All in Marriage

Happily Ever After Does NOT Exist

The story of two people falling in love, overcoming all odds to find happiness and live happily ever after is a MYTH, a legend, a well known story but false and inaccurate. The assumption is made that the happy couple live out the rest of their days in constant happiness, at least that’s what they say. Every “good” story ends with “and they lived...

Why Marriage Is So Hard

I always thought I was a loving person until I got married. Everyone told me what a nice a person I was, how great of a girl I was. In eighth grade at the end of one of my basketball practices, Mr. Jones, my coach, went around and told everyone what strength he saw...

How to Get the Spark Back When Mundane Takes Over

Marriage can become mundane. It seems to fade into the background as you move along. It becomes routine as you complacently go about life. Your life with your spouse soon appears dull, unadventurous, tedious, lifeless, and on the verge of becoming annoying. The spark that once ignited the relationship seems to have been extinguished by some...

The Truth About Sex

Take what you know and throw it out of your mind. We’ve been submerged in a culture who idolizes sex. Its present in subtle innuendos, captured and shared on the big screen, placed in magazines, stitched into clothing. Our very idea of sex is directly linked to what makes us beautiful aka worthy...

51 Questions For Closer Intimacy

As his friend and wife, that’s my job, to pursue him, to get near him, to understand him, as it is his with me. We frequently ask each other questions to better understand one another, to get close to one another. I believe it is one of the greatest things a couple can do to help...

21 Free Date Ideas

We live in a world of “not yet” and “maybe someday.” Living on one income doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for extras.

But there is one extra that we WON'T do without. It may be budgeted differently depending on the month, but it is never left out. Since the beginning of our marriage we have made dates a priority, time spent intentionally getting to know one another more...

Why The Ring Isn't Everything

If you were to pop a glance at my ring you might be surprised. In today’s world of Pinterest and the Knot.com, where bigger is better, my ring wouldn’t make the cut. In today’s world where men are “supposed” to spend a months salary or even three months salary mine wouldn’t measure up.