Welcome to Monthly Link Love – in which I share some fabulous finds from the blogosphere!
on daughters and dating: how to intimidate suitors
Here’s the problem with shotgun jokes and applications posted on the fridge: to anyone paying attention, they announce that you fully expect your daughter to have poor judgment.
Everything is Awesome: Review of The Lego Movie (and what’s going on in America)
But the more American society moves in the direction of valuing individual achievement only insofar as it promotes the “greater good,” the more the message of the Lego Movie becomes a cautionary tale.
They say trials, I say life. They see hardship, I see binding. They cry anger, I find growth. They shout trapped, I whisper committed. They choose feeling, I choose choice.
No More Christian Fortune Cookies
A spiritual platitude is like a fortune cookie. Predictable, overused, and unhelpful.
My Body Made Me a Mom
I’ve finally resigned myself to the fact that I’ll never get my body back. And that’s okay with me…my body made me a mom, after all. And I wouldn’t trade that for the world.
4 Truths About Our Post-Baby Bodies
Marvel over what you are capable of with this new mama body.
One-Line Affirmations for Moms
Here are 20 affirmations to get you started. And since you’re undoubtedly pressed for time, they’re each only a single line.
On Autism Families and Having Fewer Kids
Do you advocate for bigger families? Maybe the advocating needs to start with the special needs families. With the autism families.
Why is freedom so hard to find?
I see many of my fellow Christians, like canaries, escaping a cage from legalism, spiritual abuse, spiritual manipulation or church confusion, uncertain of a flight pattern, fluttering hard and fast, only to be alone on a perch in a strange place at nightfall where the cat is waiting.
Grace is Dangerous
But I didn’t realize back then, that the rules I gave her would not help her keep the rules. That only the grace of the Gospel would give her the power to obey.
From Overprotected to Overweight
Maybe if we stopped calling it The Obesity Epidemic and started calling it The Fear Epidemic we could finally make a dent in the widening waistlines of our country’s kids.
What Every Woman With Severe Morning Sickness Wants You to Know
So join me in suspending your unbelief for a minute. Say it with me now: Some women have it worse.
A love note to the mom who feels weary
To the mom who feels weary, stay strong. I know you live fatigue in a way that can never be fully explained.
Confessions of an Imperfect Mother – Free Ebook
I seek to encourage other moms through this series while also being real about where I’m at in motherhood myself. I thought it might be good to open up with why I write about imperfection and share my own struggles openly.
20 Reasons for Moms to Work Out
Because when we take care of ourselves, we are always better for it—better moms, better partners, better caregivers, better people. It’s worth it.
MOMMY? WERE YOU AND DADDY LOST?
When you get married, you never stop finding each other. You discover one another again and again as you grow as people and as a couple. You make the choice to find each other every single day. And you’re only in danger of losing each other if you stop looking.