We Turned Off Our Pursuit of NCIS and Turned On Our Pursuit of God

In my last blog about the empty nest, one line stuck with me and won’t let me rest: “It takes lots of prayer and lots of conversation with that spouse to navigate it with grace.”

That little line deserves considerable exploration. I circle back to it now, for I have learned that when I am pestered by unfinished thoughts in my writing, the “Pester” is God. Peace will reign when I obey His pestering and explore the thought. So here’s to peace:

The empty nest surely can lead to a full marriage. But what is this marriage full of? Society will convince us that a full marriage is one full of a strong portfolio, carefree travel, lots of wine, and outdoors “twin tub time” (aka Cialis commercials). Christ encouraged “life to the full” (John 10:10), and therefore, marriage to the full… not only full of all…

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Beth Davis

Beth has ministered to teens and those who love them for many years. After earning both her BS and MS degrees from Indiana University, she worked as a high school English teacher and later as the first youth minister in her home parish, St. Mary in Hudson, Ohio. There, she helped launch Life Teen, now in its 23rd year at St. Mary. Eventually, she traveled all over the country training youth ministers in the Life Teen model for youth ministry and still serves on their national Board of Directors. She is currently the Director of Campus Ministry at Notre Dame – Cathedral Latin School in Chardon, Ohio. She and her husband Deacon Kent have four grown daughters, two sons-in-law, and, as of April, one grandchild.