3 Tips For Being Married To An Emotionally Taxed Spouse
Blog Post // January 29, 2018
It’s no secret that I am a proud firefighter wife. My one-year old has been decked out in fire gear since the day he was born. He makes fire engine sounds and plays with his fire trucks constantly. We are thankful that my husband is so passionate about what he does for a living. He risks his life to help others, and for that, I am so thankful that my son has him as an example. He’s rarely home during any kind of tropical or snow storm because he is working – either because he is already scheduled to work or decided to pick up an extra shift so he can help with the chaos. I do not say this to brag on him – this is what our local police, military, firefighters, nurses, and other rescue personnel do to ensure we are safe. We (at least I) often take this for granted.
My Epic Adventure: Motherhood
Blog Post // February 7, 2018
I used to dream of being a famous songwriter and a New York Times Bestselling Author. Since my little Liam came into the world, my heart and dreams have changed in so many ways. I no longer dream of fame and fortune, I long to see my son reach his God-given potential. Follow his dreams. To learn to care about other people. To hear “I love you” from his parents every day. For him to know what a gift from God he was and is. Charlotte Pearson said, “Motherhood: The most exhausting, emotional, rewarding and life-enhancing journey a woman can take.”
While I do have a number of personal and career goals for my own future, I am excited to continue on the epic adventure of motherhood. My son’s smile and laughter bring joy to our every day. Even when the days are valleys instead of mountains. I came across a Motherhood Bible Study recently that asked the question, “Does mothering matter?”
Sometimes when we are constantly changing diapers, washing adorable baby clothes, picking up mountains of toys, washing sippy cups with animal crackers stuffed in the straw, and doing other tasks that seem mundane to the world – we need to be reminded that mothering DOES matter.
Lizzy Christian received her Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Crisis Response and Trauma from Liberty University's Graduate School. Lizzy started her career as a High school Athletic Director and transferred over as a School Counselor to follow her passion for helping the hurting. Lizzy is a contributing writer to Relevant Magazine and Start Marriage Right. Lizzy has been married to the love of her life, Russ, for 7 years and has a 1 year old son.