So anyone who knows me well and has ever talked about marriage with me, knows I am a really big fan of this book called Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs. It’s kind of what Matt and I have built our very healthy marriage on. Don’t hear me wrong. Our marriage has had its fair … More Love and Respect Parenting
Marriage. Okay, so after almost 20years of marriage, I can honestly say in most ways marriage gets easier with time. We no longer fight about being young, broke, and barely making ends meet. We’ve fought most of the lack of understanding fights to be had, and we generally get each other and how we operate. … More Staying Married
My third and final blog on health marriages that promote healthy kids is focused on arguments. I believe that children need to see their parents have healthy arguments. I remember when a friend of mine got married in her early 20’s. Her parents had a beautiful picture perfect marriage, she could proudly say that she … More Can arguing in front of your children really be healthy?
So this is blog two on healthy marriages that promote healthy kids. This blog is all about how our kids need to see that their parents are physically affectionate to one another. All of my life I’ve had this precious friend named April. When I was young I loved being at her house because her … More Intimacy in marriage and the way it impacts your children
I can’t even tell you how many kids I’ve talked to who don’t see their parents date, and don’t even get me started on how mad I am at parents of teenagers who are clueless about dating because they’ve never ever had it modeled for them. … More Why your kids need to see you date your spouse.
Effort. Seems easy doesn’t it? Then why is it so hard? Valentines day is around the corner and men will be rushing out to buy cards, chocolates, jewelry and lingerie. They’ll book hotel and dinner reservations all in the hopes of showing their love and affection to their significant other, or at least to stay … More What Women Really Want
In our now 17 years of marriage I have prayed this prayer more than a few times. That’s right, today is 17 years of marital bliss, and marital not so bliss. And frankly this last year goes down in the history books as one of the harder years of our marriage, and we’ve seen some … More Dear God, Help Me To Like My Spouse
The title should actually read I don’t like my husband very much right now, but whatever. I should also say, that this is about love, but not about The Love Dare. If I’m being honest, I haven’t done it since before spring break. I know, I made a promise, I will finish it. But it … More I don’t like my husband very much
Ok, so before I head out to the great unknown (or rather, the great largely known- Grand Canyon), I thought I should fill you all in on my progress. I started the LOVE DARE one month ago. I would love to tell you that, that means I am 30 days into the dare…Rather, it means … More Progress Report
Over the last few years I’ve heard my daughter say things like “you can’t choose who you love” about a million times. She of course is a teenager and thinks this statement is logical. Truth is, you absolutely choose who you love. Love is not some kind of sappy emotion, that’s merely hormones. Love is … More What’s love got to do with it?