When Someone You Love is in the Hospital
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When Someone You Love is in the Hospital

Shattered Magazine - March 18, 2016

You’re standing in front of a hospital vending machine with a handful of quarters and no appetite. This wasn’t how you were planning to spend your week,…

6 Tips for Surviving Your Family This Thanksgiving
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6 Tips for Surviving Your Family This Thanksgiving

Emily Gehman - November 24, 2014

"I don’t like stuffing.” “I’m not a huge fan of the cranberry stuff.” “Is this green bean casserole gluten free?” "Why did you fix this? Again!" Sound familiar?…

243 || Seeing His Hands & Feet
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243 || Seeing His Hands & Feet

Dan Andree - November 15, 2014

December 7, 2013: There I was, all snug in my bed, with visions of sleep dancing in my tired head. When all at once an alert I…

235 || Time Well-Spent, Love Well-Shared, & Jesus Well-Celebrated
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235 || Time Well-Spent, Love Well-Shared, & Jesus Well-Celebrated

Katie Bivens - November 13, 2014

I am not the most domestic person on the planet. In fact, I’m generally not the most domestic person in the room—any room. This tends to cause…

205 || Outback America: Taking Families On An Everlasting Adventure
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205 || Outback America: Taking Families On An Everlasting Adventure

May Patterson - September 2, 2014

The first time I took my teenage son, Will, to an Outback America weekend on a rural farm near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, I was not so sure I wanted…

203 || Learning About Community From My Parents’ Basement
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203 || Learning About Community From My Parents’ Basement

Emily Gehman - August 27, 2014

Meanwhile, in my parents’ basement…” I’ve been teased with this phrase frequently over the last two years since my college graduation, and I’m okay with that. Yes,…

188 || Thankful For This Path
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188 || Thankful For This Path

Kim Metz - August 12, 2014

By year nine of our marriage, my husband Brian and I had settled down in Huntsville, Alabama, and were more than ready to start our family. Pregnancy…

170 || Seven Secrets The Preacher’s Kid Wants You To Hear
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170 || Seven Secrets The Preacher’s Kid Wants You To Hear

Christina Stolaas - July 7, 2014

Last year, Shattered published "Nine Secrets Your Pastor's Wife Wishes You Knew," an article that generated passion and empathy among readers. Many of the hundreds of responses came from…

161 || Mystery Moods And Eating Machines: Mornings Are Hard Work
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161 || Mystery Moods And Eating Machines: Mornings Are Hard Work

Jason Savage - May 22, 2014

I have found the phrase "sleeping in" to be a relative one. When I was a little boy and full of energy, sleeping in meant missing the first round…

Four Ways To Not Hate The Christmas Season
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Four Ways To Not Hate The Christmas Season

Suzanne Matthews - December 9, 2013

I will openly admit it: I am not a fan of Christmas. It stresses me out to the point of not enjoying it at all. I cannot…