Category: Love & Marriage


Are Your Kids Ruling The House? Five Ways to Reconnect With Your Spouse

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Five times my husband began to tell me about his phone call that had just ended, and all five times he was interrupted. We paused, corrected the interrupting child, and my husband would begin again, only to be interrupted by someone else, or some other request, or some other disagreement coming from the other room. We…

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Husbands… Here Is Some Insider Information

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Husbands, I need to tell you a secret. It’s important… really important. Ready? Your wife? She wants your help, but she doesn’t know how… or really want to have to ask you for it. It’s not a specific task she wants your help with. It’s life. She doesn’t just want you to wash the dishes,…

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The Key to Great Sex After Becoming Parents

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Let me know if this sounds familiar – the end of the day comes and you’re exhausted. You know that sex is important, but really… so is sleep. Right? I could tell a relatable story here about how sex has changed since my husband and I got married nearly eleven years ago and we had…

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We Need to Better Define “Unfaithful”

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

I believe that nearly every affair begins with the thought, “That felt nice.” It felt nice to be noticed. It felt nice to be complimented. It felt nice to be appreciated. It felt nice to be respected. It felt nice to laugh with them. It felt nice to get along without fighting. It felt nice…

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The Other Man & My Marriage

Friday, December 9th, 2016

He’s kind and brave and steady. He’s gentle and loving and intentional. He’s everything I ever wanted him to be and so much more… I thought about this guy for many years in my early married life. Truthfully, I began thinking about him long before I ever met my husband. If you’ve been around for…

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For Wives Only: Husbands Do Not Click and Ruin The Surprise

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

  Hey. I’m going to jump right in here, because we don’t have much time. I’ve got a great gift for our husbands this Christmas, and I’m SO EXCITED ABOUT IT! This is the one time I am endorsing keeping a secret from your husband. Ha!   Husbands, if you clicked (shame on you) now…

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The One Holiday You Cannot Celebrate This Season – Your Marriage Depends on It

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

I need to say something. I’m a little nervous about how to say it. I’ve started and restarted over and over, trying to find just the right string of words to make plain the message of my heart. We’re talking about marriage, specifically about saving our marriages. We’re talking about making it past Divorce Day.…

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I’m Jealous of My Husband’s Phone

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Jared! Jared! Are you listening to me?! He was holding his smart phone reading something not nearly as important as whatever it was I was trying to tell him. The kids were fussing in the background, dinner was on the stove, and I was so frustrated that he wasn’t paying any attention to what I…

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For Every Wife Waiting For Her Husband to Change

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

I sat on the floor of my bedroom closet. “Why doesn’t he just get it!?” I cried to myself. We were fighting about something so simple, but my heart was overwhelmed by the list I had been keeping for nine years. Everything I wanted him to do differently, every attitude of his I wished that…

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How My Dad’s 40 Year Old Secret Saved My Marriage

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Space. You can feel it. That space in between you and your husband… You’re not quite sure where it came from, but you know it’s there. And some days it seems like it is growing. Things used to be different. Before kids became a part of your story, things were so very different. There was…

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Marraige After Kids

Holding My Husband’s Hand Changed Our Marriage

Friday, August 19th, 2016

I don’t know what last night was like for you. If you have kids, then my guess is… you might not have spent the entire evening/night alone with your husband in your bed. You probably didn’t go to sleep at a reasonable hour and wake up rested after experiencing zero disruptions. (And if you did,…

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One Question that Could Change Your Marriage Today

Monday, July 11th, 2016

It was the end of another long day for both of us. My husband, Jared, had been working in the Oklahoma heat welding a natural gas pipeline, and I had been at home with our three young kids. Clearly, I had the harder job but we won’t tell my husband… Just kidding. Mostly. We had…

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Three Reasons I’m Fighting With My Husband

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Parenthood is like the perfect storm holding all of the necessary elements to create intense arguments between a husband and wife. Jared and I discovered this shortly after we brought our first baby home from the hospital. Like most parents, we had no idea what we were doing. We were terrified that we might do something wrong and…

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Beware of Quicksand: How One Stranger’s Comment Changed My Marriage Forever

Monday, March 21st, 2016

I called my husband to ask him a quick question. I knew that he was busy at work, but I hoped my short conversation wouldn’t be too much of an inconvenience. I was wrong. He was right in the middle of an important project. My call had not only taken his attention, it had added…

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An Honest Valentine For My Husband

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Happy Valentine’s Day to My Husband  the man who lives in my house, and sleeps in my bed, and that I don’t get to connect with very often. Hi. I love you. It’s nice to stop and acknowledge that we are married, and that you are my husband and I am your wife when we…

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