My Story

These posts are manly about my life story and testimony.

I had the privilege of meeting Amanda and Ann-Renee at SheSpeaks last summer. They are two women so full of joy who desire to serve God and love others with passion. They have a blog/podcast called The Masterpiece Mom and they had me on as their very first guest recently. I wanted to share with you the link to the podcast so you could tune into the conversation! We talked about motherhood, how my son is my gift from God, expecting my second child, about my roles as a mom and a wife, and about my new book The Unveiled […]

This article is based on just one topic of many mentioned in my book The Unveiled Wife. I wanted to share about this topic more in-depth on my blog to give you all the more insight into one of the things I was dealing with as a young bride. Three years into my marriage, I was burdened beneath the weight of a secret that was tormenting me. I was convinced that I made a mistake getting married, not because I chose to marry my best friend, but rather because I was wrestling with the thought of being gay. I had never struggled […]

With the excitement growing around my new book The Unveiled Wife, due to release March 2015, I could not wait to dive into the production of the book trailer. I viewed the book trailer as an opportunity to share with the world the message of the book in a very creative way that would deeply touch people’s hearts. I spent hours contemplating, dreaming, and praying how God wanted this project to come together. My hope is that it is captivating, relatable, and encourages wives in a beautiful way…all while building the excitement for the release of the book! Being a part […]

My husband and I have traveled through 2014 at lightning speed from the momentum of the last few years thrusting us forward. We had hopes and dreams that we talked about for awhile that became a reality this last year and we could not be more grateful. In January I put together a little conference in Southern California called SHINE and it was an unbelievable experience! Almost 500 women came from all over to gather together. What a way to start out the new year! Take a moment to check out a special collection of letters written just for you […]

My dad was sitting on the couch holding my book. He had only been visiting for two days and was already halfway through it. I was only planning to break his attention long enough to say goodnight, but I could tell as he looked up at me that it would be worth it to take a seat next to him on the couch. I didn’t know what I would say; a typical response when we visited together, but I always wanted more, so I put forth the effort. I wish I had recorded our conversation. I wish I could go […]

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. – Henry Ford My husband is truly my best friend and throughout our marriage he has brought out the best in me. Through words of confidence and encouragement my husband has inspired me to do things in life I would have otherwise allowed my doubt and fear to cripple me and hinder me from doing. He has taught me how to love, how to be compassionate, how to be generous, and how to serve others. I have already raved about how the woman I am today is […]

My body was broken and it hindered me from being able to have sex with my husband. We suffered for years unable to physically connect as one flesh. I could count on one hand the amount of times we actually had intercourse in the first four years of our marriage, none of which were enjoyable. I tried pushing through the pain I experienced every time we tried to have sex, but nothing seemed to work. I hate that we even referred to having sex as “trying” when all I wanted, was for it to be completely fulfilling. The lack of […]

For the last few years I have contemplated and attempted to write out my story of the hardships I endured as a new wife, the discovery of how the environment affected my body, and how God’s redeeming love captivated my heart and transformed me and my marriage. It was very difficult to revisit the marriage moments that almost tore us apart, but I needed to face each one courageously as I penned my journey. Why? Because I know I am not the only wife who thought, felt, and experienced the things I endured, although at the time I felt utterly […]

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. […]

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 […]

When I launched Unveiled Wife in 2011, it wasn’t long after that my husband and I realized there was a huge need for husbands to have a place they can go to for marriage resources. With passion to lead men of all ages, in any stage of life they are facing, my husband tackled that need by creating Husband Revolution. I am so proud of him for teaching and affirming husbands, all that The Lord is teaching him! He also has a great team of contributors adding invaluable content for other men to grab hold of and apply to their […]

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