First there was the Courting of Little Wife. All the pretty promises, all the exotic and romantic candlelit dinners, the gifts beyond reason, the shopping trips with unlimited budgets, the Broadway shows where Little Wife was dressed to impress.  Oh …

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Little Wife wasn’t always little.  She remembered a day when she stood tall, slim and proud in her lacy Victorian wedding dress.  She remembered being pretty and funny, clever and smart.  She was confident in herself and sure of her …

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Little Wife crawled into the super-sized, California King-sized bed.  Because the bed was pushed up snugly next to the wall, and the ceiling came down at an extremely sharp angle, she had to crawl into the bed from the bottom.  …

Little Wife in the Night by Natalie Frame Read more »

My son and I enjoy an ongoing debate. He prefers a movie with a dark side that concludes in an unexpected way, avoiding an unrealistic wrap-up with a happy ending. His rationale? That’s life! Those movies are a better reflection …

Don’t Hold Out for the Disney Ending By Karolyn Dekker Read more »

Isabel’s voice revealed pain and fatigue from the ongoing struggle with her husband. As a new convert, she wanted to learn how to respond to the emotional and verbal attacks of her unbelieving spouse, Carlos. I listened with empathy. “It’s …

Abuse…on the Mission Field? by Karolyn Dekker Read more »

I recently underwent total knee replacement surgery during the CPVID-19 pandemic. The “nonessential surgery” became essential as the knee joint deteriorated. Preparation plans changed, sometimes from day to day as COVID rules changed. Miscommunication became the norm. This invisible virus …

Celebrate Baby Steps Read more »