Finding the Right Friendship Filter

Finding the Right Friendship Filter

It’s easy to make acquaintances, it’s harder to make quality friends. We bounce from friend group to friend group looking for the people we can bestow the coveted title “besties” to. We are on the search not just for some women we can occasionally meet for happy hour,...
Tools to Strengthen Your Friendship With Your Spouse

Tools to Strengthen Your Friendship With Your Spouse

When Tim and I met, it was pretty close to “love at first sight.” Within weeks we knew that this was good, and God gave us green lights to move forward towards engagement. Within a year of our first “hello,” we were married. Oh…and then months later, we found out we...
Five Rules for Healthier “Momlationships”

Five Rules for Healthier “Momlationships”

Thou shall serve other moms. Every mom is struggling in some way. Whether it is getting dinner on the table or shoes on kid’s feet. It is a general rule of thumb that if you see a mom wrestling her child while juggling snack containers, jackets and a diaper bag, that...
Picking Yourself Up After a Bad Friendship

Picking Yourself Up After a Bad Friendship

Friendship is weird. There’s some good weird and bad weird and we fall somewhere in the middle because friendship will never be perfect. Women will let us down. They will forget the important things and remember the small petty things. They will intentionally or...
Five Ways to Walk with a Friend through Miscarriage

Five Ways to Walk with a Friend through Miscarriage

First published in Thryve Magazine 2017 I never understood the difficulties of having children or the women who struggled through them until my husband and I had our first miscarriage. Then our second. I thought miscarriage was an adult issue that I was way too young...
How do you engage in friendship as a family?

How do you engage in friendship as a family?

Family friendships are dynamic. That’s the best way I can describe it. It is never easy, your best friend ‘s husband may have totally different interests then your husband and when you add kids into the mix it is extra crazy sauce in the recipe of friendship. Hunter...
3 Simple Ways You Can Build Community with Your Neighbors

3 Simple Ways You Can Build Community with Your Neighbors

We moved into our new home a year ago and, despite our transient Denver culture, we plan to stay a long time in our new neighborhood. The first week we moved in, we began “pursuing” our neighbors. Yes, that’s right! We began to intentionally plan ways we could get to...
How to Host a Fundraising Dinner in Your Home

How to Host a Fundraising Dinner in Your Home

My husband and I share the spiritual gift of hospitality. We love hosting and serving our community by creating a secondary home of belonging, grace, truth and God’s love. Yet, we also feel called to serve the community at large. And so we thought, how could we...
N is for Need

N is for Need

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 I sit down to meet my friend for coffee- a typical Saturday morning catch up and  one of my favorite activities. We laugh, we get serious and we share a little bit of our...