Don't be a Loner

Don't be a Loner

They often talk about how it takes a village to raise your kids, and I can totally get behind that. 

But as I reflect on our marriage, I'm reminded of how vital that village is for marital relationships, too. 

Jordan and I have been blessed beyond belief by incredible community throughout our relationship. Whether they are friends we've had since childhood or people that...

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Why Our Marriage Won't Make It

Why Our Marriage Won't Make It

We hear stats all the time on the divorce rate in America, and it paints a pretty bleak picture. While I have some qualms with the accuracy of the stats, it's hard to neglect the fact that most of us know someone who is divorced–our own parents, a friend's parents, relatives, etc. 

We find out that amazing couple...

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Mama Lovin'

Mama Lovin'

It's a funny thing as you get older, you start to see your parents in a different light. And begin to see more of them in who you are. The cycles we go through with our parents through the years are intriguing–at birth we're completely dependent on them for everything. We move through elementary school years and think they are the superheroes. High school brings our darkest days as children–causing our parents many sleepless nights as we're out driving, making stupid decisions and thinking we know it all. Sorry about those years, mom and dad. 

Then college comes and many of us move away from home for the first time. And we experience a sadness we never thought would come after all those years of vowing to move out...

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The Most Punctual Person Ever

The Most Punctual Person Ever

You've seen this, either on TV or first-hand: the husband sitting in the car, impatiently waiting, anger slowly (or quickly) rising inside as he waits for his wife. They're already late and there's still no sign of her walking out the door.

The age-old stereotype of women being late. Now, my husband likes to say that "stereotypes are stereotypes because they're true." While this can often be the case, there are always exceptions to the rule and I am not (usually) that wife. (We've all had an off day or two where we just can't...

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Friday 5: How to Encourage Your Spouse Today

Friday 5: How to Encourage Your Spouse Today
  1. Pray with them–whether it’s before you head out the door for the day or before you fall asleep, take a couple minutes to go before the Lord together. Ask your spouse how you can be praying specifically for them today.
  2. Make a meal for them (breakfast in bed, pack a delicious lunch, have their...
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For Better or For Worse

For Better or For Worse

Ya know, I'm usually quick to jump on the social media PDA train for holidays such as Valentine's Day. To post a cute pic of the hubs and me, write what I love about him and why he's just plain awesome. And I guess this will ultimately end up being that, but in an untraditional way.

To be truthful with you all, the night before VDay, my husband and I got in a fight...

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Engaging

12 clues. a manicure. pink roses. and a flight to florida.

A year ago today began the scavenger hunt of a lifetime. Which would then lead to the most wonderful husband and fulfilling marriage I could ever have dreamed of. Read about Jordo's crazy, elaborate proposal here.