The Glory and Beauty of Biblical Womanhood

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 (emphasis mine) Men and women are different. Equally valuable (Galatians 3:28), but created differently –designed by God to fulfill different roles in society and home. For each of these, there is a distinct calling, privilege and responsibility. My husband’s desire… Read more


Part 9: Learn to Cocoon

What Is Cocooning? “Cocooning refers to the intentional effort to withdraw from the larger society in order to create a maintain a certain level of security and comfort. This shift is sometimes motivated by a desire to separate from the wider culture, and also by the need to be alone. As a metaphor, the cocoon references the covering spun by… Read more


Parts 6 & 7: On Teaching Respect & Teaching Values at Home

On Teaching Respect at Home We all hope our children grow to respect us and be respectful of others. So how do we create a home environment that fosters respectful children? Quite simply, an important part of the responsibility for this falls to us as moms.  We model it consistently and diligently when we respect our husbands. “However, each one of… Read more


Part 4: Minimize TV-Time

“…I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.” Romans 16:19 (NIV) Ah television. How you’ve changed our lives and shaped our culture. How you’ve morphed our home lives into something… quite different. When I went off to college as an idealistic 18-year-old, I chose not to have a TV. At that point in… Read more


Part 3: Rediscover Discipline (for Moms)

There is no formula for parenting, no guaranteed “method” for producing perfect children. There are, however, principles that can guide us through this daunting task. I love this one by Anne Ortlund: My greatest goal for my home is that it produce healthy, happy, secure, and mostly, God-bent children. This very principle is one that God has put on my… Read more


Part 2: On Being Present

There’s a difference between being present physically and being present relationally and emotionally in your home. While both are important, it’s the latter that truly meets needs. Not the present-but-cranky, distant or distracted parent and wife I have often been, but the one that engages, sees, and builds up those in her home. Through intentionally choosing to be fully present, we are… Read more


Slow Your Home

“There is nothing more terrible than activity without insight.” Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Are you living more as a human being or a human doing? At our core, we were meant to be,  not do. …To be in God’s presence. To be still. To be His people, and as an outflow from our identity in Him, to live godly lives and love others. Yet most of… Read more

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