What Our Wedding Vows Really Meant

What Our Wedding Vows Really Meant

Today marks three years with the incredible man I get to call my husband. It hasn't been a particular easy three years, but I'm so thankful to have spent them with him. So today I dedicate this blog post to Kyle . . . Dear Kyle, I look back at pictures, at our starry-eyed 16-year-old selves, … [Read more...]

Getting Married Young Made Marriage Harder

Getting married young made marriage harder

For most of our engagement, Kyle was working the 4 a.m. to 12 p.m. shift at JCPenny, going to school in the afternoon, and attending Fire Academy from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. He would then proceed to do the 40-minute drive home, do homework, and get up and do it all again the next day (on maybe four … [Read more...]

5 Gospel-Centered Books for Wives

5 Gospel-Centered Books for Wives

There are a lot of marriage books out there---it can be overwhelming trying to decide which ones are worth your money. I love reading, so I've read quite a few of them. Since I often get asked which ones are my favorites, I decided to put together a list of my top five. These have been especially … [Read more...]

Wives: Stop Judging, Start Listening

God can use any wife---of any age, life stage, or experience level---to make an impact on another marriage.

"A young wife giving marriage advice is like a pregnant woman giving parenting advice." I've been seeing this one floating around on Pinterest, and wow, how's that for discouragement? (And if we're going to get technical, this comparison honestly doesn't even correlate. An engaged woman giving … [Read more...]

Advice for Soon-to-be Wives

Advice for Engaged Couples

I often tell people that even if I got paid, I wouldn’t relive the year my husband and I were engaged. We dealt with everything from family feuds, to jobs quit, and beyond. I probably cried more in that year than the rest of my life put together. Everyone talked about what a beautiful time it was, … [Read more...]

Give Him Grace

Give Your Hubby Grace

“You what?!” “I lost it…” “How could you lose your health insurance card? It’s kind of important. Maybe if you carried a real wallet instead of keeping two cards in your phone case!” And so it began . . . a pointless argument about why he lost his insurance card. In the moment, I just couldn’t … [Read more...]

Dancing in the Minefields

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I remember reading books on the topic of dating in high school. They said “don’t date, you have absolutely no chance of marrying who you date in high school—and even if you do, it won’t turn out well.” I always knew Kyle was different than the boys I read about in those books. We always knew we … [Read more...]

3 Verses for Young Couples

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These are the top 3 verses that I have clung to during our first year of marriage. They have helped me tremendously in times of struggle. I encourage you to memorize them! 1. Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for … [Read more...]