What if You’re Ready to Adopt but Your Husband Isn’t?

You are ready to adopt but husband isn't

Pin ItPatience and understanding are key when you and your husband have differing views on adoption. “I want to adopt, but my husband doesn’t.” I hear that phrase quite a bit from my friends, and I hear the longing in   Read More »

Love and Respect: Strengthen your Marriage God’s Way

love and respect: strengthen your marriage

Pin ItIn the past few weeks I’ve heard of two more couples—married with children—who have separated. I wish this were a rare occurrence, but we all know it’s not. Most statistics report the current divorce rate hovering around 40% for   Read More »

Closed Doors and Doorstep Deliveries: a Foster Adoption Story

Closed Doors and Doorstep Deliveries: a Foster Adoption Story

Pin ItTo go along with my recent series about how God likes to show off, I wrote this article for Adoption.com with a little more information about our foster adoption. “I can’t adequately describe the joy my little Sam brings   Read More »

God Likes to Show Off: An Adoption Story…part four (final)

God Like to Show off: an adoption story

Pin It(Click here to start at the beginning of our adoption story) I told my friends and family that we were looking at late January for the baby to be born. Then we got a phone call. How about today?   Read More »

God Likes to Show Off: An Adoption Story…part three

God Likes to show off: an adoption story

Pin It(Click here to start at the beginning) Although we had a joyful day with family, I couldn’t forget the fact that we were supposed to have a new baby this Thanksgiving. While I prayed—working through my grief—I felt God   Read More »

God Likes to Show Off: An Adoption Story…part two

God LIkes to Show Off: An Adoption Story // StuffandThings.com

Pin It(click here for Part One) I fully thought that Sam was our final child. We had an even number again. Our brown son had a brown brother to match. It was perfect. And then we got a phone call.   Read More »

God Likes to Show Off: An Adoption Story

God Likes to Show off: And Adoption Story // StuffandThings.com

Pin ItTwo new children in 8 months? Yes, God likes to show off. About this time last year my husband and I decided to pursue domestic infant adoption after several closed doors in the international adoption world. We had also   Read More »