A word from Tori

Whether you realize it or not, ready or not, marriages are in a battle and how we view this reality will determine how we fight for our relationships.

Here’s a snapshot of my evening to give you a picture of life in my house as a wife and mother …

7:00 p.m. and I just walked away from working on a science project with my 13-year-old while my seven-year-old bounced off the walls in between telling jokes (rather loudly) to my parents who came over with my grandfather for dinner who all live next door. My 11-year-old who just returned from a homeschool science excursion walked in “starving” which means the kitchen counter I just cleaned up is now filled with opened, now empty, and dirty plastic containers. This scene will repeat when my 15-year-old basketball player comes home from a game I couldn’t make (mom guilt kicking in) because keeping up with the younger kids is a never-ending juggling act.

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