Confessions of a Nagging Wife #TBT

Confessions of a Nagging Wife I was—and even now can be—a nagging wife.  “A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike; to restrain her is to restrain the wind or to grasp oil in one’s … Read More

Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings While a member of Mars Hill Church, I was honored to serve on the team that wrote inductive studies in support of the sermon series. From 2011 to 2014, we wrote seven inductive studies; many are no … Read More

Leadership the Lady’s Way

Leadership the Lady’s Way As women in the workplace, we can display our calling to nurture life through professional development. WOMAN’S WORLD DAILY In 1966, James Brown sang the lyrics, “This is a man’s, man’s, man’s world.” Two generations later, … Read More

Your Worth is Not in Your To-do List

Your Worth is Not in Your To-do List Who doesn’t have a to-do list?  For some, it’s on a scrap of paper. For others, it’s an app on your phone. If you’re old school, it might be a day planner. … Read More

Now, Not Yet – Gotcha Day

The Now and Not Yet of Our Adoption It was an incredible time in our family. We had a new son. Sutton and I, along with our two daughters, had adopted a toddler boy from Ethiopia. On November 11, 2011, … Read More

Jesus – the BFF

Jesus – the BFF Some years back, I watched with a heavy heart as my oldest daughter (12 at the time) sought after a “BFF”—best friend forever. With three international moves in three years, her friends were spread out over … Read More

The Other Mothers, Happy Mother’s Day

The Other Mothers, Happy Mother’s Day I’ve read blog after blog this week anticipating Mother’s Day. Blogs about guilt and pride, and some about the origin of Mother’s Day. Blogs for women who can’t have children, and others for children … Read More

Unequally Yoked

Unequally Yoked When I married my husband 18 years ago, I thought I was marrying a saved man. Two years in, I realized if he was a Christian, he sure wasn’t living like one. Paul writes to the Corinthians, “Do … Read More

The Sin of My Discontent

The Sin of My Discontent “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.” Exodus … Read More

Marriage and the Single Girl

Marriage and the Single Girl Eight lessons on how to steward singleness that Marci Turner wishes she would have known in her pre-marriage days. Over the past century, the average marrying age for the American woman has increased from 21 … Read More

Sex is a Thermostat by Marci Turner

Sex is a Thermostat Valentine’s Day was last week and it can be easy to start seeing marriage, sex, and love through the world’s eyes. In the wake of Valentine’s Day, my wife’s post on marriage relationships is extremely helpful. “I never … Read More

Your Ministry Calling is Impossible

Your Ministry Calling is Impossible If Jesus calls you into full-time ministry, it will be difficult. Being called into vocational ministry is not more godly or sacred than being called into a job in the secular world, but there are … Read More