Friday, Aug 7, 2020

The Cleavers

Relationship Yardwork: 3 Simple Ways to Prepare for the Rain

A Little Rain Must Fall Recently, I had a few days of downtime, no clients or looming deadlines, and I wanted to be productive around the house. I decided to hit the yard to take advantage of the wonderful warm...

Surviving or Thriving: How to Escape the Comfort Zone in Marriage

Have you ever woken up one morning and just stared at your mate while they slept, thinking, “Who is this stranger next to me?” Or, in the heat of the moment actually spoke out loud, “You aren’t the person...

Your Maker is Your Husband: The Joys of Saying “I Do” to God

“For your Maker is your husband - the Lord Almighty is His name…” - Isaiah 54:5 What a strange thing for God to say, especially from the perspective of a new bride in her early twenties like myself. Nonetheless, this...

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Getting Married and Divorced

Things I Wish I Knew One of the most crucial parts of being in a relationship is dealing with yourself. Many of us are seeking relationships and looking for meaning and wholeness that can only be found in Christ. Taking time...

Spring Cleaning: Are Dust Bunnies Blocking Your Relationship’s Blessings?

A Time to Clean When we think of spring cleaning, we often think of time spent ‘deep cleaning’ our home. It’s a change of seasons where we rearrange our furniture, perhaps lighten up the decor, and take the opportunity to...

10 Tips for Managing a Healthy Long Distance Relationship

Most days, my husband and I are no more than 70 feet apart from each other. This is the distance from his garage to my home office. The working arrangement we have gives us the opportunity to eat our meals...

But I Said I’m Sorry: Words Without Works is Dead

I’m Sorry. Some would argue that even with the heightened contention of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the beauty of forgiveness shined bright.  Okay. Remember Donald Trump’s apology for lewd comments and actions, and more importantly, his surrogates’ forgiving response to the...

In Sickness and in Health: What’s Your Bedside Manner?

It’s been said, Cleavers, that the only thing that should take place in your bedroom is sex and sleep. Well, recently I brought the dreaded “S” into our bedroom for a good 10 days: Sickness. Due to physical exertion, I triggered...

Are We Living the Christmas Songs, or Just Rocking to the Beat?

Heaven and Nature Sing? At the beginning of the holiday season, every radio station, every restaurant sound system has Christmas tunes playing. Plus, the church choir has begun singing about Sweet Bethlehem and Oh Holy Night. It’s a clear sign...

Relationship Leftovers: Love That Keeps On Giving

During the Thanksgiving holidays, I always enjoy the turkey leftovers. I can just taste the turkey hash Papa makes, the yummy turkey sandwiches, or my turkey tetrazzini. I know there are those who are adamant about not eating leftovers in...
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White Fragility: “Eat the Meat, Spit Out the Bones”

Robin DiAngelo’s 2018 book White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism is experiencing a resurgence amidst a national reckoning surrounding issues of racism and its consequences.

Cast All Your Cares on God, He’s Got Your Back!

There are some challenges and trials in life that only God can fix. Know that He is up for the task - cast your cares on Him!

God and Politics: Which One Influences the Other in Your Life?

When it comes to God and politics, which one influences the other? Here's food for thought to examine our interaction with earthly governments.

Come As You Are: God Loves Us Above and Beyond Our Excuses

Do excuses stand in the way of your relationship with God? Let it go and come as you are, God is still waiting.
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