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A Mocha For Your Tuesday

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Last week I talked about finding something you enjoy in the activities your wife (or soon to be wife) does.  Even if you don’t love the activity itself, try to find something in that activity that you can love.  Or learn to love. So this week I wanted to talk about finding and doing something […]

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She loves Yoga.  But you think it’s just silly. She loves chick flicks.  But they make you want to fall asleep. She loves going thrift shopping.  But you get bored after 2 minutes. She loves to travel, but all old houses look the same to you. Does this sound familiar? There are some couples that […]

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“Never talk badly about your spouse to other people or vent about them online. Protect your spouse at all times and in all places.” ~Dave Willis In a culture where social media is used as place to vent our feelings, this is something to take seriously! In a moment of anger or resentment, giving just […]

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I was reading an article a little while ago about a couple who had gone to a marriage counseling session. The complaints seemed petty, but I suspect the issues went way deeper than the symptoms. The counselor at one point in the session told the couple that “everything will work out”. There was more to […]

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I’ve loved quotes for as long as I can remember. They were doodled on my Lisa Frank notebooks and taped on my Space Makers. (Who remembers those?!) One of my favorite quotes as a teenager: “Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instruments afterward. Start your day…with God.” ~James Hudson Taylor Even […]

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We all know what it’s like to come home tired, cranky, and just kind of annoyed with life. The smallest things can set us off, and quickly. When those tense emotions make you critical of anything and everything, be careful about going into attack mode! There’s a big difference between attacking and discussing. It’s important […]

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In the business world that Joel and I live in, we talk a lot about working in our business versus working on it. Working in our business means doing what I call the “busy work”. It’s writing blogs, designing albums, editing sessions, sending emails, and the four hundred and twenty-eight other details that go into every […]

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Did you know that most husbands really and truly want to make their wives the happiest creatures on earth? That sounds like it’s straight out of a Jane Austen novel… The truth is that guys have a strong desire to be your hero. He wants to ride in like a knight, all decked out in […]

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Sometimes when I blog, the words just come. I know my topic, I know my outline, and I know how I want to share my information. Sometimes, like today, it’s just a dreary winter day. I’m staring at the blinking cursor on my computer screen, much more tempted to curl up in bed with a […]

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“The essence of marriage is a sacrificial commitment to the good of the other. That means that love is more fundamentally action than emotion.” ~Tim Keller This is something that I don’t think you can hear too many times. :)

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Meet Cinnamon. She’s our sweet little furry sidekick. Joel and I love kittens! They’re so tiny and fluffy and adorable and perfect. We absolutely adore snuggling with them anytime we get a chance. There are a lot of reasons why having a cat of our own just isn’t a practical decision for us right now. […]

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I think we’re all guilty of it. In the heat of the moment, words slip out. Words that you didn’t truly mean. When you’re as close to someone as you are to your spouse, it’s easy to take out the filters of your speech when you’re angry, upset, or seriously annoyed. I’m definitely guilty of […]

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