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Life Is Hard, What Else Is New?

I'm catching on to the fact that life is hard. In fact, it is so difficult at times, I start to question God's wisdom in all of this. I mean, come on. Here we are, running around on this earth, trying our best not to get devastated by some awful thing. You may say you don't fear, and I say if that is you, you may be in denial. People are afraid. And they want to know what they are supposed to do with all of the stress and turmoil. They want to know how they can possibly find any hope as they look around at the loneliness and despair. They try to find solace in their marriage, or children or hobbies, but mostly, they distract themselves from the thought that at any moment the rug … [Read More...]

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I Idolized Motherhood—Until I Experienced It

If you're wondering why I haven't blogged in, well, too long, it's this: Pregnancy and motherhood have kicked my butt. Scares and ultrasounds through the first trimester. Monitoring our son in Seattle every few weeks during my second trimester, all to be told he looked perfect at 29 … [Read More...]

7 practical ways to fight anxiety

7 Practical Ways to Fight Anxiety

Anxiety can be such a beast. It ruins good days and makes bad days feel impossible. The hardest part about it, is how little others understand unless they have experienced it. Here are some things people without anxiety like to tell people with anxiety: Just tell yourself things are … [Read More...]

To the wife whose husband plays pokemon go...

To the Wife Whose Husband Plays Pokémon Go…

To the wife whose husband plays Pokémon Go... First off, I'm sorry. None of us could have seen this coming. We could have done something to prevent it had we only known. Locked them up. Hid their phones. Gotten rid of our cell phone data plans. Moved to a hut somewhere without  the … [Read More...]

I Make God Look Bad

I Make God Look Bad

I struggle with anxiety. I am a worrier. Sue me. I have been told its probably hard for my husband that I deal with anxiety, and I heartily agree. But its even harder on me. I have also been told that Christianity must not be working because if it worked, I wouldn't be so fearful all the time. If … [Read More...]

From a Man Who Lost His Wife

From a Man Who Lost His Wife: Wake Up and Love Better

Today’s guest post is written by my dad and Tayler’s Papa. He is a man with a big heart who has a lot of life experience. I think his voice is valuable to others because he has a great perspective on the importance of little things. I often hear him speak about how easy it is to love others well, … [Read More...]

Dear Wife Who's Married to a Jerk

Dear Wife Who’s Married to a Jerk…

Dear wife who's married to a jerk, Nitty Gritty Love is a conversation. So when we hear the same feedback from readers, I want to address it. We spend a lot of time here encouraging women, and we are equally encouraged, but when we get this question, I will admit, I sink a little … [Read More...]