Marriage Issues

Competing With A Memory: 5 Ways To Build A Healthy Marriage When Marrying A Widower

This is a special guest article written with all the wives in mind who are married to a widower. I hope this encourages you today! Mandy writes: Every marriage has its share of struggles. Marrying a widower is no exception and actually presents its own set of challenges. My husband Joe lost his first wife after 2 years of marriage. She died at the young age of 31 battling Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. It’s a very sad story of a young, newly-married couple receiving a stage IV diagnosis and then having only 7 short months to say their goodbyes. I met Joe years after Stacy had passed. We fell in love and married. Everything was great at first, but I always felt like I was, in some

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How Being Broken Sexually Almost Destroyed My Marriage

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 can count on one hand the amount of times we actually had intercourse in the first three and half 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. At one point I had gathered the courage to see a doctor, fearful that I would receive bad news for my condition yet eager to find

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Embrace Your Marriage: A Virtual Marriage Retreat

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 growth within our hearts. I strongly believe marriage issues should be talked about more openly and more often so that people do not feel so

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What Happened When My Husband Confronted Me…

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!

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Hear My Heart On Marriage!

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 struggles through my first few years of marriage, including the physical pain and intimacy challenges I faced The wonderful way God uses others in our

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My Husband Wrote An Open Letter To Pornography

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 marriages. Over the years my husband and I often exchange articles and ask for assistance, editing, or approval from one another. This helps us to

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