Tag: becoming a better wife

How I Made My Husband More Affectionate Toward Me

How I Made My Husband More Affectionate Toward Me

I remember praying one night for my husband to be more affectionate toward me. I was lying in bed the next morning when my husband walked around the bed to the bathroom. He leaned over and kissed my forehead. Yes. YES, I thought. That’s exactly […]

This Is Why I Want My Husband to Be Stubborn

This Is Why I Want My Husband to Be Stubborn

My husband and I are both stubborn. We could both argue (and validly make) our points until we’re blue in the face. And, ya know what? I don’t think being stubborn in marriage is a bad thing.   One of the ugly truths I’ve learned […]

How (and Why) I Left My Job with Nothing Lined Up

How (and Why) I Left My Job with Nothing Lined Up

I’ve always considered myself a strong, positive and confident person. But I once found myself in a job that made me question who I was and every decision I’d ever made. I was in this job for a total of eight months. Five of those […]

I Was a Nagging Wife Without Realizing It

I Was a Nagging Wife Without Realizing It

One of the oldest marriage tips out there is to not nag your spouse. It’s tried and true – nag your spouse, and you won’t have a happy married life. I always had an idea of what nagging was. I also had an image of […]

Treat Your Partner as You Want to Be Treated

Treat Your Partner as You Want to Be Treated

My husband and I have been through times in our relationship when we just weren’t happy. There’s also been times when our relationship was fine, but not as good as it could have been. When I think back on these periods, they all have one […]

You Can Make or Break Your Spouse’s Self-Confidence

You Can Make or Break Your Spouse’s Self-Confidence

I was recently celebrating at a girlfriend’s bachelorette party when my husband sent me a text message that instantly boosted my self-confidence.  The girls and I were about to hit the town, but I was not feeling very sexy. I think my words to the girls […]

10 Ways to Surprise Your Spouse During the Work Day

10 Ways to Surprise Your Spouse During the Work Day

We spend most of our day away from our significant others. Finding little ways to say I love you when you’re apart makes reuniting even more exciting at the end of the day. Plus, surprises help brighten the day and strengthen the bond you share. […]

Tend to the Garden that Is Your Relationship

Tend to the Garden that Is Your Relationship

I’ve only been married for three years, but my husband and I have been together for nine. Those earlier years were tough. We were both young, but I was younger, and I was more selfish than him. Selfishness. That’s the thing that stole some of […]

4 Reasons to Not Compare Your Marriage to Other Marriages

4 Reasons to Not Compare Your Marriage to Other Marriages

As a good rule of thumb in life, we shouldn’t compare ourselves to others – and the same goes for marriages and relationships. When we compare our relationship to other people’s relationships, it can make us feel unhappy with our own situation. But, the grass […]

5 Things Marriage Has Taught Me About Love

5 Things Marriage Has Taught Me About Love

We’re always learning, right? Or at least we should be. Marriage is teaching me that love isn’t always easy, and in fact, that it will make you feel so frustrated that you may just shatter a wine glass on the floor. On purpose. (Guilty!) But […]


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