Jenny Schroedel lives in Holualoa, Hawaii, with her husband and two daughters. Her fifth book, Naming the Child: Hope-filled Reflections on Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death was released by Paraclete Press.
Though often cheesy, some church signs include profound truths. This one included profound truth.
It's only when we choose to bring our secrets out into the light that healing can begin.
There's a place so lonely, so frightening, it's closer to hope than you can imagine.
Society makes it sound like having a child is the end of the good life. Actually, it’s the beginning of a better life.
For most people, singleness is a temporary season. I wish I had more actively embraced its gifts before it ended.
In the midst of the horror of Nazi persecution, Etty Hillesum found beauty and hope and reason to be grateful. And showed that despite its tragedy and loneliness, life is beautiful.
It's not so much where you live, but how, that matters.
When somebody shames you, it's probably a good time to take a step back.
The more I explore the topic of humor, the more slippery the subject becomes.
Sometimes you're just facing normal obstacles on the path to success. And sometimes the dream needs to die entirely.
It's one of the great mysteries of the Christian life: sleep.
There's a reason what you want most seems so hard to achieve. Now some practical advice for getting there.
Hmm, I wonder, what exactly is happening to my brain?
A book about chastity is pointing the way in our sex-saturated culture.
The best is yet to come.
Being alone. For some, it's painful. For some, glorious. And for some, it's both.
We don't have to spend our time skipping along the surface of life, missing out on the richness of engaging deeply with those around us.
Insights into how to cultivate and appreciate friendships.
Sin has dulled your senses. Your skin feels thick, like the hide of a dragon. How can you possibly scrape all that off and become truly human again?
Despite the real risks that life in community might pose, healthy communities will ultimately give more than they take away.
The death of a loved one is devastating, even if that loved one has never been born.
We can see our longings as a bittersweet gift if we can look up from the tangled web of our own desires and see that they point past us, past the other person, to something more infinite.
The road to mental wholeness may be arduous, but there is hope. Thankfully.
A loved one dies. What can we do with our regrets? What can we do with the questions that seem to have no answers?
After a death occurs, there are no perfect words. Perhaps the most loving response is a willingness to linger with our bereaved friend beside their loss.
Finding a place to live is about more than lot size, square footage and resale. It's about finding your way home.
Readers agree — celibacy sounds good in theory. Now for a little practical advice.
Why anyone who's serious about friendship will do what it takes to put down jealousy.
For most people, singleness is a temporary season. This author wishes she had more actively embraced its gifts before it ended.
Too busy? Keeping perspective can give you all the time in the world.
How do you deal with a tragedy? Here’s some advice from people who’ve been there.
Sometimes you can't see suicide coming. Sometimes you can -- and sometimes you can stop it.
How Jenny learned to quit hating the mirror.
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