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True Woman: How to Live with, and Love, Your Mother-In-Law
I once heard someone say that the relationship between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law is the most fragile of all human relationships.
True Woman: How to Live with, and Love, Your Daughter-In-Law
Ruth and Naomi faced difficult circumstances and yet they loved each other well, respected each other, and were blessed because they decided that God’s standards for relationships applied to the way they treated each other.
True Woman: What to Do When the Compliments Don't Come
I don’t hear a lot of “Excellent job with that diaper changing technique, mom,” or “I love the way you scraped the dried milk out of my sippy cups,” or “I really liked your voice inflection the fifth time you read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to me today.”
True Woman: A Lesson on Becoming an Affirmer
I’ve heard it said that it takes seven compliments to undo a single criticism. If that’s true, we should be complimenting others—a lot.
True Woman: What Are You Really Teaching Your Daughter About Beauty?
As a young girl, I watched my mom go on every diet imaginable. I watched her make faces at herself in the mirror. I watched her duck and cover any time a camera lens was pointed in her direction. And I thought, “If there’s something wrong with my beautiful mom, there must be something wrong with me.”
True Woman: Me . . . Pray With Others?
I have a confession. I’ve never been big on corporate prayer. I feel funny when people ask me to pray with them. I’ve always thought that standing in a circle and holding hands while praying felt awkward and a little disingenuous.
True Woman: Re-thinking Mother's Day
Tell me if this happens at your house. You circle Mother’s Day on your husband’s calendar with red ink. You leave a note with the URL for your favorite florist on the bathroom sink, along with the number for rush deliveries just in case . . .
True Woman: What Elizabeth Taylor Is Teaching Me About Legacy
The movies, the husbands, the jewels, the magazine cover shoots . . . no one can quite hone in on the source of her fame and the reason why her legacy will last.
True Woman: Teaching the Resurrection to Tiny Hearts and Minds
Several weeks ago, my three-year-old son, Eli came home from church brokenhearted. After several moments of crying we finally pried out what was troubling him. “I want . . .” sob, sob, “Jesus to give me,” sob, sob, “my heart back” he wailed.