Category: Love & Marriage

For All That You Are and Ever Will Become

Friday, August 1st, 2014

My husband doesn’t like cantaloupe. I know this probably doesn’t sound like a big deal, but I was pretty surprised. A few months ago, as we sat down for dinner, I crammed a fork into freshly sliced cantaloupe and offered my husband a wedge. “Here. I just sliced this. It’s really sweet. Do you want…

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Mommy? Were You and Daddy Lost?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

“Momma?” “Yeah, buddy?” I stood in the doorway of his bedroom. He was tucked into his twin sized bed, and his little sister was tucked into hers across the room. My husband and I had already told bedtime stories and prayed. I was giving my final hugs before I said goodnight when he started his…

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Ground Rules for Disagreeing with Your Spouse – Young Parents Edition

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Back when my husband and I were first dating, and the world still had a rose-colored tint, I remember walking into the mall with him one day. We were hand in hand as we passed another couple having a very heated disagreement. I looked up at my (then boyfriend) and said, “Do you think we…

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Why am I Always the One in Charge? – Another Lesson Learned

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

It was Christmas about four years ago. My nearly one year old little boy had been by my side and around my neck during much of our family gathering. As much as I loved being with him while he experienced his first Christmas, I hadn’t gotten to visit much with family. I found myself thinking…

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What Women Need to Say Out Loud Daily

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

“I am not responsible for everyone else’s happiness.” Her sippy cup landed on the floor. We were in the middle of a complete tantrum. “I want juice!” I tried to rationally explain to her that we didn’t have any juice and that we don’t throw a fit when we don’t get our way. There was…

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But First, I Am His Wife

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

We danced in the rain on our wedding day. It was an indoor wedding – but the severity of the storm had blown the rain through the glass doors and onto the floor of the reception hall. The power had gone out many hours before, but from small laptop speakers, we played the only song…

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To Wives & Mommies Who Need More Time

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

After the last hugs were given and my kids were tucked into bed, I made my way towards the kitchen. I rinsed the few dishes that had been used since dinner, and I wiped down my counters. I made my final rounds of locking doors and turning off unnecessary lights. I picked up a few…

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Communication Fail: I Say, He Hears, We Both Lose

Friday, March 28th, 2014

When I was in the middle of my first miscarriage, my husband went to the store and bought a new kitchen faucet. Ours had been broken for weeks, and he hadn’t mentioned the idea of fixing it once. But for whatever reason… we left our doctor’s appointment and drove straight to Lowes. That new faucet…

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The Lie that Almost Destroyed My Marriage

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

I married the wrong guy. It was the lie that played over and over in my mind for years. It was the base of every fight. It plagued our disagreements. It promised destruction. But I couldn’t make it go away, and it almost cost us everything. Long before I met my husband, I was confident…

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Handsome Lives at My House

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

It is not even daylight. The alarm goes off, and I nudge my husband to quickly dismiss it before it wakes our sleeping toddlers. I have been up at least three times in the night with two sick little ones. As I roll over and snuggle back under warm covers, he sits up and throws…

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Falling in Love is Not the Greatest Adventure

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

I met my husband at the mall. We don’t have some romantic story of being high school sweethearts. We won’t ever be able to say that we were introduced by mutual friends, or that we met at church camp when we were 15. There were no mysterious drinks sent from across a crowded bar. Nope.…

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10 Prayers for My Husband’s Heart

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Valentine’s Day is 10 days away. Yes, it is true. Before my husband came into my life, I very much disliked Valentine’s Day. It seemed like enough for couples to be able to show each other how much they were loved the rest of the year. Why did there have to be an entire day…

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To Wives: Before You Were “Mommy”

Friday, January 24th, 2014

  When we found out that we were pregnant with my son (now 4), my husband and I became one of those “new parent” couples. We researched together, shopped together and made every choice surrounding the arrival of our new baby together. I’m talking right on down to the discussion of which wipes would represent…

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My Husband Does Not Complete Me

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

My husband does not complete me. No matter how hard he will ever try, no matter how much I want him to, or expect him to, it is not my husband’s job to complete me. I was created to be completed by God. [edit – this was not included in the original post] Not very…

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Sweet Little Bride…

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Dear 19 year old bride with love in your eyes… What a beautiful wedding day! It really couldn’t have been better. The powerless reception hall and the standing water on the indoor dance floor were a little unexpected. Of course, no power meant dinner by emergency lights, a hardened chocolate ‘fountain’, oh and music playing…

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