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How to navigate the shame of losing a friend

How to navigate the shame of losing a friend

Could I have done something differently? What if I would have just kept my mouth shut and not shared my criticisms? Did I do something wrong? Why did she just stop answering my messages? Losing a friend, no matter the circumstance, can bring on feelings of shame. I...
A Friendship Coach in Your Corner

A Friendship Coach in Your Corner

A lot of people struggle to navigate friendship, but you don’t have to. With a Masters in Leadership from Denver Seminary and years of studying/teaching on gospel-centered friendship, I am offering coaching to help you create meaningful and lasting friendship....
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...
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...
M is for Mature

M is for Mature

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus...