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 […]

The master bedroom should be a place for couples to relax, re-energize and enjoy each other. I had read an article many years ago stating this wonderful idea and it has stuck with me ever since. I have always tried to keep our bedroom a special place. I decorated the room with candles and kept the piles of clutter away. I would make the bed each morning. I hung pictures of our wedding on the wall. My husband and I also created a wonderful piece of art together by painting our bodies and pressing them onto a canvas, but you […]

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY I have been following Lysa Terkeurst for a few years now. Her transparency inspires me as she writes and teaches from the struggles she has experienced. I had the honor of interviewing Lysa and I am thrilled to be able to share it with you! Although we were separated by a few thousand miles, it felt as if we were in a quaint coffee shop discussing marriage and life together! Below is the interview! For any who would like more information, I have included a few show notes and resources mentioned in the interview! To […]

It was the golden hour.  You know it well – that last beautiful hour of golden, buttery light before the sun sets for the night.  We had just witnessed two dear friends become Mr. and Mrs. and the reception was in full swing.  The old barn that held so many memories was helping to build so many new ones that May 25th.  Love and redemption forever tied in with barn wood and donuts. As the light began to soften, people began trickling out to the field.  The event was marked by a large number of photographers.  We just can’t resist […]

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