The Author

Jennifer Phillips is the author of Bringing Lucy Home and 30 Days of Hope for Adoptive Parents, and is co-author of the upcoming book Unhitching From the Crazy Train: Finding Rest in a World You Can’t Control, written with Julie Sparkman. She and her family currently live in Brisbane, Australia, where they work with University Impact, a franchise of Campus Outreach, and serve at Christ Community Church. You can follow Jennifer at

When Kids Won’t Bow to Your Idols

I no longer want well-behaved kids. That’s not the end goal for me.

Still Worth It?

It’s a peculiar thing to love a child who