Bringing Me Home

For months I’ve felt myself cracking. My body. My mind. My emotions. I thought I knew who I was—what I wanted to be. But it all became so fuzzy, so hopeless. Each morning, I’d get up, tie the pieces together, and keep blindly charging into the fog. Praying for a light at the end of …

112: Resenting Fatherhood

First off, if you listen to the end then you will hear something that has never been done in Now That We’re A Family Podcast history. . . Second, we are passionate about being parents, yet, we get distracted from our priorities and sometimes fall prey to the many traps the devil sets for Christian …

111: The Good Side of Envy

Every day we have picture-perfect living rooms, vacations, and families showing up in our newsfeeds. It’s easy to discredit or demonize the person we are envying, believing it is their fault that we are faced with this sin in our hearts. But in reality, we are hating the good side of envy. There isn’t anything …

Raising Sons

Realize that from day one, he’s wired to be self-reliant. Don’t change that. – Harrison My son turned four this month, and already he has me catching my breath as I watch him jump off high objects, flip on the trampoline, and show me what he whittled with his pocket knife. He wants to tie …

110: Identity Crisis as a Parent // Losing Yourself

You hear about people loosing themselves when they become a mother or father. They no longer have the time they once had, and it seems like overnight life has completely changed. Today on the podcast we are talking about the two outcomes that can come from finding our identity in parenthood — pride or despair. …

My Child is Not a Statistic

My child is not a statistic. They are not a growth chart. They are not a series of boxes I check that guarantee a happy healthy adult. Yet we live in a standardized world that attempts to eliminate the influence of a parent’s intuition—where anyone can look at a graph and believe they are making …