Helping you create a healthier family life from the inside out

You Aren’t Your Genes

“You look just like your mother!” I don’t see it. I really don’t. My mother’s blond and fair. I’m brunette and olive-skinned. She’s 5’4”. I’m 5’9”. Her eyes are hazel, mine are brown. But there’s...

What’s Your Default?

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 100 times: I’m a control freak by nature and--thank you, Mom--by nurture as well. It’s what I’ve defaulted to time and time again when chaos threatens the order of...

Who’s Got the Time to Read?

I'm supposed to be setting a great example to my kids by READING in front of them on a regular basis only I rarely sit down when they're around ("Mom! Can I PLEEEASE have some pretzels!") much less...

Lessons from a Lock-jaw

I’m sure I’ll be needing dentures long before the average woman my age.More often than not lately, I find myself unconsciously clenching my teeth.  A few times I’ve actually awoken in the morning...
Teachable moments in the frozen food aisle

Foul Language in the Frozen Foods (or How to Make Teachable Moments)

You gotta take your teachable moments wherever they come from. I wanted to surprise my daughter. She loves Moose Tracks ice cream. So I was standing in the frozen food aisle hunting for the cheapest...

The “Mundane” Things in Marriage Make or Break It

I could spit on every romance novel I read as a teenager. They deluded me into thinking that marriage was one, long romantic adventure. What a crock. I’m not down on marriage. I endured four...

One Hand in the Darkness

Sorry you haven't heard from me in a bit.  The kids are off for the summer.  Enough said.To tide those over who have been wondering what I'm doing with all my "free" time, here's a short sort-of...

I Swear

Remember Hoss, Adam, and Little Joe, the three brothers from Bonanza that looked as much like siblings as the Three Stooges? How about Laura Ingles with her bouncy braids flying down a hill in the...

The Greatest Lover of All-Time

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, I googled "World’s Greatest Lover" expecting to find shirtless movie moguls, pouty-lipped teen idols, or at least some sordid tale of Casanova. The entire first...

The Road Even My Grandparents Never Traveled

I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.Robert Frost “When I was a...

Books by Kim Pullen

The Intimacy Manifesto (Non-Fiction)

Intimacy ≠ Sex. But even the most spiritually-minded equate them. Or we think intimacy is reserved for marriage. We couldn’t be more wrong!

Intimacy is so essential to all our meaningful relationships, we can’t have a healthy relationship without it.

It’s time to redefine intimacy and commit yourself to deep, meaningful relationships with God and a circle of safe others.

The Chasm Crosser (Fiction)

The greatest story ever told through fresh eyes—a mysterious bridge builder appears promising to span the great chasm, but his bold claims put him in opposition to the authorities.

A reluctant farmer and his wife must decide: is the man a self-deceived lunatic, a master con artist, or is the only one who can reunite the people of the valley to their king?

Water for the Wound (Poetry)

We all have a wound. In our humanity, we try to hide it, deny it, or disguise it. But when we are alone and the noise of the world has stilled, the relentless pain demands attention. It cries out for relief.

This is collection of poems calls you to lift your hands to the rain, lift your voice to the Son, and lift your heart to the one who provides Water for the Wound.

God Saves Marriages

Kim Pullen’s shares she and her husband’s victorious story over co-dependency and sexual sin.

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