The Stuff of Life

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 the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

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