Enter to Win a Marriage Book Bundle!

We’ve decided it’s time for our first monthly giveaway! One lucky wife (or wife-to-be) will win copies of The Fruitful Wife by Hayley DiMarco, The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller and Kathy Keller, 30 Days to a Happy Husband by Arlene Pellicane, Real Marriage by Mark Driscoll and Grace Driscoll, and Men Are Like…

The Best Kind Of Work – Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck is getting some heavy criticism this week.  Evidently people didn’t like his acceptance speech at the Oscars. Clearly the messages scribbled on his hands by his daughters didn’t convince the public of his family devotion. They didn’t appreciate him mentioning that his marriage takes “work”.   More and more our culture shuns hard work. …

3 Things to Remember on Your Wedding Day

  1. Your emotions might get the best of you. My entire wedding day, I felt like crying my eyes out. I wasn’t sad, and I wasn’t really sure where they were coming from—yet they were constantly welled up in my eyes. I think part of it was because I was in shock that the…

Trust The Process

Forgiving is difficult. Plain and simple. It can throw us for a loop when we have to forgive. I wonder if it’s because we are conditioned from childhood to think forgiveness is such a simple routine. Remember back…you are  playing out in the yard with a friend. Out of nowhere your friend hauls off and…

A Letter to Seasoned Wives

Dear seasoned wives, When that young, googley-eyed, head-over-heels in love, newly-engaged girl runs up to you and exclaims the news of her upcoming wedding, please resist the urge to shoot her down. Sure, she probably doesn’t fully understand that the first year of marriage will be far from bliss. She doesn’t know what it feels…

Love is a Verb

An amazing truth has recently settled around my heart like a warm blanket. It took twenty one years for me to see it clearly. I don’t know if it dawned on me all at once, or just sort of slowly made it’s way in. People show love for others in their own way. They really,…

Going to Bed Angry

Recently Kyle and I got into a heated argument. And to be quite honest, it was over something so miniscule that I can’t even remember why we were arguing. What I do remember is that around 11 p.m. I looked at the clock and realized that we had been fighting for three hours already. My…