How Kids in Foster Care Love Differently

Two years ago, some friends approached my (then) boyfriend (now husband) and me about volunteering at a kids' summer camp for a week. At that time, we were planning on going to South Africa on a mission trip, so we weren't particularly sold on the idea. We wanted to go somewhere else and help spread…

Finding Your Other Whole

We've all heard the stories. Watched the movies. Read the books. Seen, listened to and been captivated by it. We've fallen in love with love. As a culture, we're obsessed with it. Obsessed with romance, with pursuit, the thrill of the chase and eventual capture of two hearts becoming one, two lives merging. We read…

Building Relationships by Being Alone

Lately I've been doing a lot of thinking. One such thought is the concept of togetherness. Togetherness alongside loneliness. On the surface, togetherness and loneliness seem to be complete opposites, but lately I've been thinking about how closely related they actually are. Even more than related, they're practically intertwined, stemming from the same vine, twisting…