Posts on Marriage

The Lord’s Prayer for Marriage

Prayer. The thing we most need to do, but what so many of us struggle with. I have a few people in my life who are prayer warriors, plain and simple. I call them when I need prayer because I know they will truly pray. Lately, I find myself wanting this in my own life,…

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 internet. But alas,…

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 inside.…

Why Fighting Means You Care

Indifference equals hatred.  Wow. That is a strong statement. But I think it is a true one. Our pastor said this in a message recently and it jumped out at me because while I know our marriage has a lot of issues, indifference is not one of them. Now, I may tell my spouse I…

Why I Cheer More Than I Lead

Never underestimate the power of a soft word. Marriage is full of little hurdles to jump. Sometimes you even have to scale a mountain or two in an effort to make progress. I wish relationships were easier. I wish my husband and I saw things the same way and never disagreed. I also wish ice…

To the Spouse Who Doesn’t Understand Anxiety…

My husband recently told me he wishes that he knew what my anxiety felt like. He knows the stress of the night before a test, the fearful anticipation of a job interview, and the normal stressors of life—but he doesn’t know the anxiety that I know. I’m guessing there are more of you spouses out…

What Butterflies Actually Have to Do with Love

Here are some things I’ve learned about love: It is not something that “happens” to you. It is not something you “fall into.” It does not occur at, “first sight.” This my friends, is called infatuation. And infatuation doesn’t stick around. As soon as the rubber meets the road, infatuation high tails it, and leaves you to…