Helping you create a healthier family life from the inside out

The Reflection of a Hypocrite

I am such a hypocrite. Our whole congregation is collectively reading through the Bible in a year. I was a little reluctant at first (quietly rebellious, of course, as I didn’t want to be viewed as...

An Old Fish Swimming Upstream

I got to watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button the other night and I tell you, it turns our whole American obsession with youth on its head. It’s about a man who ages in reverse. He’s born old...

Next Stop: North Carolina

After 25 years in Orlando, the Pullens are just months away starting our mountain adventure and moving to western North Carolina.

Settling for the Cheap Stuff

Greetings: In case you were wondering, I did not fall off the writing wagon. I'm still getting my sea legs in my new teaching job and so time--even writing time--is a luxury. But I did have a day...

What (I Think) I Missed

I did something today that I haven’t done in almost 10 years. I wept for my son. My lost son.Not my firstborn, Aiden, who was stillborn. But for my second. Tristan, my second child who survived my...
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Pushing Past Hurts to Build Deep Relationships

You've probably heard this quote by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” Many of us dream of having great relationships with a spouse, children,...

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...

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...

No Child Left On Their Behinds

Teachers--and I'm one of those now--have their own kind of humor. After returning to that noble profession after a 13-year hiatus and surviving my first two weeks in a Title 1 school, I wanted to...

I’m Such a Jew

There are some who vehemently argue that we humans are not related to chimpanzees. Or fish. Or amoeba. I would argue that there is one quality our mammalian cousins possess that we could only dream...

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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