Monthly Archives: February 2016

Big Ups to Middle School Teachers
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Big Ups to Middle School Teachers

I’m a middle school substitute teacher. It is one of my identities I wear with pride. I’ve lovingly been “Mrs. Seefeldt” for 25 years now. Yes—25 years as a substitute teacher. I just love handing out thick worksheet packets to students, the most-often lesson of choice left by teachers. Somehow I have become quite the […]

Brave Dating is Not Crazy Talk
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Brave Dating is Not Crazy Talk

I am a true believer in my Brave Dating Practices. These all come from 35 years of youth ministry (which does not end at high school graduation) and my own adventures in dating that worked very well to find me my very good husband. I love my role as a Brave Dating Coach. Yet sometimes […]

About Your Shame
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About Your Shame

That darn Genesis 3 Garden of Eden story. It is the beginning of shame and every diversionary trick shame pulls on us to keep us in hiding. Adam and Eve sinned. Once they realized they now had the knowledge of good and evil, they realized they had sinned and went into hiding. And we’ve been […]

How Do You Want to Be Remembered?
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How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

This is a good question. How do you want to be remembered? And I’m not talking about your funeral. This is Brave Dating Coach. Since you hopefully will be going on many coffee dates, how do you want to be remembered after one of those coffee dates? How do you want that other person to […]

Happy Valentine’s Day to Me
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Happy Valentine’s Day to Me

There aren’t any flowers or chocolates in my home today. There wasn’t a fancy dinner yesterday. There wasn’t even a homemade Valentine for me. And I felt loved. My love language is “acts of service.” So John spoke his love for me with a day full of acts of service. What a grand day. My […]

Bad Reasons to Date
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Bad Reasons to Date

I love dating. I love dating my husband. I loved dating before I got married. Dating is getting to know healthy but flawed people who share your values and esteem for marriage. This is what I believe about dating. But there are bad reasons to date. Do any of these apply to you: You’re lonely. […]

We Got a Dog
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We Got a Dog

We are dog people. Mostly because my one of my best friends is (she’s a great influence on my life) and probably even more so because John is allergic to cats. In August 2014 our beloved Lucie died of old age. She was a rescued maltese we got just after my rescued lhasa apso died. […]

Will you be my friend?
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Will you be my friend?

So pulling this one from my blog again.  My hubs is out of town and “quiet” writing time has been none exsistant lately with three kids needing my full attention.  I wanted to write about the vulnerability in friendship, something that I have faced a lot in my lifetime.  I remembered I wrote about it […]

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