The Most Expensive Christmas Tree Ever!

It's Christmas Eve and all through the house, not a creature is stirring--I hope not even a mouse! Our stockings are still hung up and since we celebrated Christmas on the 22nd, everything is way too quiet! But we had a wonderful celebration with our family--our son...

Surviving Your Spouse’s Alcoholism: Finding Life at the End of the Bottle

Cunning...baffling... powerful... Alcoholics Anonymous uses those words to describe alcoholism. It’s true. I’ve never felt more confused and powerless than when dealing with my husband Randy’s alcoholism. It’s an intense battle—one most of us are ill-equipped to...

Moms: Our Real Heroes

I just spent the past several weeks with my hero, my mom. Diagnosed with colon cancer in December, she chose to  have the surgical procedure--difficult under any circumstances, but especially at age 90. As her surgical team prepped her on that early Tuesday a.m., they...

Deb Kalmbach

Deb Kalmbach considers herself an "expert" in not-so-perfect marriages. She's the first to admit that she's learned a lot the hard way!

Deb is passionate about encouraging and empowering women to take one step forward, then another to find healing and wholeness in their lives and marriages. Real hope for real life is what she strives to communicate to her readers.

Deb and her husband Randy can see the half-century milestone (a miracle!) for their marriage on the horizon. They live in a tiny town in rural Washington state with Kosmo, their Jack Russell Terrier, who has inspired a new children's book series.

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Kosmo’s Christmas Delivery

Kosmo's Christmas Delivery

Because I Said Forever

Because I Said Forever