My Friend

You attempt to dwell upon the child-support payment that did not come, again, but is not a good time for that, either, so you give up and decide to be happy.

Seven Reasons Your Christian Husband Can’t Do Better – Part 3

Reason #3 He Is in Bondage What does this mean? Just as it sounds, he has cords, chains tied around his life and he is unable to escape from his sins. They pursue him, overtake him, enslave him. He tries to understand. He explains to himself, rehearsing what he will say if confronted, all to … Continue reading Seven Reasons Your Christian Husband Can’t Do Better – Part 3

The Katey Papers – 2

Peter’s words to women are sublime. He erases all agony, bolsters all resolve, and squelches all argument, leaving the suffering wife speechless, astonished. If she is born again. If not, she cannot “get it”. That's the rub. It's a sort of Catch-22 for those of us who do get it. I intended only treating you … Continue reading The Katey Papers – 2

Just Another Mom – 2

Take a walk with me. Place yourself in the shoes of a home schooling mother named Jane, from long ago. You remember the time when the Liberty Bell rang out the good news of freedom in the Americas. Mozart and Beethoven are enjoying their years of fame. Imagine, if you can, Jane, beginning to raise … Continue reading Just Another Mom – 2

UNEMPLOYED! – Sent on Saturday Letter #4, part 1

Dearest Angela, How wonderful it was to see you during your vacation! How I loved every moment near you, seeing you with Dan! It is simply wonderful to watch the two of you relate to each other. You have hardly lost the glow of a new bride. You remind me of myself when I was your age. … Continue reading UNEMPLOYED! – Sent on Saturday Letter #4, part 1

Tired, Alone, Scared, and Misguided

Many a wife has thought as you do, that her husband has never been the spiritual leader in the home, but just for a moment, rethink. Many a husband is a poor spiritual leader, but every husband is ordained by God to be the leader in matters of the Spirit. If he leads poorly, still … Continue reading Tired, Alone, Scared, and Misguided

Tired and All, All Alone.

How quickly solitude can flip, can convert to loneliness! No one else you know has just delivered a baby, at your age, right? Where can you find support? No one else you know lives with quite such a quarrelsome husband, right? To whom would you dare confess? You are not all alone, though, if you … Continue reading Tired and All, All Alone.

Tired. Dog tired.

This week’s posts answer several questions from a dear woman in a wrenching situation. I answered her immediately and privately, awhile back. Recently postpartum with her first child, she wonders about the effects of her wounded and out-lashing husband. She wonders if it would be better for the baby to live without a dad. Here … Continue reading Tired. Dog tired.