Can I Ever Be Healed of This Sorrow?

She lost her parents in a car accident. Her husband left her for someone else.  She held her grandfather's hand as his breath slipped away. The diagnosis was definite: stage four brain cancer. She would outlive her five-year-old son.  The phone rang with the worst news in the world.  Depression ravaged her heart. How could [...]

Trusting God Through Tragedy: Choosing Jesus

Happy Thursday, Living Loved community. Today's post is a guest post by Bethany Boynton, a blogger who knows more than anyone ever wants to know about tragedy. She is here to encourage us and love us in the midst of dealing with our most painful realities or to prepare us for them.  This is a [...]

How to Road Trip from Nashville to LA (Or Just Across the Country in General)

At the beginning of the summer, my husband approached me about a little vacation he wanted to take--and I am ALL about vacation. However, this one freaked me out a little bit. He wanted to travel across the country and visit his siblings in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES. It's a whopping 1,800 miles away, plane [...]

Hurry Up and Rest… to Prepare for War

Hey friends! I hope you guys have had a sweet couple of days of rest. I'll tell you, what. These days have been difficult and the enemy has been working. At the times I know I need to put everything down and focus on Jesus, something has come up. A conversation is sparked. A TV [...]

The Best Prosperity

This past weekend, Austin and I attended a wedding in the same little wooden chapel in which we said our own vows. It is a chapel that lies on the property of the church where I first trusted in Jesus and where Austin first learned what being part of the Body of believers was really [...]

The Absurdity of Young Marriage

Well, if you are at all familiar with me or this blog, you know that I haven't been able to shut up about my recent move from my hometown into a near city. Besides getting married nine months ago, this has been the greatest transition I have experienced thus far. In the past nine months, [...]

20 Ways to Intentionally Love your Wife: a Husband’s Thoughts.

In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. (Ephesians 5:28 ESV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . This week I decided to meld together my guest post and marriage post from the voice of my favorite [...]