Tayler Beede

Hi! I’m Tayler – follower of Jesus, wife to Kyle, and writer for Logos Bible Software. My husband and I married at 19. We’ve known each other since we were 14, began dating at 16, and got engaged at 18. Our story is a unique one, it hasn’t been easy, but I am so thankful for the story God has written for our lives. You can read more about our story at Nitty Gritty Love.

6 Phrases Your Husband Needs To Hear Every Day

How many words to do you speak to your husband each day? Quite a few. How can you be sure that you’re communicating the most important thoughts and feelings? First and foremost, by giving him the same love and grace that God gives us. There are also a few things that he needs to hear on a regular basis.  Here are 6 Phrases your husband needs to hear from you: 1. “I love you.” I know this is a simple (and obvious one), but sometimes we forget! There’s really no limit to how many times you can say these three simple words to your husband. Shoot him a text, whisper it in his ear, write him a note…get creative with how you tell him you

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3 Ways To Build Up Your Date Night Fund

Spending quality time with your husband is so important for staying connected and having quality conversation with one another. But when money is tight, finding the funds to do so can be tough. However, date nights don’t have to be expensive, and setting money aside doesn’t have to be painful. A little at a time adds up, and before you know it you’ll have enough to go out on a wonderful date night. Here are a few ideas to get started: 1. Start a date night piggy bank Back when we were about 16, I gave my husband a black chalkboard piggy bank decorated with all of the reasons I loved him. It quickly became our “date night piggy bank.” Whenever we pull spare change

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We've been through a lot already, and have many more hurdles to cross, but I can't wait to cross them together.

A Positive Life Verse for Young Couples

My husband and I started dating when we were 16-years-old. We were just two kids going into their junior year of high school, who didn’t really know anything about love or relationships. I remember pouring over blogs and books for teen girls, hoping to find some sort of encouragement for a young dating couple—but I found not one thing. Most said, “Don’t bother dating in high school, it won’t work out.” However, we knew that God had something special for our future. We were best friends first, and boyfriend and girlfriend second. God was our main priority, and we simply wanted to follow his plan. Setting an example despite others’ opinions. However, not many people took us seriously, since most high school relationships do fade

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4 Pieces of Advice for Engaged Couples

I often tell people that even if I got paid, I wouldn’t relive the year my husband and I were engaged. We dealt with everything from family feuds, to jobs quit, and beyond. I probably cried more in that year than the rest of my life put together. Everyone talked about what a beautiful time it was, and all I could think about was how overwhelmed I felt. That year was more of a struggle than our first year of marriage, but I learned a lot through it. Here are 4 pieces of advice I would give to engaged couples: 1. Trust God―You don’t need to have everything figured out. We didn’t buy a house when we got married. We didn’t have a huge savings account.

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5 Outdoor Dates for Summer

It’s warm and it’s a great time of year to enjoy God’s beautiful creation with your husband. My husband and I love summertime, because it makes for fun, adventurous (and inexpensive!) dates. Here are five outdoor dates for getting outside and enjoying Summer with your husband: 1. Going camping A few times a Summer, we pick up and go camping for the weekend. Spending time together out in God’s beautiful creation is priceless. We’re away from the stress of day-to-day life, we’re unplugged from our electronics, and we’re getting exercise. Plus, it’s very inexpensive! Some of the camp sites we visit have small fees, and some don’t charge at all. It’s the perfect mini-vacation. 2. Going hiking If it isn’t possible to get away for

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"My joy is only complete when I rest in the Lord and choose to praise Him"

Choosing Joy: Dealing With Baby Fever

You’re married. You adore your husband. You want a baby, but he isn’t ready yet—or maybe you’re having trouble conceiving. You’re surrounded by pregnant mamas and beautiful babies. Everywhere you go, it’s a constant reminder of just how much you want to have a baby. And every time someone asks you “so when are you going to have kids?” it’s like salt in the wound. Are you dealing with baby fever? Before my husband and I got married, we decided we’d wait at least two or three years to have children. We decided that we wanted him to be finished with school, so that he could be more involved and so that we would be financially stable enough for me to stay home with our

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