As an adult making friends is not always easy. Add on being a mom and not leaving the house often it can be hard to meet other mom friends.
Being an introvert (and a type 9 on the Enneagram) I enjoy staying home, I don’t need a lot of friends and I find it difficult to put myself out there when meeting new people.
However, over the last year and a half I have made some new mom friends. In the beginning it was hard for me but the rewards of a new friend are worth it.
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I recently posted on Instagram how thankful I am that I and my hubby agree (for the most part) on how to parent our one-year-old daughter. It got me thinking that I was glad prior to getting married we had discussed at length how we would like to raise a family. We had this conversation along with many other ones either through our premarital counselling or on our own.
By taking time before getting married to discuss potentially controversial topics like parenting we have avoided a lot of disagreements. For this post I reached out to some other young wives to see what conversations they were glad they had prior to getting married.
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Prior to marriage, I thought a spouse would always build me up and just make me feel good about myself. At times this is true. However, there are also moments where God is using my husband to teach me things about my own heart that I need to work on.
Continue reading “The Hard but Good Work of Being Sanctified by Marriage”
What is one topic you wish the church talked more openly about?
Perhaps it’s sex?
Continue reading “Sex, Jesus and Conversations the Church Forgot Book Review”
Unmet Expectations Lead to Dissatisfaction
A lot of the time life can feel unfair. Part of this feeling comes from expectations in marriage being unmet. I certainly expected my present circumstances to be different. I thought I’d work before having a baby, that I’d be in my own home, that I’d live near my family and friends. However, that’s not how life turned out. At times I feel jaded, sad and to be honest angry. I want control of my life.
Lately, I’ve been wrestling with this idea of control over my life. It doesn’t seem fair at times that the expectations of my current reality are unmet. I want to call the shots and know where my future is headed.
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Can anyone else relate to feeling nervous about the sex talk? With the Whole Story, there is no need to fear.
I know I’m a long way off from having to answer any awkward questions about sex just yet. Still, the thought of navigating this tricky subject makes me nervous!
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It may seem counterintuitive but I really think that instead of saying “No” more we need to start saying “Yes”.
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The first time I heard about self-care was from my practicum professor who also happens to be a therapist (class felt like a therapy session because we just talked about our practicums and ate food, it was literally the best.)
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A few weeks ago we were visiting a couple from our church who have a young baby. As we were talking a sad reality came to light. It seems that social connections at church are largely determined by the presence of children or one’s marital status.
Continue reading “Enough with Cliquey Church Social Groups: Why we Need to be Intentional in Creating Community at Church”
I recently read an article by a man on a popular Christian magazine site giving advice to the ladies in waiting. To be honest I thought his advice was a lame excuse for men choosing to act like adolescents and waiting for a woman to fix their problems. I fear this sends a message to women that men have pretty much just given up on maturity and you must take the lead. To this I say wrong! Please don’t settle for a man-child, because real, godly, mature men still exist.
Continue reading “To the ladies in waiting… You deserve better”