“Is There Any Way Dad Can Unfire Himself?”

As a mom who used to work for a church ministry and whose husband is currently in seminary, my fear is often that the hurts and heartaches we experience while ministering to others in the name of Christ will negatively affect how our children will view God or the church.

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The Lifegiving Parent

I don’t need to pretend that parenting is all roses and butterfly kisses, but I also can’t help but wonder how my negative attitude about my kids might affect someone’s choice to be a lifegiving parent or not.

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DIY Valentine’s Clipboard

We FINALLY finished our mother daughter Valentine’s crafting project after running into several obstacles along the way. Despite the roadblocks, the best part was getting to spend some time with Ellie doing something that she really enjoys.

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Meet Marissa

Hi! I’m Marissa, wife, mother and Christ-follower. I always thought I’d start a blog when I had accomplished something great in life. When I had reached the top of the proverbial “ladder of success” or had finally made a name for myself. Instead, I am writing this from the deepest valley that I have ever found myself in in my entire life. I may be down, but I am continually looking up. Looking up to a Savior who saves, a Comforter who comforts, a Redeemer who redeems and a Creator who can make beauty from these ashes. Welcome to Beautifully Broken, a place where God transforms brokenness into beauty.

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