7 Verses For The Struggling Marriage

People warned us that the first year was the hardest. I am pretty sure those people have no idea what they are talking about because it was the second year that almost took us both out. When our marriage was falling apart, and talk of divorce began to come up, these are the verses to which I turned. 

Today’s post is for my dear sisters out there are in a marriage that is struggling. You worry you’re failing and that you will never figure it out but you don’t want to give up, and you need encouragement to keep going. These verses are for you, my sweet friend. 

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Who To Take Relationship Advice From - And Who Not To

Someone once told me that opinions are like buttholes - everyone’s got one. I have always loved and lived by that piece of well-spoken wisdom. Everyone knows how you should be living your life or what you should or shouldn’t be doing in your relationships. Most people will be more than willing to share their inflated knowledge with you, usually without you even asking. 

When navigating marriage, there are so many hurdles and challenges to work through and overcome. You are going to need advice. You are going to need counsel and guidance. With opinions flying around from every side, how can you know who’s advice to take to heart and apply and who to just smile and nod at as their words just bounce off your forehead? How can you discern who's just talking out of their hind ends and who is actually offering genuine help and wisdom?

Today’s post is for my dear sisters out there are in a marriage that is struggling. You worry you’re failing and that you will never figure it out but you don’t want to give up, and you need encouragement to keep going. These verses are for you, my sweet friend. 

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How To Keep Loving When You Feel Neglected

A year ago my husband & I were in a very different place than we are now. Very different. I eventually gave up on the blog title idea but never deleted it. Going through my phone a couple months ago I came across the title again and this time I realized that it was never meant to be a blog post idea but a question from my heavy soul to my loving Father. 

I was a wife who felt very neglected but wanted to learn how to love in spite of how I felt. I wanted to learn to take charge of my feelings and emotions and love my husband even when I felt abandoned or believed he didn’t deserve it. 

Mike and I have had so much breakthrough and healing over the course of the last year. So now I sit once again to write out this post. This time I come to share all that the last year has taught me. If you are feeling neglected, abandoned or forgotten then this, my sweet friend, is for you.

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The Five Love Languages: Why They Matter

It is a basic human need to love and be loved. It’s what we all want but it can be difficult to achieve. This is where the love languages come in.

I am always analyzing the people around me and trying to figure out what their dominant languages and Enneagram types are. Love Languages are an extraordinary and powerful tool that I just don't think many people are utilizing and I think that’s because though many people have heard of them, few people know why they matter. So here is why Love Languages matter.

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5 Date Night Ideas For Your Introvert

I am an introvert. Specifically, I am an outgoing introvert. This means I have an outgoing personality, but I value quiet time at home. I need down time where I just hang out on my couch with my husband and just recharge. I love people, but there is a defined cutoff point for me time wise where I am just done, and I want to go home.

There are times when I am so drained mentally that by the time date night rolls around the last thing I want to do is go to a crowded restaurant where there will probably be a wait for a table. Even when we get the table, the waitress will be so rushed that I'll feel rushed to eat and move on when I'd prefer to take my time and talk with my handsome date. Them on to a packed theater to see a new release where we can hopefully find a decent seat. This just isn’t a fun idea to me. Blame it on my social anxiety.

So for all my fellow introverts or my extraverts that have the blessing of loving an introvert, this is for you. Today I want to share some date night ideas for those of you, who like my husband, have a spouse that is on the introverted and socially awkward side. These introverted date night ideas are straight from a fellow introvert but keep in mind there are varying degrees of introversion and extroversion so run these by your introvert to see if they like them. 

Here are my 6 date night ideas for your introvert!

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