For those of you with married children, what has helped you in your relationship with your daughter-in-law or son-in-law?

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July 2017 Dear Sisters, It was so wonderful when my children married, to be able to welcome their spouses into our family, and extend our circle of love to someone new. Yet these couples have also created a new, unique family when they said, "I do." John and I have wholeheartedly supported our...

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What are some helpful tips that have helped you to have memorable vacations as a couple or family?

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June 2017 Dear Sisters, This month's question is about creating vacation memories. A mom responded, "God doesn't take a vacation from working on our character." True words from Thelma Clark, words to which I so heartily give my "Amen." Planning special family times to foster family love and...

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What advice do you give to mothers who, for the first time, are seeing their son or daughter getting married?

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May 2017 Dear Sisters, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." Ephesians 5:31 As the above verse describes, five of our children have left John and me to be joined to another in marriage. In each case, it...

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What are some special and practical ways you have shown honor to your mother?

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April 2017 Dear Sisters, "Honor your father and your mother (which is the first command with a promise) that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth."  Ephesians 6:2-3 When we give thanks and honor to others, and especially our mothers, we please the Lord. I enjoyed...

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What have you personally done to keep the "spark" in your marriage relationship?

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February 2017 Dear Sisters, John shared in a recent Prayer Alliance video that we should pray for older couples that their marriages would increase in joy and affection as they grow older. Sounds good to me! Valentine's Day has come and gone, but everyday can be Valentine's Day with our...

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Give an example of when you developed a new, godly habit. What helped you to make it a regular habit?

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January 2017 Dear Sisters, This morning John and I were taking a walk at the gym and talking about Joshua 1:8:   "This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in...

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Tell us about a special family tradition you have to celebrate the birth of Christ.

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December 2016 Dear Sisters, John mentioned to me this past week that he talked on the phone to a person working at the local government office. At the end of the phone call he said, "Merry Christmas." The person responded, "That's great. Merry Christmas to you as well. I feel like a...

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As we celebrate Thanksgiving this month, what helps you be a thankful person?

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November 2016 Dear Sisters,“It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;” (Psalms 92:1).An attitude of thanksgiving, for me, means to stop complaining. As I set my hope and my faith on an all-powerful God, I can trust Him with what...

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How do you maintain your priority as a wife and mother as you do ministry in the church?

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October 2016 Dear Sisters, As followers of Jesus Christ who are involved in fulfilling His Great Commission, we are definitely women with a mission. Our goals aim high, involve eternal matters, and keep us involved in people’s lives. The vision of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ...

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