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A few years ago I was absolutely obsessed with politics. I read the news voraciously, I devoured blogs, and I complained nonstop about the country’s direction and the political system.

There was just one problem. I wasn’t actually changing anything. I could see what needed changing, but I was putting all sorts of emotional energy into worrying about something that I couldn’t actually do much about.


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I’ve got over 2,500 posts on this site, and sometimes they aren’t relevant anymore or, like this one, I decide to update it for current events and rerun it. You can find the new version here:

You Can’t Change the World. You Can Change Your Family.

I’m Sheila, and I write all about how when we invest in our marriages and our kids, we end up with happier lives, more effective lives, and more purposeful lives. And in the long-run, our relationships are much more fulfilling!

I tend to write mostly about marriage, with some “bigger picture” purpose articles thrown in.

See everything I write about here. 

A lot of what I write, though, is answering reader questions about hard topics. I’ve got a round-up of the most important questions right here:

Read Sheila’s Marriage FAQ

And you can also watch me answering some of those questions!

Check out Sheila’s YouTube channel

The new version of this post actually grew out of a conversation I was having on Instagram. That’s where most of my thoughts start!

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I like to help women see beyond our culture’s superficiality and the pat answers to problems our churches often give, and help build strong, fulfilling, and passionate God-honouring relationships. That’s what I do. And if you follow the rabbit trails (just click on some links in the sidebar, or the links above!),  you’ll find a lot of material to keep you busy.

And hopefully a bunch that will help you.

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