All posts in Marriage and Family

Guest Post: How Forgiveness Healed Me

Please enjoy this post from my friend Saleama Ruvalcaba (you can learn a little more about her and her book at the end of this post). Saleama is a writer, student, and home educator who loves to share her own story of transformation so others can find the freedom she has found.   It was […]

Q&A: How Do I Maintain Boundaries with Someone Who Has Mental Illness?

I receive a lot of inquiries from people asking for advice about living with mental illness, loving someone with a mental disorder, and doing ministry among people with mental illness and their families. I can’t offer the kind of advice and help a mental health professional can give, but I can point people in the […]

Guest Post: Loving through Listening

Please enjoy this post from my friend Brittani Morris (you can learn a little more about her at the end of this post). Brittani is a compassionate and nurturing counselor and coach who practices what she preaches in this post. She’s a great listener, and I encourage you to consider taking her tips to heart. […]

Guest Post: Tips for a Healthy and Balanced School Year

This week I’m pleased to present a guest post from my number-one favorite person in the world: my husband, Trevor. I think you’ll like him too (most people do). But he’s not only a great guy; he’s also someone who has dedicated nearly 25 years to serving adolescents and their families in various ways, whether […]

Q & A: How Do You Have Hope and Perspective When a Loved One Has Mental Illness?

I receive a lot of inquiries from people asking for advice about living with mental illness, loving someone with a mental disorder, and doing ministry among people with mental illness and their families. I can’t offer the kind of advice and help a mental health professional can give, but I can point people in the […]

5 Ways Your Life Needs Alignment

Got your ducks in a row? As you begin a new year, maybe it’s a good time to think about your alignment. How well do your sense of purpose and values match the way you live each day and the values represented in the key relationships in your life? A lot of people go through […]

Mental Illness, Redemption, and a God I Can Trust–Part 2

…This post is continued from last week. Click to read Part 1. Emerging into Light Eventually I met and married a good man who has a gift for granting safety to others. I trusted him enough to make him part of my family and to start a family with him despite my greatest fear: that […]

Mental Illness, Redemption, and a God I Can Trust–Part 1

My family never had much, and excess was not in my parents’ lexicon. Dad was a pastor, serving small rural congregations, and Mom stayed at home. We were poor, but we didn’t feel it much, surrounded by farmers who lived simply and at the whim of the rains we asked for at the Wednesday night […]

When New Moms Can’t Stop Worrying

The night I brought my firstborn home from the hospital, I broke down and cried. In the hospital, I had been giddy with happiness. At home, I felt panicked. I realized that for all my preparation, I had no idea how to care for a baby. This wonderful, vulnerable person I had fallen so deeply […]

10 Interesting Things about Being a Parent of Teenagers

They say parenting teenagers is not for the weak. And they’re right. But I say neither is parenting 3-year-olds. And after recently spending 2 1/2 weeks driving 4,000 miles and camping every night with my husband and kids, I’m awfully glad my kids can dress themselves with ease, entertain themselves for 10 hours in the […]

© 2015 Amy Simpson.