Tag: marriage advice

Our First “Hang Day”—an All Day, At-Home Date

Our First “Hang Day”—an All Day, At-Home Date

Last Saturday, my husband and I had our first official “hang day”—a day where we stay home all day with food and drinks, and the only plan is to have no plans. Basically, it’s an at-home date that goes from day to night. Our October […]

Why Do I Criticize My Husband?

Why Do I Criticize My Husband?

When my husband told me I criticized him, I was in shock. My thoughts were, “So, he has noticed,” and “But am I actually criticizing him?” Yes, he clearly noticed, and it clearly affected him. And, yes, I was criticizing him.   This was sometime […]

Why You Shouldn’t Take Off Your Wedding Rings During a Fight

Why You Shouldn’t Take Off Your Wedding Rings During a Fight

Have you ever taken off your wedding rings during an argument with your spouse? I think I took my engagement ring off once during a fight before we got married. I can’t recall what the fight was about, or if I really took it off […]

A Girl’s Guide to “Maintenance Sex”

A Girl’s Guide to “Maintenance Sex”

I think there are two types of maintenance sex. There’s the kind where you don’t feel like having sex, but you do it anyways for your partner. And, the kind where it’s been a while since you’ve had sex, and you just need to bang […]

Why We Chose Joint Banking for Our Marriage (and How It Works for Us)

Why We Chose Joint Banking for Our Marriage (and How It Works for Us)

There are lots of ways to handle money within a marriage, but my husband and I choose to have joint banking. We actually joined our bank accounts about a year before we got engaged. We already lived together and had a dog, and we knew […]

How to Give and Receive Sexual Criticism

How to Give and Receive Sexual Criticism

Giving and receiving sexual criticism can be awkward. You worry about your partner’s feelings when you give constructive sexual feedback. And, it can hurt your ego when your partner points out where you could improve. So, should you tell your partner when you don’t like […]

I Used to Question If My Marriage Was Normal

I Used to Question If My Marriage Was Normal

Have you ever wondered if your marriage is “normal?” If so, you’re certainly not alone. Though I don’t have this thought anymore, I was reminded that I once did when someone from the modwife.co community reached out to me with similar thoughts.   Here’s a […]

12 Springtime Date Ideas Under $50 (for Any City!)

12 Springtime Date Ideas Under $50 (for Any City!)

Springtime is my favorite season for dates. The weather is warm, but the humidity isn’t off the charts just yet – making outdoor dates a comfortable option. And most outdoor activities have one thing in common – they’re inexpensive!   Below is a list of […]

What to Do When Sex Feels Like a Chore

What to Do When Sex Feels Like a Chore

My husband and I were chatting about sex recently when I said, “I don’t really feel in the mood, but I want to have sex because I know my body needs it.” He responded with, “Damn. You don’t want to do it because it’s fun?” […]

How to Spice Up Vacation Sex

How to Spice Up Vacation Sex

Vacation sex is always something that stands out in my mind. I can vividly remember at least one round of sex from every vacation. Each is like an intangible, secret souvenir. There’s just something about vacation sex. I suppose beautiful surroundings, a carefree vibe and […]


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