parenting

Culture

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay: For all the drama with our parents, there is a love that never dies

WARNING: SPOILERS UP TO EPISODE 4! I have to say, Kim Soo Hyun’s ongoing comeback drama, It’s Okay to Not To Be Okay (or in original Korean, “Psycho but That’s Okay”) has not...

Marriage

The day I broke a promise to my husband

“Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.” (Ephesians 4:26b) This verse was close to our hearts as my husband and I went through pre-marital counselling. We promised each other...

Family

Do we see children as a blessing or a burden?

Some 10 years ago, I wondered if future generations of children would grow up hating life because of how unbearable it would be. While growing up, on several occasions – often deep in the night and...

Relationships

Rejection drove me in the right direction

As the youngest child, I’m often teased and called the little princess of the family. But the truth is that when I was growing up, it was often difficult for me to get my mother’s attention. I...

Relationships

A tribute to Mum, who gave up everything for us

It dawned upon me the other day that I know very little about my mum’s life before she had me. All I know is that when she had me, she was 29. She was in the midst of settling down in a new...

Illness

What happens when the healing doesn’t come?

When I look at my two-year-old toddler playing with her drawing set, I marvel at her perfection. The little angel only has one main imperfection – she was born with spina bifida, and since her...

Relationships

So I just became a father

I officially became a father in early January. Although I had already been “unofficially” initiated 9 months ago, being able to feast my eyes on my daughter when she arrived triggered something...

Real Life, Real People

A new heart for baby

“There’s something wrong with your baby’s heart.” In 2014, 22 weeks into my pregnancy, a routine ultrasound revealed severe anomalies in the baby’s heart. A rare congenital heart defect...

Discipleship

I don’t have everything, but I have more than enough

Years ago when starting out, I was a hungry, ambitious fresh graduate seeking to make a name for herself. I also had a scant portfolio and no experience. So it wasn’t at all surprising that while...