Habits of a Successfully Married Couple

We’re coming up on 3 years married this May and I know we’re still babies and have so much to learn, but we’ve also learned a lot so far along the way. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… marriage takes WORK. And there’s nothing wrong with working hard for something so worth […]

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I Didn’t Marry “The One”

It didn’t take me long after getting married to realize I didn’t marry “the one.” Actually, I probably had this realization long before we got married and went ahead with the marriage anyway. Once all of the crazy endorphins of falling in love disappeared, I was left looking at the man I had chosen to […]

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Mathematical Marriage Equation

How is it that in marriage, two individuals are supposed to come together and create one unit? How can they maintain their own identities, while being “one”? For a long time I thought that marriage somehow defied the laws of mathematics and looked something like this: 1+1=1 I’ve learned recently (by listening to one of […]

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Benefits of Getting Married Young

In current North American culture, getting married young seems to be frowned upon. There is an overall expectation to fully establish your career, travel the entire world, and know who you are completely. Couples are expected to live together to “test the waters,” and see if they’re “compatible.” The truth is there is value in […]

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What I Wish I Knew… Before Getting Married

Before getting married, I tried to prepare myself in the ways I knew possible. I read a few books. We got premarital counseling. We prayed together often. But nothing can truly prepare you for what happens when you say, “I do,” get home from your honeymoon, and find yourself settling into your newly married life. […]

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Our Proposal Story

We both knew pretty early on in our relationship that we would someday get married. For months our biggest arguments consisted of me whining, asking him when he was going to propose, and him telling me to “BE PATIENT!” He told me it was hard for him when we would talk about our wedding, because […]

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How I Planned a Surprise Vacation For My Husband

My husband recently celebrated the big 3-0! While preparing for his 29th birthday, I kept thinking, “What on earth am I going to do for his 30th?” I knew it had to be big and it had to make him feel special. Then it came to me… There is nothing my hubby would love more […]

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