2015 IS HERE! And many of us, if not all of us, have made resolutions that will help us become the women we desire to be, the women God desires us to be! Some of us may have even made marriage resolutions or set goals to make a positive difference as a wife in the new year. If you haven’t, it is not too late to consider some! My heart and passion is to encourage wives to fulfill their role in marriage, to understand the God-given purpose we have as wives, and to challenge us all to embrace intimacy in […]

My dearest Joey, I know you will agree with me that our God is a mighty God! Just look at the work that His hands have done in our marriage; it’s enough to leave me breathless. Wow!! My love, the past eight years have been quite the journey for us. Something that started out so carefree and so far from God has now come full circle and He is planted firmly in our hearts and in our marriage. As I look back and trace the steps we had to take along this road – a lightning quick marriage, deployment to […]

Being unveiled is something that takes time to learn and grasp. Here is another awesome guest post from Kate Aldrich from One Flesh Marriage and she shares on the significance of being unveiled!  Kate writes: I spent the first 5 years of our marriage in a pretty sad place. A cloud of darkness hovered over us and it was oppressive. We deeply loved each other and completely misunderstood one another where sex was concerned. Those two things together, deep love and deep misunderstanding allowed for discontent and disillusion to grow and fester. The next 5 years where a wake-up call […]

Devotions For A Healthier You by Katie Farrell is a stunning resource. It is a hardcover book with beautiful images complementing some incredible content. This book includes tips, meal plans and recipes aimed at feeding the mind, body, and soul. In the first few pages, Katie shares Prayers For Health where she takes scripture and turns them into prayers. I love that she added this in there as a great way to show examples of how we can use scripture to help us pray and communicate to God daily. Here are a few of her prayers: Today I will take […]

I have always had a passion to write. As a young girl I spent countless hours finding joy in creating poetry, journaling my thoughts, pouring time into school essays and sharing letters with friends and family. I love to write. Writing helps me process all that I am experiencing and it helps me capture moments I desire to remember. My husband knows this about me. And when we started to feel reconciled in our marriage after years of struggle, he encouraged me to start a blog. I thought he was crazy. He encouraged me to consider how blogging is like […]

Who are you when no one is around?  Throughout my teenage and young adult years this question would have burned a hole in my heart. It would have made me squirm and cringe because of shame. I was good at hiding who I was and what I did in secret. I would put a smile on my face and answered fine to every “How are you doing” question. Intentionally neglecting to address who I was in private was something I learned to do because of fear that people wouldn’t like who I really was. I convinced myself that it was […]

That’s right! I am caught in a love triangle! I bet you never would have guessed this marriage blogger would say such a thing, let alone condone that you should be in one too?! But the truth is, no marriage is truly complete without one..well without this specific one! The love triangle I am suggesting and referring to is the love between me, my husband and God. When I first became a wife, although I desired to honor God in my marriage, I was more focused on pleasing my husband and becoming one with him. I admit that there came […]

On April, 29th 2015 at 8:40pm I sat on the couch watching my son expend his last bit of energy before bed. My stomach began burning as a simultaneous burst of excitement rose in my heart. It’s happening. I was two days past my due date and eager to meet our little boy or girl. The anticipation of not knowing the gender was incredible motivation to want labor to come quickly! It didn’t take long for the burning in my abdomen to begin cramping in regular intervals. I let my husband know and we lay in bed together waiting to […]

My husband is incredible. He is patient, compassionate, wise and loving. Although my husband cares about me and cherishes me daily, he has not always been the greatest at understanding how to be romantic, and he admits that he knows he lacks in this area. Romance is an important aspect of the marriage relationship. Romance is an all-encompassing experience where an atmosphere is intentionally created by a husband and wife to inspire physical and emotional intimacy with their spouse.  Things like “setting the mood” with music, candles, or whatever else could be done to express a desire to get close […]

If you take a look at the women around you, whether you know them or they are strangers, you will see an expansive variety of different types of women. Each one decorated in appearance by wardrobe, facial expressions, hairstyle and body language all of which is motivated by their heart, mind and personality. We all have our own way of sharing who we are with the world. Many of us, however, hide even more what one cannot see physically, or at least we try. We clutch onto a security blanket or veil that keeps the stuff we don’t want seen, […]

Dear Anthony, These past few weeks have not been the sweetest or even smoothest. We’ve definitely had better days/weeks. I know we’re far apart and we could only do so much for each other for the next 8 months that you’re deployed. I want to let you know that even if things are not looking bright, that I have faith that our relationship will get better from this. God told me so. He has His plans and we have ours, but I believe that His takes precedence over anyone’s plans. He definitely has something up His sleeves. I trust that […]

Throughout our marriage my husband has noticed a trend in my behavior. Maybe you can relate? I smile, laugh and engage with friends and family, only to jump into the car or leave with my husband and exhale how I really feel. My face scrunches up, my attitude turns cold, I sometimes snap at my husband with stern words or slump down with defeat. My entire countenance changes dramatically and my husband is left to wonder what is happening to his wife.  I shared about this pattern at For The Family which you can read by clicking HERE. My thought process […]

Are you interested in blogging or feel called to be a blogger, but don’t know where to start? There are many reasons why someone would want to blog, including: They are passionate about writing        They want to help others                They want to share their story                            They want to build community                                     They desire it to be a source of income […]

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