Articles by Lynette Kittle

Lynette Kittle is married with four daughters and serves as associate editor of Ungrind. Her writing has been published in numerous publications including Focus on the Family Magazine, Decision, Today’s Christian Woman, KirkCameron.com, Start Marriage Right, Growthrac, and more! She has a M.A. in Communication from Regent University with experience in broadcast media and also serves as associate producer for Soul Check TV.


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Timeless Marriage Advice from “I Love Lucy”

I’ll never forget the time Lucy — the zanier half of America’s favorite 1950’s sitcom couple — decides to cut the grass using an unfamiliar riding lawn mower, after her husband Ricky puts it off to go to a ball game. With the judges for Lucy’s big tulip garden competition due to show up the…

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What’s a Wife to Do?

Week after week, Cathy came to church — every service, Bible study, and activity. Beside herself in a roller-coaster of up-and-down emotions, she shared her heartache of being married to an unbeliever. Many tears were shed for her situation, both by her and church friends. And Cathy was not alone in her struggle. Our church…

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Bless the Beasts and the Children

When I was five years old, our beloved black and white Cocker Spaniel dog, Candy, became terminally ill. One day, my dad took her with him on a car ride. She never returned. My dad made the decision, urged by a veterinarian, that Candy was too sick to recover. He determined the only compassionate and…

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A Confident Choice

Several years ago, there was an ongoing debate within one of the largest denominations on the issue of wives submitting to their husbands. Tuning into the conversation, it was clear to me from scriptures such as 1 Peter 3:1 and Ephesians 5:22 what the Bible had to say on this topic. Coincidentally — or not…

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William and Kate: Glimpses of a Marriage to Come

News wires reported that more than 2 billion people around the world were watching when Prince William and commoner Kate Middleton exchanged vows. A royal wedding between a king-to-be and the girl down-the-street. A fairy tale story come to life. Included in those 2 billion were three of my daughters and myself. Up before dawn…

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Glance Back

As I’ve looked back over the years, I’ve gained wisdom, knowledge, and insight in various situations. Going through one hurricane in Florida helped our family and me to learn practical ways that prepared us better for later, when we faced more tropical storms in the following years. But in the same situation, looking back can…

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Church Hurts

My friend Claudia asked for prayer for her dad. He left the church where her family had been members for over a decade. Now, she says, he seems to have a lack of focus, direction, and passion for the things of God. Like many, people her dad trusted let him down and disappointed him. But…

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No Such Luck

Yesterday I picked up our car at the body shop. It had been hit by an uninsured drunk driver fleeing an accident. While there, I told the receptionist that our cars had been hit three times in the last couple of months. Her not-so-comforting response was, “Doesn’t sound like very good luck.” As the words…

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The Locator and His Apprentice

One cold, wintry Saturday afternoon, WE-TV ran a marathon of The Locator with Troy Dunn. I love marathons, especially when I can turn the fireplace on, wrap myself in a blanket, drink a hot cup of cappuccino, and indulge in a multiple dose of a new show to discover what the program is all about….

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Beautiful Fear

Fear—it’s an emotion scripture tells me to avoid. I’m instructed “fear not” over and over again when faced with what people will think, storms, challenges, life, death, new situations, and more. But when it comes to my attitude towards God, I’m given a different instruction—a commandment to “fear God.” So what does this mean? It…

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Free-for-All

As a child I remember thinking it would be great to be an adult; to have the freedom to make my own decisions without everyone telling me what to do and not to do. It seemed I had little to say in my choices and that parents, teachers, and almost everyone else was just trying…

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Cherishing Every Moment of Life

When a specialist told labor and delivery nurse Laura Huene that her child’s brain was not developed, he asked her when she wanted to schedule her induction (abortion). He didn’t offer her options or understand when she said, “This baby is a gift and we are going to carry her.” After the difficult news at…

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Sacrificial Love in the Making

At six months pregnant, Ned sent Abby ahead to her parents’ house for a visit while he packed up the truck for their cross-country move. As newlyweds, he didn’t realize they had accumulated more stuff than would fit in the 16-foot moving van and found himself having to give away household and personal items. A…

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Everyday Evangelism

Often I’ve heard people say their faith is personal, which I’ve learned means they aren’t going to tell anyone else about it. I’m thinking they have had some experiences similar to mine. As a freshman in Bible College I was required to take a personal evangelism class. One assignment instructed each of us in the…

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A Heart to Heart Talk with My Mouth

Most of my life, I’ve demonstrated pretty good self-control when it comes to eating, exercising, writing, meeting goals, and a list various things. However, one of my biggest challenges continues to be controlling what comes out of my mouth. I still remember embarrassing my parents at age ten during a tour of the White House….

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The Power of Gentleness

With my first two pregnancies, I experienced morning sickness for the first few months. About the fourth month, I would start to feel better. However, the nausea seemed to hang on with my third pregnancy. It was different. I was ill 24/7 and with an eight year old and six year old at home, I…

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Faithful Wives

Natalie,1 didn’t have a choice in the break-up of her marriage. While she wanted to forgive her husband’s extramarital affairs, stay married, and try to work it out because she loved him, he abandoned her to start a new life. Left with a young son, she had no choice but to go on with her…

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Christie Brinkley’s Heartache

It’s in the media and tabloid headlines: supermodel Christie Brinkley’s heated divorce from fourth husband Peter Cook, a handsome, successful businessman who she believed to be a "good" husband. However, talk of marital misconduct and addiction to pornography have surfaced, causing her to now believe otherwise. My first reactions to the recent news reports have…

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Lessons in Kindness

I wouldn’t have thought it at times, nor could anyone probably have convinced me in various situations, but some of the best lessons I’ve learned about kindness have come through experiences with unkind people. Critical In-laws I think every bride hopes she will have a great relationship with her new in-laws, but like me, it…

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Overcoming Pet Peeves

When we brought home a small Siamese kitten we named Panda, little did I know that God would show me truth about myself and Him through her. No one has been more surprised than me. Crying at Closed Doors As most cats, Panda doesn’t like closed doors. In fact, she takes it rather personal. Whenever…

Surviving the Storms of Life
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Surviving the Storms of Life

Living in Florida isn’t always sunny skies. My family and I have experienced three hurricanes in the Sunshine State, two of which happened within a three-week period. The first was 15 years ago. There was no warning for the uncharacteristic out-of-season hurricane that hit the West Coast of Florida. Termed by some as The No…

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