Kim Harms

Life Reconstructed

GOOD WORDS – John Eldredge

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I recently saw a captioned photo on facebook of parents kissing in the kitchen. You’ll have to pardon my paraphrase because I don’t remember exactly what it said, but it was something like “Hey parents, go ahead and gross your kids out.”  It made me smile.

Just the other night Corey kissed me in the kitchen and Lewis made a point to let us know he was not watching. But then he kept on wanting us do to it again, and he’d close his eyes or turn the other way and giggle.

Our kids may act grossed out by parental PDA, but I am confident that deep down it gives them a great sense of security they will not find anywhere else. So I say steal quick kisses in the kitchen. Grab a bear hug whenever you can. And cuddle on the couch during family movie night. Rest assured you are loving your kids by loving your spouse.

Here’s what John Eldredge has to say on the topic. Enjoy this week’s GOOD WORDS.


You’ve heard that children care more that their parents love each other than that they love them, and this is the reason why. It’s the assurance that there is something grand and good going on that doesn’t rest on your shoulders, something that doesn’t culminate in you, but rather invites you up into it. – John Eldredge Sacred Romance


Author: Kim Harms

I am a contributor at CT Women (previously known as Today's Christian Woman where I was a regular contributor as well). I blog monthly at and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guideposts, Thriving Family and Creation Illustrated. Cancer made an unwelcome visit in my breast in January 2016, and I am now working on a book about breast reconstruction after having gone through the insane process myself. My incredible husband of 18 years, Corey, is my biggest writing cheerleader and together we are having a ball raising our three growing boys; Carter 15, Owen 14 and Lewis 10.

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