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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Dealing with Anxiety: When Your Husband Can’t Relate

Heart pounding, hands shaking, I laid in bed the other night–unable to sleep. I had read an article that freaked me out. Medical-related, as usual. I deal with severe panic attacks, and they usually present themselves quickly, out of no where. I was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, and had it removed—all in the span of six days. Ever since, I’ve been fighting off anxiety on a daily basis. My husband, on the other hand, is much better at staying calm. He balances me out, which is great. However, he doesn’t know what a panic attack feels like, so he can’t quite relate. In moments like this, I try to explain why I’m freaking out, and he does his best to help. He’s very

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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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Don’t Take Your Stress Out On Your Husband

I don’t handle stress well—at all. My mom often says I inherited the “King (her maiden name) women temper.” And not only do I have a short fuse, but I deal with severe migraines that are often brought on by stress. When I’ve got a migraine, all I want to do is turn off all the lights and lay in silence until it subsides. My gut reaction during these times of pain and stress is to snap at anyone who tries to talk to me. And that the person, unfortunately, is usually my lovely husband. The tiniest things make me angry when I’m stressed. For example, the other day I had a terribly stressful day at work, on top of a throbbing headache. This led

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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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