That favorite piece of advice from bridal showers and gentle, older marrieds is wrong. Husband and I regularly let the sun go down on our anger, and we’re stronger than ever. … More It’s Okay to Go to Bed Angry
We’re going to a wedding this weekend for two friends who began dating right before our wedding two years ago. At a party last weekend, I asked the groom-to-be how he feels about getting married. “I’m ready,” he confidently said. “It feels weird, though, as if we should have gotten married earlier,” he continued. “I … More The right path to marriage
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
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 called me as he usually does at the end of the workday. We went over our plans for the evening as well as plans for tomorrow night’s sushi date to celebrate 19 months of being married. “Sake bombs!” He exclaimed. “Ha, funny,” I said. “But we agreed: No alcohol until our half marathon on … More The writing on the wall
Thinking some more about submission in marriage: What does it mean to submit when things aren’t fair? Last week when picking his mom up for our weekly dinner together, my husband noticed a terrible smell coming from her basement. His sister, who has been in Florida for the past month, left her three (!) ferrets … More Submission as an act of faith
This is ‘merica, and under our banner of freedom and manifest destiny-driven self-realization, we don’t let others tell us what to do. We don’t let them tread on us.
We don’t submit.
But what place does submission have within marriage? … More What does submission mean within a marriage?
Yesterday marked 18 months of wedded bliss not killing each other. Husband and I high-fived to that.
In all seriousness, while reading Colossians 3 last night, it struck me how much Paul and Timothy’s epistle could have been written for newlyweds. … More Made alive in marriage
We bought a house! A dream deferred came true yesterday: We successfully closed on a beautiful house sitting on almost an acre of wooded land in a location where we’re ecstatic to live. This was our second attempt at buying a home, and a huge victory for us because of the hard road we took … More A dream realized