4 Ways to Respect Your Husband (And Strengthen Your Marriage)

When Matt and I first got engaged, I started asking questions to married couples that I knew in an attempt to understand the deep, dark secrets of marriage. People told me all kinds of things, and I tucked the advice away but didn’t think I’d ever really need some of it. I mean, Matt and…

What Date Nights are Not (After You’re Married)

It had been a while since we’d been on a date. The whole having-a-kid thing makes it a little more difficult. Suddenly, a month rolls by and you begin to ask yourself the question, “Have I talked to my husband about anything other than poop, bath time, or nap schedules?” I don’t know about other…

Compassion in Crisis: A Pregnancy Story

No matter how prepared you think you are, there is something a little frightening about those two solid little pink lines. Matt and I are so excited about our baby boy, coming in February 2015.

Why Social Media has Ruined My Life

So I exaggerated – social media hasn’t ruined my life. And this isn’t a post lamenting the evils of social media. But it’s a thought that popped through my head today as I was attempting to spend a few moments with God.

Marriage is the Best Teacher: 16 Things I Learned in Year 2

Last year I wrote a blog about what marriage is not, which addressed the things I learned during the first year of marriage. On St. Patty’s Day, Matt and I hit year number 2, so I began thinking about what (if anything) I learned during that second year.  I came up with a list of 16…

What marriage is not

After 12 months of marriage, there are only two things that I really know without a doubt: 1. I love my husband more today that I did when I first said “I do.” 2. I have had absolutely no idea what I’ve been doing this past year.

15 thoughts at once

I have a hard time slowing my mind down at the end of each day.  Once I get home from work, I am usually thinking about probably 15 different things at one time – and usually at the top of that list are the things that I DIDN’T do that day. I should probably do…

don’t get married if

For anyone who wants to get married someday – Do not get married if: 1. You like for dirty clothes to be IN the hamper instead of on the floor BESIDE the hamper. 2. You don’t like it when glasses get left on the coffee table, kitchen table, kitchen counter, bedside table…. 3. You don’t…