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17 Awesome and Affordable Gifts for Your Girlfriend’s Parents   Recently updated

You’ll quickly find a perfect and affordable gift for your girlfriend’s parents here. Whether it’s her mom’s birthday or her dad’s retirement party, this list will make your online shopping excursion easy and painless. Bonus: you’ll find a gift that will make your girlfriend and her parents love you even more than they […]

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What to Buy Your Boyfriend’s Mom and Dad – 20 Gift Ideas   Recently updated

Finding the perfect gift for your boyfriend’s parents can be stressful – unless you shop with a light-hearted, joyful attitude. This list of gifts to buy his mom and dad will give you lots of ideas and options. These gifts, ideas, and tips will help you find the perfect gift for […]


Letting Go of a Relationship You Want to Keep

You want to hold on, but you have to let go. Letting go of a relationship you want to keep is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. It’s also one of the healthiest. I just finished writing the fourth edition of How to Let Go of Someone You […]

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Growing Forward with Mary Magdalene

Growing Forward with Mary Magdalene

How did a “demon possessed” woman heal and become the first person who saw Jesus? Mary of Magdala is one of my favorite Biblical women in Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back (but let’s be honest, I love them all! Except for Naomi. I had a hard time with […]


Digging Deeper With Hagar – Growing Forward 

Hagar was Sarah and Abraham’s Egyptian servant in the Bible. Hagar was also a single mom. And she’s my second favorite woman in my book Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back. I grew up with a single mom, and I didn’t meet my dad until went to Jerusalem, Israel when […]

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Going Through Infertility With Sarah – Growing Forward

Sarah and Abraham struggled with infertility for ten years. She eventually conceived Isaac, but it was a long, difficult journey. I understand the pain of trying to get pregnant but being disappointed month after month. I know what it’s like to accept a childless life. In How to Overcome Hopelessness […]


Healing Guilty Feelings When Your Mom Dies

You’re normal if you feel guilty after the loss of your mother. Guilt is a common and painful part of grieving when a mom dies. These ideas for dealing with guilt after your mother’s death will help you grieve and heal. “Sometimes the hardest part of grief is guilt,” writes […]

Healing Guilty Feelings When Your Mom Dies