My Dearest Love, My Best Friend, My Husband, I remember when we were dating I knew I loved you deeply. I could not hold it in my heart any longer. As I was getting out of your car, I leaned back in with courage overflowing and said three sweet words that were of utmost significance to me, “I love you.” My heart was overwhelmed when you received what I said and reciprocated how much you love me. We were on the same page and we were eager to grow in our love. We have spent the last ten years getting to […]

Have you ever experienced brokenness in your marriage? Perhaps you are in the midst of it right now? Brokenness is never easy to endure, but I do believe God can use our brokenness for something incredibly beautiful. I am proof. He took the broken pieces of our failing marriage and not only healed us, but now I share this awesome testimony through Unveiled Wife, encouraging women from all around the world to hang in there through the hard times. I am in awe of God’s power to take such a broken relationship and completely restore it and use it for […]

For the first three and a half years of our marriage, my husband and I could not experience intercourse. Pain radiated throughout my body every time we initiated or attempted sexual intimacy. I knew sex might be difficult to get use to in the beginning, so although I was mortified on the wedding night that things did not work out as I had hoped for, I overcame my thoughts of inadequacies quickly. However, when weeks turned into years, my insecurities grew wildly out of control. I anticipated the pain of sex, which tempted me to withhold myself from my husband often. […]

We were four years into our marriage and I was not happy. Marriage was hard and the challenges we were confronted with chipped away at my faith for our future. I didn’t want my husband anymore…I wanted someone new, someone who would fulfill my desires, someone perfect. I wrote on this issue before in an article titled, “How My Husband Found Out About My Secret Affair.” You can click the title to read it. I never physically cheated on my husband, but I explain in the article how I emotionally and mentally sinned against my husband by lusting after another […]

Recently I had the opportunity to attend WiMS (Women in Ministry Summit) hosted by Logos. It was a one day event where nearly 50 women gathered and encouraged one another in the different passions we all have that ultimately support one goal: Glorifying God! I felt honored to be among such spiritually mature women of faith. It was great to meet these women, some of whom I have been building friendships with online for years. The above photo is just over half of the women who joined together! To sit with these women and hear how The Lord is using them effectively […]

This is the 3rd annual marriage series I have participated in! The first year we gathered together was in 2012 for Revive Your Marriage and then in 2013 we launched Ignite The Fire. {Click the titles to check them out!} This year we are adding a few more marriage bloggers to the mix to bring you a virtual marriage retreat titled Embrace Your Marriage. I am thrilled to be digging into this marriage series with you because it gives us some topics to really focus tightly on. In the past these series always receive great interaction, which stimulates and encourages […]

Prayer is important to me. It always has been. Even when my heart was hard, my faith was lacking, and I chose not to pray, I knew it was important. During that season of darkness, my husband remained faithful and prayed over us daily. I am so incredibly thankful for his strength to do this and I believe God heard my husband’s prayers, reconciling us and restoring our marriage. Although I have always viewed prayer as vital and believe there is power in prayer, I am usually wishing there is more I can do, whether in my marriage or for […]

Love is never boastful or proud. Love does not strut; it doesn’t have a swelled head. ~1 Corinthians 13 I would never confess to having a swelled head, but when I carefully inspect my life, my heart, and my motives, the sad truth is, I do. My pride can present itself in many ways, but it has taken up permanent residence in the areas of parenting and housework. I assume that my way is the only right way to do things and I give little regards to my husband’s preferences, desires, or suggestions. Being a mom to five children (all […]

My husband sat across from me and our son. The words that came from his mouth stung my sensitive mama heart. And knowing that he was right only made it worse. My husband confronted me about the way I parent and reminded me that we parent together! He desired that we be on the same page. Although my heart wanted to agree…my flesh needed a moment to catch up! Find out what happened as I share on The Better Mom and be sure to read some of the comments there too as I think you might be able to relate!

Social media, has been a great way for me to quickly write down and communicate what is happening in my marriage and what I am leaning through my experiences. I also hope that those who read my updates are inspired to evaluate and really look at their marriage, but more importantly their impact on their marriage. Recently I posted an update on Facebook, shortly after hurting my husband and getting us into a bit of an argument. Post by Unveiled Wife. After going through some of the comments in response to what I said, a few women simply stated they […]

My dear friend Jacque Watkins invited me to be on her new podcast called Mud Stories – a podcast dedicated to bringing you inspiration in your muddiest moments, hope to make it through your mud, and encouragement for you to know, you are not alone. I got to share parts of my story and how God has redeemed it for His glory, hoping to encourage other marriages. You can hear my heart on marriage by listening to the podcast, just click the link below: Mud Story 005: Jennifer Smith, Unveiled Wife {Encouragement for Your Marriage} In this episode we discuss: The […]

I was touring the city of Cincinnati, Ohio when the tour guide mentioned the Roebling suspension bridge above us. Built over the course of 10 years it was completed in 1866 and held the title of longest suspension bridge in the world. While gazing upon its beauty the tour guided proceeded with an interesting story that I believe can be applied to marriage. She mentioned that because the design of this bridge was such new technology people were terrified to trust whether it would actually hold them without breaking. So on opening day complimentary hot dogs and beer were served […]

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