on marriage, children, and being open to new life

I started this post about a month ago, well before yesterday's Supreme Court decision. There are, of course, no shortage of hot takes and quick responses to Roe falling, but I'd like to take a wider perspective: what it means to recognize that life rarely comes on our terms or in our timing. In a…

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marriage & relationships, part 2

In my previous post, I talked about how a less-than-perfect wedding day is good preparation for life. According to The National Marriage Project, though, fewer people are having a wedding day. In many ways, that's understandable. Marriage is hard. Parenting is harder. Living on your own is easier. Living with someone isn't easy -- but…