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…

5 Promises that Squelch Fear

This world is so scary sometimes. I had to stop watching the news because it was so depressing. Fear is something we battle our whole lives. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man, woman, or child. It hits us all and we find ourselves scrambling for cover. God knew we were going to be running…

A Difficult, Blessed Year {Our Exciting News}

2015 was hard. January brought an infertility diagnosis. February brought surgery for my grandpa to remove his lung cancer. March brought a surgery gone wrong for my aunt, which left us pleading for her life. April brought a positive pregnancy test. May brought lots of puking and anxiety, and on my birthday, the devastating loss…

Messy Is the New Black

No really, I am a mess. I am an open person by nature. I have been accused of having no filter. It is true that if someone asks me how I am doing, I will actually tell them. Sometimes this works against me, because not everyone actually wants to have a deep talk at the…

To the Wife with High Expectations

To the wife with high expectations, Just kidding, I am writing this to myself, but feel free to join me if this is something you struggle with. I expect a lot. I have an idea in my mind of what I want and I hold on dearly to it. Maybe my imagination gets the best…