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Why We Stopped Going House to House for the Holidays

We hit a breaking point. We were so tired of rushing from house to house; we had truly begun to dread holidays. It was time to make a change for our family.

WATCH: Hobby Lobby Lights Up Mom Hearts With Viral Christmas Ad

Has Hobby Lobby entered the world of emotionally persuasive holiday short-form cinema? It would certainly seem so! And their Christmas ad effort is 100% geared toward what is undoubtedly their most loyal customer: busy (exhausted, out-of-time) moms.

“This Christmas I Want Food”: What These Foster Kids Want For Christmas Is Heartbreaking

None of them asked for this year’s hottest toy, or another video game to add to their collection. No, the children who filled out these tags listed their “innermost dreams”—things that should be part of everyone’s childhood.

Michelle Lindsey

Michelle Lindsey is a Jesus-loving wife of more than two decades and a homeschooling mom of four who blogs about what happens when romance meets reality (with her adult daughter!) at Nitty Gritty Love. You can find more Nitty Gritty Love on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

A Prayer for My Stressed-Out, Hardworking Husband

"Everything is demanding his time and attention and he feels torn in so many directions. With all of the extra distractions and frustrations in life, it is easy for him to forget how much you love him. I know you have good things for him."

Dear Husbands, Don’t Be a Bonehead

She can tell that even though you are present, you aren’t really with her. God gave women the incredible gift of emotional intelligence, and they have this gut instinct that is sometimes freakishly accurate. 

To the Wife With Sky-High Expectations

William Shakespeare told us, “Expectation is the root of all heartache.” He wasn’t kidding.

Why Your Marriage Needs a Church Family

If you are really struggling, I think you should make sure you are in a community of believers. Going to church on Sunday is a good start.

Exhausted, Burnt-Out Wife Tells Husband “We Are Drifting Apart”: His Response Proves Chaos Can Be Beautiful

Sometimes I would just sit on our bed, knees up to my chest, and stare out the window, wondering what in the world just happened to us. We had five teens and two nine-year-olds in the house. And I homeschool. If we had marriage issues, it didn’t really matter because we were simply in survival mode and I had no room to even freak out.

To the Unhappy Wife Who’s Ready to Run

"This post is for the wife who is ready to bolt. The one who’s fed up and sick of feeling alone. I agree, it’s unfair that you are disregarded. I feel so strongly about it because I was once there."

Dear Husband, Don’t Complain That Your Marriage Sucks if You’re Not Doing This for Your Wife

"While you are not her Savior, she has one knight in shining armor with skin on in this world. You."

What My Husband Doesn’t Know About My Anxiety: “I’m Planning My Own Funeral in My Mind”

"Anxiety writes a bad ending to every story. Nobody lives happily ever after, and everyone ends up surrounded by death and destruction."