Marriage

How We Knew We Were Ready for Kids and When We Started “Trying”

How We Knew We Were Ready for Kids and When We Started “Trying”

They say you’re never ready for kids, that if you wait until you’re ready, you’ll be waiting forever. But, that wasn’t the case for my husband and I. There was time in our relationship when we knew we were ready to expand our family. My […]

11 Little Ways We Keep the Passion in Our Marriage

11 Little Ways We Keep the Passion in Our Marriage

It’s the tiny romantic gestures that are essential to keeping us happy, fulfilled and passionate in marriage.

How I Found Out I was Pregnant & How I Told My Husband (on Valentine’s Day)

How I Found Out I was Pregnant & How I Told My Husband (on Valentine’s Day)

The day I found out I was pregnant was the same day I shared the news with my husband – Valentine’s Day. It was a work-from-home day for me, and I had planned on booking my flight to Vegas for my girlfriend’s bachelorette party, which […]

Holiday Date Ideas

Holiday Date Ideas

I told you that fall is for lovers, so you know I’m ready for holiday-themed dates with mine! Every year, my husband and I have a Christmas date night in and a Christmas date night out. The date night out is usually to a local […]

How My Faith Affects My Marriage

How My Faith Affects My Marriage

Two of the most important things to me are my faith and my marriage, so they affect one another greatly.   I am a Christian, but I consider myself more faithful than religious. I am not someone who knows Bible verses by heart, or knows […]

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 […]



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