A Ministry Mindset Means Being Inconvenienced

By Erin Davis

In Matthew 15:29, we find Jesus trying to rest on a mountainside. He barely sat down when a crowd of people came to Him looking to be healed. How did He respond? He healed them.

When Jesus received word that His cousin, John the Baptist, had been killed, He tried to grieve alone. But crowds of people followed Him and begged for His attention. Scripture tells us that instead of hiding in His grief, He had compassion and healed the sick in the crowd (Matthew 14:13–14). Continue reading

Faith-Based Parenting: Fostering Loyalty

By Kim Wagner

You may have the idea that being your child’s “buddy” will foster their loyalty. I’ve seen a few moms approach parenting more like a popularity contest; they cave to the child’s whims and demands from fear of losing the child’s devotion or making him or her unhappy.

Watch out, mom, that approach is a recipe for disaster! Continue reading

Faith-Based Parenting: Getting Them to God

By Kim Wagner

My husband was only 6 years old when He responded to Christ’s call to salvation. He was a mere boy of 13 when he surrendered to preach the gospel and delivered his first message. It’s hard for me to imagine having a kid-pastor barely 18, but the folks in my husband’s first church loved and respected their teenage pastor. His experience however, is definitely not the norm. Continue reading

Points of Contact

By Erin Davis

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” Ephesians 6:4.

How exactly is motherhood ministry? What is it about our role that God can use? There are lots and lots of answers to that question, but the simplest is that God uses us to lead and train our children to be like Him. Continue reading

The Mom Sex Challenge

By Heather Patenaude

This month as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, I want to challenge you women to spice things up in the bedroom! As the conclusion to our series on sex and motherhood, (if you missed it be sure to check out those posts here) we want to encourage you to take action in the area of your sex life. Continue reading

What If He’s Not Interested?

By Erin Davis

Maybe you’ve been following our Mom Sex Challenge posts and think, “Yeah whatever, my husband is not interested at all in sex!” Trust me friend, you are not alone. Although it’s easy to think all men just want sex and want it all the time, there are cases where the wife has more of a sex drive than her husband. Continue reading

I’m Just Not That Into It!

By Heather Patenaude

Maybe over the course of your marriage you have had times and seasons when you are just not that interested in sex. The truth is, that happens to most of us married gals. Some of you may have experienced something more serious — a prolonged season of disinterest that has taken a toll on your marriage. Continue reading

Keeping Things Steamy After the Stick Turns Pink

By Erin Davis

I was on Pinterest yesterday and I saw a pin for pregnant boudoir sessions. I laughed out loud. Clearly, the gals in the lingerie with the adorable baby bump and no stretch marks are aliens. That’s the only explanation I can think of. What pregnant girl in her right mind feels sexy enough to schedule a steamy photo shoot?

Certainly not this one. Continue reading

Is There Romance After Kids?

By Heather Patenaude

ID-10034697Many people told us that life changes after kids come. It’s true. There’s no way to deny that children demand and need a lot of attention. They can do nothing on their own when they are little and as they grow parenthood challenges you in areas you didn’t know you were going to grow. (I like to say motherhood gives you gray hairs!) Continue reading

Authentic Intimacy: Sex During the Little Kid Years

By Heather Patenaude

How can you keep the love alive after the kids arrive? Dr. Juli Slattery, founder of Authentic Intimacy, tackles this question in more in her final installment of my interview with her. If you missed out, read part one here and part two here. Continue reading

Authentic Intimacy: What’s Okay For Christian Couples?

By Heather Patenaude

When it comes to sex, what’s okay and what’s “off limits” for married couples? Dr. Juli Slattery, founder of Authentic Intimacy, is tackling that question and more in part two of my interview with her. Check it out. If you missed out on part one, find it here. Continue reading