It Takes More Than Two to Make a Marriage

It Takes More Than Two to Make a Marriage

My hands shook as I poured a glass of tea and my voice trembled when I spoke: “So… in my marriage…” I almost choked on the words launched into a circle of women I barely knew. Women older than me, married ten, fifteen, thirty years to my three....
Use Up Your Life

Use Up Your Life

For my wedding, I was given a set of beautiful flour sack towels. I couldn’t bear the thought of getting them dirty so I put them in the bottom of a drawer. Sometimes I’d see them in passing and touch the beautiful pattern, but I never took them out. I...
An Open Letter to Every New Bride

An Open Letter to Every New Bride

I watched you the other day, your white dress feathered across the fallen leaves. You had a bouquet in your hands and brightness in your eyes. You probably saw me walk by – I was the woman with the stroller, jogging up and down the path past the spot your...
God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle

God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle

There’s this rumor that God won’t give us more than we can handle. We use the line as a comfort when our friends encounter hard times. We console ourselves with it when life becomes overwhelming. But the scary thing about this rumor is that it’s...