Are you hitched with a mission? Did you know that God has brought you together for a purpose? Here you can learn how to do that without stepping each other's on toes.

Are you hitched with a mission? Did you know that God has brought you together for a purpose? Here you can learn how to do that without stepping on toes.

How Missionaries Handle the Distance

How Missionaries Handle the Distance

Missing Home Life abroad can be stressful. It isn't just dealing with things in a foreign culture or a foreign language that is challenging. It's hard when you 'miss' things that you feel you should be 'home' for. Missing Celebrations I have grown accustomed to...

Naked Marriage

Naked Marriage

I recently read an article that quoted Anouk Turksma as saying, "Being abroad shows people their 'naked' marriage without the web of family, long-time friends and a known place in society around it". All the other expats out there would probably agree. Naked:...

What to do when your marriage is feeling the heat.

What to do when your marriage is feeling the heat.

Anyone living in a hot climate knows the welcome relief air conditioning can bring. They may also know just how oppressive it can be when there isn't any air conditioning. Unfortunately, our car decided that removing the heat from inside the vehicle was a little too...

Comparisons between Missionary Life and Cast Away

Comparisons between Missionary Life and Cast Away

Here we go Wilson! You don't have to worry about anything; I'll do all the paddling. You just hang on! Last night our kids wanted to watch the Tom Hanks movie Castaway. It must be six years since we saw it as part of our missionary training and preparation...

The Hare and the Tortoise

The Hare and the Tortoise

The Expat Tortoise Anyone who knows me well knows that I was not graced with athletic ability. I dreaded P.E. (Physical Education) because I knew that when I would run I would never see more than the backs of others. If there had been a prize for coming last in a...

Trailing Spouse

Trailing Spouse

Today I stumbled across the term 'trailing spouse'. Although we have lived as expats for many years, we are in a unique situation. We both moved abroad to follow God's call and work with marriage and families. However, many expats move abroad because either the...

How To Face Your Problems

How To Face Your Problems

  Yesterday I had knee surgery. To be honest, I should have had the surgery years ago, but I kept putting off going to see a doctor. I convinced myself that the knee would heal in time and that I just had to be patient. Well, sometimes time is a healer other times it...

Putting Retainers on Our Lives

Putting Retainers on Our Lives

Hungary holds many joys, but I can't count early appointments as one of those. One morning I had to take Erin to the dentist at 6 a.m. We were pleased to be one of the first to arrive, but it didn't take the room long to fill up with more sleepy people. When...

Security Blanket

Security Blanket

We Need Security When our car had to go back to the garage again, we were a little discouraged! We had to get new brake pads fitted. I know that we feel a lot more secure knowing that the brakes work well. Security is something we all want and need. As a typical expat...

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