Articles by Ashleigh Slater

Ashleigh Slater is the author of Team Us: Marriage Together and the editor of Ungrind. As a regular contributor at several blogs and websites, she loves to unite the power of a good story with biblical truth and practical application to encourage others. She has 20 years of writing experience and a master’s degree in communication. Ashleigh lives in Atlanta with her husband Ted and four daughters. You can follow her on Instagram here.


The Slow Wean

When my daughter Savannah turned two in 2010, we entered the dreaded season of pacifier weaning. It was hard. Very hard. She was not happy to lose her precious “Night Night,” as she called it. The thing is, I understood all too well. You see, it had only been two months since I’d experienced a…


Christmas Favorites: Steven Curtis Chapman’s “Joy”

Steven Curtis Chapman is one of the few artists I’ve listened to for over 20 years. Yeah, I’m dating myself. Give me a minute to digest how old I feel right now. Okay, we can move on. I still remember buying his 1990 album, For the Sake of the Call, on cassette tape. Although, not…


The Curse of the Tall Man

My daughter Ava’s birthday fell on Black Friday this year. While other Atlanta locals combed Wal-Mart, Atlantic Station, and IKEA for the best deals on HDTVs, Banana Republic blouses, and LACK side tables, our family attended the Center for Puppetry Arts’ morning performance of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I think everyone else who wasn’t shopping…


Black Friday and the Allure of Legos

This year, for the first time in my married life, I seriously considered leaving the comfort of my quiet, warm Craftsman-style house and pink Aeropostale sweat pants to brave the wilds of “Black Friday.” For me, that’s a big deal. You see, I don’t like crowds. I avoid malls and Wal-Mart on normal weekends like…


Mended: Week 7

Hi Ladies. It’s Ashleigh again. We are on Week 7 in our discussions of Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole. Last week, I mentioned how quiet our discussions have been. I’ve decided, due to lack of participation, to end this particular book selection early. As we embark into the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year…


Mended: Week 6

Hi Ladies. It’s Ashleigh again. As I sat down to write this post, I felt like Sid the Science Kid, tapping on my microphone and asking, “Hey, is this thing on?” (And yes, for the record, I do watch far too much children’s television.) It’s been a bit — okay, more like very — quiet…

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