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

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...

Husbands… Here Is Some Insider Information

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...

The Key to Great Sex After Becoming Parents

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...

We Need to Better Define “Unfaithful”

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...

The Other Man & My Marriage

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...

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

  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...

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

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....

I’m Jealous of My Husband’s Phone

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...

For Every Wife Waiting For Her Husband to Change

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...

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

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...

Holding My Husband’s Hand Changed Our Marriage

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...

One Question that Could Change Your Marriage Today

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....

Three Reasons I’m Fighting With My Husband

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...

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

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...

An Honest Valentine For My Husband

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 are...
Husbands… Here Is Some Insider Information

Husbands… Here Is Some Insider Information

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...

The Key to Great Sex After Becoming Parents

The Key to Great Sex After Becoming Parents

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...

We Need to Better Define “Unfaithful”

We Need to Better Define “Unfaithful”

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...

The Other Man & My Marriage

The Other Man & My Marriage

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...

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

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

  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...

I’m Jealous of My Husband’s Phone

I’m Jealous of My Husband’s Phone

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...

For Every Wife Waiting For Her Husband to Change

For Every Wife Waiting For Her Husband to Change

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...

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

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

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...

Holding My Husband’s Hand Changed Our Marriage

Holding My Husband’s Hand Changed Our Marriage

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...

One Question that Could Change Your Marriage Today

One Question that Could Change Your Marriage Today

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....

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