Marriage · sacrarments · weddings

Your People Shall be My People: Naomi and Ruth Speak to Susan and Alex

Dear Alex and Susan, When a bride is born, so is a mother-in-law. My daughter and I have been closely watching your transformations from boyfriend’s mother and girlfriend to mother-in-law and wife.  It is because of this that I blame the two of you for the list of recordings on my TV. It is full… Continue reading Your People Shall be My People: Naomi and Ruth Speak to Susan and Alex

Death · Heaven · Motherhood · women

Gaining a Daughter (and a Guardian Angel)

*This week, instead of writing to Anne, I write to my soon-to-be daughter-in-law’s mother, who passed away when Alexandra was 14. Alex’s father died a year later. Dear Janet, Wedding plans are humming along here, just days to go now. Alex is handling all the last-minute details and stress like a champ. Not a bridezilla… Continue reading Gaining a Daughter (and a Guardian Angel)

Christian books · self-care

Coming Clean: Exploring the “Girl Wash Your Face” Phenomenon

Dear Susan, Where were you the night of August 2? I know you were probably doing something related to the wedding (next week!).  However, if you were like a good number of American women, you would have been watching the documentary “Rachel Hollis: Made for More.” Haven’t heard of Rachel? I recently climbed out from… Continue reading Coming Clean: Exploring the “Girl Wash Your Face” Phenomenon