The Way God Works Best

Today on Faith Barista we’ve been asked to discuss the power of encouragement. This is such a relevant topic for messy marriages, because the need for encouragement in most messy marriages and lives is extremely high. So I spent a lot of time pondering what is most encouraging to me in my marriage (as well […]

My Messy Motherhood

Me with my boys when they were 8, 5 and 2 In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to spend a little time sharing a messy motherhood confession or two. It’s sad but true, I’ve not only been involved in some messy marriage moments, but I’ve also made some huge motherhood messes as well.    […]

My Messy Upbringing

I come from a good, Christian family. My dad was a pastor and my mom was a devoted wife, mom and home-maker.  I think if I had to sum up our family in one word it would be commitment. But sometimes my family was committed to the wrong ways of dealing with life—even though it […]

Are You Wonder Wife or Super Hubby?

I don’t think many people will debate me on this, but I really think that there are about as many neat freaks in the world as there are slobs. However, I have another theory that many might not agree with so easily. I don’t think we can apply that principle to messiness in marriage. In […]

Marriage Mistake #7 – Refused to Admit My Fault

When I was in my twenties and early thirties, I really had a hard time seeing my wrong behavior as . . . wrong. Or maybe it was just that I couldn’t bear to admit to myself that I was weak. I’d say, probably a little bit of both.  Unfortunately, that meant that I rarely, […]