Confidently Terrified: Why We Chose Public School

When it comes to our children’s education, I know we all want the absolute best for them, but navigating what that looks like is no easy task for any mom. Just four days before 4K began for my oldest I felt God lead me to pull her from the private school we had chosen and enroll her into public school. Very few people from our … Continue reading Confidently Terrified: Why We Chose Public School

Our Journey through Pornography and How to Help Someone through this Struggle

If you are a student in our ministry today you will hear the words “pornography” and “masturbation” used in a message.  Likely you will hear multiple students testimonies regarding their walk to sexual freedom and you will definitely be invited more than once to join a group to help you find freedom from sexual sin and brokenness.  Although I would say my collegiate Navs experience … Continue reading Our Journey through Pornography and How to Help Someone through this Struggle

Adoption and Ministry

For those who adopt, every journey is unique. I’ve met women who have dreamed since childhood about bringing home an orphan from overseas. For others, God uses adoption to complete a family already started with biological children. For me, the road to adoption was a long and painful one. It wasn’t something I had dreamed of since childhood. It took the laying down of one … Continue reading Adoption and Ministry

Pursuing and Protecting Oneness in Marriage

Recently a young, attractive woman was interacting with Tom at a public event.   Aggressive ‘flirty’ signs exuded from her ostentatious and dabbling behavior… standing close to his face, extended eye contact, and the telltale (warning) touch of his arm as she threw her head back and laughed at something he said.  During this uncomfortable exchange, I was standing right next to Tom… but, she made … Continue reading Pursuing and Protecting Oneness in Marriage

5 Tips on Maintaining a Healthy Marriage

I remember the new mommy haze, staying involved in ministry (even if very minimally) and trying to keep the spark alive with my husband that started this whole crazy circus! A book for new moms I read said it was important to leave my baby occasionally overnight for me to be alone with my spouse. It surprised me that it wouldn’t ruin that bond I … Continue reading 5 Tips on Maintaining a Healthy Marriage

Praying Together Never Worked for Us Until We Did This…

A couple years ago, Dave and I had a conversation about where we wanted to grow in our marriage.  We had several things on the list: being more of a team with our kids, talking more often about schedule and finances, growing in intimacy, looking each other in the eyes more often, speaking affirming words to each other, etc.  At the same time, we were … Continue reading Praying Together Never Worked for Us Until We Did This…