This week was my fourth anniversary of moving to a new state and starting over in many areas of life. Five years ago, everyone around me seemed to be growing and moving up in life while I felt stuck in old habits and stalled dreams. A relationship had ended, my job didn’t feel exciting or … More Ask, seek, knock
Husband and I have been having conversations lately about what we watch, what we listen to, and what we see online. … More You are what you let yourself see
After a routine check up last week, I had a minor health scare that required more testing.
I consider myself really healthy in general and don’t flip out when I get sick, because the worst that happens to me is I get a cold for a few days in winter. But this was potentially more serious. And for the first time, the state of my health worried not just me but my husband. … More He Protects Me
My mentor emailed me the other day with these probing statements about identity. If you look deep down into yourself and your life, how many of these can you answer “Yes!”? If the first few scare you, maybe focus on the last few, and especially the last one. I believe that when we step back … More What do you believe about yourself?
Lots of sad, twisted things going on in our world lately, but the incident I haven’t been able to forget is the Stanford rape case. Like most of the country, this incident wasn’t on my radar until the victim handed her statement over to Buzzfeed. If you haven’t read it yet, go. I’ll wait for … More What I Want My Husband to Know About Rape
How often do you sit down for a meal with your spouse?
No phones, no TV, no other distractions. Just you two and some food. … More Why we eat together
Do you and your spouse check in with each other about your marriage? While driving home from work one day last week, my husband called to check in and chat. Normally I hate when he does this, and I don’t pick up my phone. I do not want to report on my progress home as … More Leave a message after the beep
My birthday is this week, and instead of a birthday gift list, I’ve been inspired by the story of Solomon to think about what I really want from life and from God. … More Birthday Wish List
We’ve been married for more than a year and a half, and I still get this question often: “So how’s married life?!” Most people expect a pat answer like, “It’s wonderful!” Or something more in line with all the Pinterest-y photos that illustrate the highlight reels of most newlyweds on social media: “We’re six months … More “So how’s married life?”
Husband and I ran another half marathon this weekend, and it was SO fun. However, the weeks leading up to it weren’t so fun. Then I lost my wedding ring. … More Running bling and a missing wedding ring