No matter how many or how few years anyone has been married, the word “refresh” always sounds appealing. For those of us who desire to grow closer to Christ and to our spouse, it is essential that we set aside our never-ending to-do list and take time to process where we are at in our … More 5 Ways to Refresh Your Marriage
I recently found myself grumpy and tired after a day of taking care of sick kids, cleaning the house, and doing laundry. My sweet husband Andrew knew it had been a long day and I thought that maybe, just maybe, he would surprise me with flowers, a sweet note, or something, anything, to make … More It’s Not All About Us, Ladies
Have you ever felt like a roommate with your spouse? It’s not that you don’t love them, or that you want to be merely co-workers in the labors of life, but day after day after week after week goes by and there hasn’t been one time that you have sat across from each other and … More Date Nights-The Lifeblood of Marriage
Everyone wants to know their life matters. We all want to know we’re going to make an impact-that it matters that we were here on this earth. I am now nearing the end of my twenties and the fantastic fact that I am not immortal has finally caught up with me. With marriage and kids … More Am I Making My Life Count? – a self check
There are certain moments in life we will never forget. We remember these times vividly because they have a profound impact on the way we view the world, ourselves, and how we approach life. I can point back to a few key people and events that have influenced me significantly, but one moment in particular … More 13 Words That Changed My Life
Ever since I can remember, I was told by people around me that “True Love Waits”– meaning, if I love my future spouse, I will wait for them physically for marriage. This long held phrase has been taught by countless youth groups, small group leaders, and Pastors. Overall the idea that waiting until marriage to … More Not Even a Hint
Andrew and I have a precious little nine month old daughter. She’s got the cutest wrist rolls, the softest, most kissable cheeks, and brings more joy and frustration into our lives than we ever imagined possible. 🙂 I was browsing through some of our pictures last week from when she was a newborn and had … More Take some time to just “be” with your kids today.
I have often referred to marriage as a partnership. After all, once you’re married you have to compromise, right? Give up part of what you want and your spouse should meet you half way- 50/50. I viewed relationships and marriage like that until I got married. Andrew, my husband, challenged me in this by … More Is Marriage 50/50?
We all have triggers; things about this world that make our hearts race with anger and hatred but also things that ignite a passion inside of us to make truth known. Both of those elements combine within my heart and soul when it comes to one specific issue. Until I met my husband, I knew … More Pornographic Delusions
“A Baby-Tude?! Are they pregnant?!” No. Not that we know of at least. I’m not about to announce a pregnancy. Rather, I want to discuss an attitude that I think is tragically gaining momentum in our society and is, in fact, contributing to a lesser view of children and humans in general. I’m talking about the … More Baby-Tude