About Andrea Fortenberry

Andrea Fortenberry lives near Phoenix, Arizona with her husband of fifteen years and two children, ages eleven and eight. She writes and speaks on marriage, motherhood and ministry. She has a journalism degree from Pepperdine University and is a graduate of She Speaks, a program for writers and speakers through Proverbs 31 Ministries. Andrea was recently published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Moms.

How to Align Your Money and Your Marriage

By |2020-09-23T19:19:26-06:00September 23rd, 2020|Blog|

Studies show that one of the top reasons couples fight or divorce is because of money. There are many factors that affect the way we view money and each partner brings different their different beliefs, behaviors and attitudes about money to a marriage. You know the saying, opposites attract? It often happens with money habits; [...]

Five Tips for Working at Home Together

By |2020-08-26T16:31:44-06:00August 26th, 2020|Blog|

Then When I was a teenager, I found it so interesting that my dentist worked together with his wife, who was a hygienist. I pondered whether they ever got tired of each other or how they handled an argument at work. I wondered if I would be able to work with my future spouse. Fast [...]

Simple Ways to Show Love to Your Spouse

By |2020-07-22T17:51:31-06:00July 22nd, 2020|Blog|

These days, date nights and weekend getaways with your spouse may be difficult to come by because of COVID-19. I know of several friends who had big anniversary trips overseas planned that were eventually canceled because of the virus. There have been a lot of disappointments this year and our big plans and celebrations just [...]

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Have More Fun In Your Marriage

By |2020-06-24T00:33:08-06:00June 24th, 2020|Blog|

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” - Proverbs 17:22 ESV   To say we are living in stressful times would be an understatement. So much in our world has changed in just a few months. Most people are working from home and kids are learning at home. [...]

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Creative Ways to Invest in Your Marriage During COVID-19

By |2020-04-22T22:07:05-06:00April 22nd, 2020|Blog|

Things may not be the way we want them to be right now, but we can try to make the best of this season. Life is different, slower in some ways and busier in others. It’s definitely an opportunity for us to analyze our lives, spend our time intentionally, and make any necessary changes going [...]

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A Balancing Act

By |2020-03-18T12:56:42-06:00March 18th, 2020|Blog|

So much of marriage is a balancing act, isn’t it? We balance our check books, our schedules, and the demands of everyday life. It can be a lot to juggle, but we can accomplish it effectively as a team of husband and wife. We’ve all heard the phrase, “Opposites attract.” This is often true in [...]

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How to be Less Competitive in Marriage

By |2020-02-19T18:02:24-07:00February 19th, 2020|Blog|

Do you ever find yourself arguing with your spouse over who has it harder? Do you ever vent to your friends about how you do it all and your spouse doesn’t?   These can be common issues in a marriage, especially during the early years of raising children. Days are hectic, nights are sleepless, and [...]

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Rules and Boundaries for Your Marriage

By |2020-01-22T14:34:24-07:00January 22nd, 2020|Blog|

“The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.” Psalm 16:6 NIV   Rules. Regulations. Boundaries. These words often have a negative connotation in our mind. They sound restrictive. They make it seem like we’re tied down with little room for freedom. But is that really the case? [...]

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Celebrating Victories with Your Spouse

By |2019-12-18T19:25:10-07:00December 18th, 2019|Blog|

With Christmas just days away, 2019 is coming to a close. It’s hard to believe! Once Christmas has come and gone, we’ll be thinking of the new year.   During this week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, we often spend a lot of effort thinking about the future: on resolutions or things we want [...]

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