good story when the hero steps in just in time to save the day. The problem is when that narrative seeps into our marriages and affects the expectations we have of our spouse. That our spouse will meet all of our needs in exactly the way we want them to, when […]
This past year our family got our first dog. Our boys had been begging for a dog for years and finally this past summer we relented. Having a dog- well a 7 month old puppy- is just as crazy-making as I thought it would be. But it’s also as wonderful as we hoped it would […]
When Joe and I set up our ledger, most of it was to track what were were spending. In Part 1 I talked about how we track our monthly spending. But we also wanted to track what we wanted to spend. Because that’s where a lot of the miscommunication happens! Three more pages in our […]
About ten or so years ago God taught me a huge lesson about the role of money in our marriage. At the time we were giving, saving, doing our best to stretch what we had. Still saying no to a lot of things to plan for the future. We both agreed on big picture priorities, […]
Are you feeling the squeeze lately? Joe and I have been more stressed than usual this past year or so with increases in taxes, healthcare costs, and everything just costing more. It feels like everyone’s hands are in our pockets!! Then of course our kids keep growing. Have you heard the rumors about teen boys […]