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Unique Wedding and Anniversary Gifts

By |May 16th, 2018|

According to theknot.com, 80 percent of weddings happen between the months of May-October, so we’re officially in wedding season! Prior to 2018, I had not attended a wedding in a few years, but this year I have three weddings on my calendar! My wedding anniversary is also in June, so I’ve been thinking about gift […]

How to Stay Connected When You’re Apart

By |April 4th, 2018|

When my husband and I started dating, we attended different colleges in different states. We had been friends in high school and reconnected over a Christmas break. Just a few weeks later, I went to Argentina for a semester. We got engaged that summer and spent a few months together before I went back to […]

The Walls We Build

By |March 6th, 2018|

Do you ever feel like there’s a wall between you and your spouse?  

Maybe the wall is an issue that hasn’t been resolved, a betrayal of trust or just a lack of connection and attention over a long period of time.  

Whatever it was, in order for us to work through the problem and tear […]

Love Does

By |February 7th, 2018|

What’s your opinion of Valentine’s Day? I find that people either love it or hate it. In either case, Valentine’s Day is just a week away!

Although it is very much a Hallmark holiday, I do enjoy how Valentine’s Day gives us the opportunity to think about love and expressing it to the important people in […]

The Best Christmas Gift for Your Spouse

By |December 20th, 2017|

You may have already purchased your spouse a Christmas gift. Or maybe you’ve just started thinking about it. Either way, I have a suggestion for all of us that doesn’t cost a lot of money: living a life of love.

We often think about intentionally loving our spouse around Valentine’s Day or our wedding anniversary, but […]

How to Help Your Spouse Through a Difficult Season

By |November 16th, 2017|

Life is hard and sometimes we experience circumstances that challenge us, scare us or rock us to the core. These circumstances often result in seasons, periods of life, that are difficult to navigate for one or both spouses in a marriage.

While we do we experience these struggles together, sometimes these circumstances directly affect one […]

Wise Wiring

By |October 19th, 2017|

Do your wires ever get crossed with your spouse’s? They just don’t get you and you just don’t get them. It feels like you’re speaking different languages.

Well, it’s kind of true.

Men and women are wired differently and therefore think, speak and act differently. That’s why you can both share the same experience, but have different […]

The Crazy Cycle

By |July 19th, 2017|

Do you ever feel like you get in a crazy cycle with your spouse? Sometimes you just don’t get along and you can’t figure out what the deal is.

Allow me to make a suggestion based upon Dr. Emerson Eggerich’s book “Love and Respect.” The premise of his book is that the primary need wives have […]

Don’t Take It Personally

By |June 28th, 2017|

One thing I struggle with in my marriage is accepting suggestions and constructive criticism from my husband. It’s often such simple things, but I take them to heart and take his words to mean way more than they do. 

Back in our newlywed days, he once said, “Honey, the next time you go to the store […]

Extend Grace and Overcommunicate

By |June 20th, 2017|

It’s summer! My husband is taking a few weeks off for some much-needed time away from work. I’m excited that it’s during our kids’ summer vacation so that we can spend quality time together as a family.

We’ve also decided to tackle some home improvement projects we’ve been wanting to do for a while now. We’re […]