Two Tips for an Epic Christian Marriage 1

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 …

I Love Jesus and My Marriage is a Hot Mess 1

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 …

A Lil’ Romance is in Order… 6

A Lil’ Romance is in Order…

For Christmas this year our older batch of children, the man-babies and the lady-babies, gave my husband, Justin and me a priceless gift. Wrapped in fancy paper was a coupon, offering free babysitting and dinner for two at our favorite restaurant in Dallas, the Nobu. I had a speaking event in the Dallas area so we planned accordingly and then peeled out of the driveway, kicking up dust as we sped out the front gate of our ranch last Saturday. …

I am in love with my contractor… 1

I am in love with my contractor…

I am in love with my contractor, luckily he’s also my husband… When I was pregnant with our youngest daughter Sophie, we were building a custom home for some clients.  At the time, I was homeschooling our oldest daughter Maggie and staying home with a very young John and Luke. In an effort to make some extra money I was doing a few of the secretarial duties for our home building business.  I was a hormonal and physical wreck. In …