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Dear Dottie

Should I Hold Off on Having Children?

By on May 5, 2015 in Dear Dottie with 4 Comments

Dear Dottie, My husband and I decided that, until he is finished with his education, I would work full time to support us. I have a great job that pays the bills and I’m happy to work during this season. While we both want to start a family, my job prevents us from having children […]

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Dear Dottie: My Husband Won't Let Me Go to Church

By on January 6, 2015 in Dear Dottie, Marriage with 32 Comments

Dear Dottie, I came to Christ a little over a year ago. Since then, I found a strong church family, was baptized, and started attending the worship service along with a women’s Bible study. My husband, who is not a believer, has been uninterested in hearing much about my spiritual life but still understanding of my attending […]

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Dear Dottie: Any Ideas on How to Reach my Neighborhood?

By on February 27, 2014 in Dear Dottie with 0 Comments

You will be amazed at what the Lord will bring into your heart and vision—oftentimes something that no one else would even envision!

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Dear Dottie: How Do I Start New Habits in My Relationship with God?

Dear Dottie, Every January, I set out to read through the Bible in a year or keep up a prayer journal but by mid-February I feel I’ve fallen too far behind to ever catch up. I truly want to grow in the spiritual disciplines in my life but always seem to fizzle out and get […]

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Dear Dottie, What Did You Mean By "Family Obsessed"??

By on November 5, 2013 in Dear Dottie with 0 Comments

Dear Dottie, I recently heard you give a message on the Proverbs 31 Woman where you talked about being “family obsessed.” At first, I thought the term sounded odd. But as you went on, it sounds like you were encouraging women to know their family in a deep and meaningful way and to make home […]

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The Celebration of My Mother’s Death and Life

By on September 27, 2013 in Dear Dottie with 0 Comments

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning . . . .” (Eccl. 7:8) Death produces heart-felt sorrow and a vacuum every time it strikes. As the daughter of a funeral director and the wife of  a minister, I have been around death all of my life. In almost seven decades, I have […]

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More Extraordinary Joy!

By on September 20, 2013 in Dear Dottie with 1 Comment

In my conversation with Mom Kelley on the night before she left this earthly life, she promised that during her early morning prayer time she would pray for my daughter Carmen and the Bible study she leads in her church. Knowing my mother, I took for granted that this was not an empty promise. Typically […]

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From Ordinary Events to Extraordinary Joy

By on September 19, 2013 in Dear Dottie with 0 Comments

In Memorium Doris Weisiger Kelley 1922-2013   Last night was an ordinary night when my mother called just before 10 p.m. However, she talked longer than usual, and she asked more questions about my day and whether or not Paige was there and what he would be doing on the weekend. Then she went on to questions […]

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Dear Dottie, We Can't Afford a Vacation

Dear Dottie, Like so many other families, this economy has us sticking to a pretty tight budget. As much as we love going to see extended family, this year, we opted not to travel this summer, and are staying home. Still, my husband and I want to take time away from work and routine to […]

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Dear Dottie: My Family's Schedule Is Running Me!

Dear Dottie, When I became a stay-at-home mom 6 months ago, I thought I’d have more time with our three kids. But between the tasks I now do at home (more meal prep, less eating out) and several ongoing activities (violin lessons, soccer games, church, etc), I feel like our family’s only quality time together […]

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