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. …

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Jesus Be All Over You, and You Too

The first time I said, “Jesus be all over you,” in public, I think I was on a Facebook live. Actually, I have said it to my kids for years. And my mom always said, “Lord be with you.” Truth be told, I always answered back, “Thanks.” And my family answers back the same, “Thanks.” I guess it is only polite to acknowledge a blessing on your way out the door with a “thank you.” But today as Justin, my …

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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 …

Patience: How to Organize Thoughts and Feelings Without Losing My Ever-Loving Mind 1
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Patience: How to Organize Thoughts and Feelings Without Losing My Ever-Loving Mind

Ah, patience. A buzz word among women.  We either have it, need it, want it, or have given up all hope of ever meeting with it in this lifetime. If I had patience would I have peace?  If I had peace would I be more patient? My husband Justin, is a prince charming when he’s headed home at the end of the day.  I needn’t ask, he always texts and says, “Do I need to run in the store before …