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Our son Will got married in July 2018. He was twenty, and his bride was twenty-one. While I would never recommend such a young marriage–or even marriage at all–as the right course for everyone, it was right for my son and his wife. This article explores some reasons why the right young marriage can be good for a person–er, people.

Why I’m Happy My Son Married at 20


Going to graduate school was one of the best things I’ve ever done, but the decision was incredibly difficult, mostly because of the guilt. This essay describes that guilt, why I went anyway, and why I’m so glad I did.

A Good Mother Doesn’t Go to Grad School and Other Myths


One could argue that the Christian faith is full of contradictions. But these paradoxes ask us to bring both faith and intellect to our reading of the Bible, both of which can result in wonder and worship. Jen Pollock Michel’s book Surprised by Paradox explores this, and I was delighted to write about it.

The Gift of Contradictions: Jen Michel’s Surprised by Paradox


Thoughts on that essential part of parenting: Letting go.

Resting After Releasing