If These Walls Could Talk
Faith, fear, and the truth that is setting me free.
Why Temper-Tantrum Parenting Might Just Help You Make the Rapture
Yes, being a flawed mom is OK
How the Gospel Is Wrecking My Life
Foster care, adoption, and the American Dream
The Little House That Could
How to thrive in family life

The Theory of Everything: A wife who lost her look of love.

Dear Wife . . .  Do your eyes communicate to your husband that you delight in him? That he really floats your boat? That you’re happy he’s your man? It’s not enough to say that you love him . . .  Your eyes have to tell a story! Keep reading to find out why. “You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with ... [ Read More ]

4 Amazingly Effective Ways to Manage Pain in Marriage

There are constructive ways to deal with conflict and manage emotional pain as a wife, and then there are destructive ways.   I've chosen the destructive path a time or two (or three!) as a wife and if there's one thing I've learned as a result, it's that effective pain management is key to having a satisfying marriage.   Early on in my ... [ Read More ]

When a Wife Needs a Help Meet

To be a help meet or to need a help meet?  That is the question. One morning while watching cable news, I observed a prominent female anchor conduct a “power segment” of sorts with other women who were accomplished and influential in their sphere of work. With women breaking through glass ceilings more than ever before, in almost every job ... [ Read More ]

Why Every Wife Should Have Husband Envy (+ Video)

Just so you know, I want to be just like my husband when I grow up!  Yes, I have husband envy.  And you (mom) should too, here's why . . . There are some noticeable differences between Us and Them . . . between Husbands and Wives . . . between Moms and Dads.  Even the contemporary adage: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus pays homage to this ... [ Read More ]

The 1 Thing Your Husband Must Have for Valentine’s Day

Yes, I have a big reveal for the one thing your husband MUST HAVE this Valentine's Day. But before we get so deep . . . a little birdie just told me that your hubby wants you to let him kick-back and enjoy his favorite show with his favorite beverage – super chilled! He wants you to cook him a great steak (with fatty mashed potatoes) and not talk ... [ Read More ]

When Unforgiveness Hijacks Your Heart and Holds it Hostage.

My husband and I have been enjoying one of our longest streaks of marital satisfaction - ever!  After 21 years of marital harmony AND disharmony, marital accord AND wanting to strangle him with a cord (Lol!), we are finally beginning to get this marriage thing right more often than wrong.  We are both learning to side-step emotional landmines and ... [ Read More ]

Marriage Challenge Update – Day 6: Respect {UGH!!!!!}

As some of you may know, about 5 1/2 weeks ago I launched into a 31 day marriage challenge.  And in typical "I read on mommy time" fashion, today, I just read day 6.  That's right, it's taken me over 30 days to to get to day 6, but I keep encouraging myself by saying that the race is not for the swift, but for he that endures to the end (or who ... [ Read More ]

Giving Your Husband Love He *Doesn’t* Deserve

If you’ve ever wondered . . . why you love your husband when you want to quit - keep reading! With all this talk about the 31 Days to a Happy Husband challenge, I recently received a question that I've been asked by wives time and time again: How do you love and serve someone who doesn't deserve to be loved?   This is a question I can ... [ Read More ]

Marriage: Want More. Try Harder. JUST DO IT!

OK…This marriage challenge is really getting the better of me.  Uggh! I picked up this book with the intent to be a better wife; and as a result, I’m being confronted with my own selfishness and short comings – and it sort of stinks. I didn’t realize when I picked up this book that it was going to be MY challenge, or any challenge at all; ... [ Read More ]

31 Days to a Happy Husband Challenge

Yes, I've done it again! I've gone ahead and unsubscribed my husband from my website.  He's (was) one of my email subscribers so he gets posts the moment I press "publish." He's the one who sits in the other room and says to me a mere 30 seconds after I publish: "Hey Tiff, shouldn't that word be and instead of an?" "Hey Tiff, didn't you leave ... [ Read More ]

Leap of Faith: What if Following Your Husband Meant Losing Everything?

Recently, I went to see Woman in Gold,  a movie about an elderly Jewish woman who returns to Vienna six decades after WWII in order to reclaim family belongings that were once seized by the Nazis.  It was really good.  Go see it or rent it! As with much of what I watch, I saw a character struggle with an issue that most - if not all wives - ... [ Read More ]