The Year in Review
Closing out 2017 with a bang! And looking ahead...
While We Wait
Anticipating the Christ Child and our forever child
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

Finding the Good in Your Marriage

Recently I read this amazing post about marriage.  It's one of the most profound posts I've ever read on the topic. The writer mentioned that there's a noticeable sag in the middle of her bed resulting from how she and her husband lay coupled up together at night.  Here are her words… "Dear Husband…. so yeah, yeah—- our mattress sags in the ... [ Read More ]

7 Helpful Ways to Improve Your Marriage and Family

We all want to be have a happy and thriving home; and while family life is complex and there are no short cuts or quick fixes to improving upon it, the following practices have been instrumental in helping to invigorate my own marriage and family's life.   Some of the ideas involved are critical and involve physical action (like #1), ... [ Read More ]

How to Survive Long Distance Travel with Your Spouse

Answer: Think duct tape and a blindfold!  No, this is not the movie 50 Shades of Grey.  This is a clean and comical "survival for long distance road travel with your spouse" post (where I vent and dish the dirt and throw Hubby under the bus because it's cheaper than therapy and I'm a really good wife like that). OK, so that wasn't nice.  Please ... [ Read More ]

Seven Things I Didn’t Know Before I Married

He loves me, he loves me not.  I love him, I think he's hot. We're happy, let's tie the knot! Yeah, I know you're going to marry the man that completes you in every possible way.  Yes, you're marrying the woman who radiantly brightens up every waking day. You've had your premarital counsel and now you're both ready to get on your way.  You know ... [ Read More ]

Two Things That Saved My Marriage

There are two things that helped saved my marriage: Poverty and Weakness To be precise, it was the fear of living in poverty and a lack of strength to raise the kids on my own. I’m glad that I didn't leave my husband because I couldn't handle being a poor single mom.   I’m glad that I did not leave my husband because mentally and ... [ Read More ]

The Vow: A wife who chose the hard path of forgiveness

 PG 13, 2012 ‧ Drama/Romance ‧ 1h 44m Synopsis: The Vow is based on the actual relationship of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, who wrote a book about their marriage, also known as The Vow.  Ten weeks after their wedding on September 18, 1993, the couple was involved in a serious car accident. Krickitt suffered a brain trauma, which erased all ... [ Read More ]

My Husband is a Rock Star! (Because I *choose* to see him that way.)

Warning: I’m about to dish the dirt on my husband. I have to do this to prove my point! (It’s a good point.)  And to cover my tracks, I’ve already gone ahead and unsubscribed him from receiving my emails.  By the time he catches up with this post I would have already colored my hair, changed my identity, drained my offshore accounts and fled the ... [ Read More ]

To Trust…& Obey?

“Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as if fitting in the Lord.”  Colossians 3:18 Yesterday was our appointed day to reupholster our kitchen chairs.  Oh Joy!  (Not really, but it had to be done.  I'm talking yuk like you wouldn't believe.) As my hubby took out the fabric and used one seat cushion to begin making a template for the ... [ Read More ]

Serving Your Husband

How well do you serve your husband? This is a topic I’ve struggled with and certainly a question I’ve asked myself before…but not for any good reason. I asked myself this because I’ve truly wondered if my attitude about intentionally NOT serving him was right.  Wondered about it so many times that I eventually began praying about it…simply ... [ Read More ]