I didn't need my husband

I Didn’t Need My Husband, & He Didn’t Need Me

When I Didn’t Need My Husband, & He Didn’t Need Me What is this thing called love? From the first kiss to the “I do’s,” and the late-night feedings, big fights, great makeups, and checking account mishaps, marriage and lovey-dovey don’t always co-exist. I have said it before, I will say it again, there is nothing “cool” about man bashing. Ick. I love my husband.  He is my family.  And, he is my best friend. He mystifies, irritates, and delights …

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The Number One Key to a “Perfect” Marriage

I guess it would be ideal, and perhaps make me more “readable,” to tell you all the things that are perfect about my marriage.   But I try not to lie. It seems to me in the ways of “good” marriages and “bad” marriages, good is perfect, sweet, and easy.  Bad means, well, you don’t talk about bad. After all, especially in Christian circles, we should all get along and Jesus can fix anything. Until He doesn’t.  Which is baffling. …

hardest thing I have to tell my husband

The Hardest Thing I Have to Tell My Husband

The Hardest Thing I Have to Tell My Husband I love my husband. In addition to my love of Justin, my husband, I love color. My favorites are pink, duh, and blue… but of course!  I love lipstick, red primarily, and frosty nudes. I am a creative. Also, I am a talker. I am pretty high maintenance, but I believe myself to be low maintenance, which translates to VERY high maintenance. And I am good with this. I have been married …

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Two Tips for an Epic Christian Marriage

An epic Christian marriage? Is this even possible? What would that even mean?  What would it look like? If you are like me you can think of a couple, maybe two couples that have that “epic Christian” thing going on.  They hold hands, everyone looks up to them.  They are well groomed and in sync.  They appear to have no struggles – not financial, not with their children, their waistlines, their tan lines, or their social lives.  No struggles. They …

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I Love Jesus and My Marriage is a Hot Mess

Oh marriage, you and your nonsense, romance, and folly. My husband, Justin and I are coming up on our 25th wedding anniversary. He was 22 when we met. I thought he was wise for his years – he had facial hair and could buy beer legally. [clickToTweet tweet=”I thought he was wise for his years – he had facial hair and could buy beer legally.” quote=”I thought he was wise for his years – he had facial hair and could …

The D-Word Saved My Marriage: What Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Missed that Could Save Yours

The D-Word Saved My Marriage: What Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Missed that Could Save Yours

Gnawing off your foot to save yourself is sometimes the answer, I guess. If Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie can’t do it, whose marriage is safe?  They have a nanny! And we good Christian girls should have perfect marriages, tiny waists, and never… ever say the D-word. Divorce. Ha.  I said it. And no, I am not getting one… nor have I ever had one. Before I got married, I was given three pieces of advice: Submit. Never go to …