When He Travels – 6 Tips on How to Thrive While Parenting Solo

As I type this, we’re on day 2 of Ben’s current 10-day trip. Today I made four trips to the elementary school. I was supposed to meet my 9-year-old for lunch, but I had the time wrong and by the time I arrived he had 7 minutes to inhale his sandwich. My credit card got declined when I tried to pick up our latest newsletter … Continue reading When He Travels – 6 Tips on How to Thrive While Parenting Solo

From the Inside Out: Scheduling the Best for our Ministry Family

In a culture where kids are offered anything from art classes to ninja lessons long before they even know how to tie their own shoes, the opportunities for enrichment are endless. But with Nav socials and events many weekends a month and many evenings on campus, I feel the need to protect family time even more than my peers. I was talking with my husband … Continue reading From the Inside Out: Scheduling the Best for our Ministry Family

The E-I Clash: 12 Thoughts to Consider

Tom and I have observed many young couples with little children in the ministry over the years. And we have seen the havoc that can spring from their different tendencies in extroversion or introversion. Though we are both introverts ourselves we have found that I am far more outgoing than him and this has caused for us, shall we say, tension!*  This showed up when … Continue reading The E-I Clash: 12 Thoughts to Consider