Life Update: Anniversaries & Breakdowns

This week turned out to be even more proof of my desperate need of grace. Multiple celebrations in one week and one major breakdown all reminded me that I need grace at my highest point just as much as I do at rock bottom. An Anniversary The 14th of May is a super important date…

Waiting: The Biggest Mistake Single & Unmarried Girls Are Making

I talk a lot about marriage around here. Mainly because, well, I’m married. And, in many ways, that might be a disqualifier for what I want to talk about today. But, don’t write me off just yet. Recently, I’ve noticed a common theme in the lives of my single and unmarried gal-pals and it’s something…

Relationship Red Flags: Recognizing Abusive Dating Relationships

If you’ve ever read or heard me give me my testimony, you know that a large part of it involves journeying through three years of an abusive dating relationship. And you also know that I take full responsibility for recognizing the signs and ignoring them. I spent most of my thought-life during that season trying…

Lies About Love: The Lies I Believed While Dating

Is there anyone who doesn’t have a horrible dating story? A heart break? A mistake? I count myself lucky that by the time I was 23 I’d put the dating world behind me and was married. But, in the years I was dating… oh boy. Talk about some serious mistakes, horror stories, and a few…

Prioritizing Your Marriage: 4 Ways To Date Your Spouse

David and I learned pretty early on in our marriage just how important it is to continue to date after we said “I do.” With unexpected obstacles and typical stresses of life knocking down our door the day we returned from our honeymoon, we knew that we had to prioritize our relationship above everything else…

Failing As A Wife: How to Overcome Feelings of Inadequacy

If you have been married for any length of time then you know this exact feeling — knowing that you have messed up in one of the most important jobs you’ve ever had and let down the person you love the most. It’s not only heartbreaking but it makes you feel completely inadequate.

The Best Date Night Plan EVER

Hi sweet friends, Fall is one of my favorite times of the year — and it isn’t just because of all the cozy sweaters and excuses to eat tons of soup. Fall is a very special season for me because it’s when I married my best friend. David and I are celebrating 2 years of…

How to Journey Through Heartbreak & Remain Joyful

I’m just going to go ahead and say it, even though it is soooooo cliche, but just bear with me here….. We ALL must journey through heartbreak at some point. I know, I know….that doesn’t change how painful it is when it happens and it certainly isn’t a statement that offers hope. But, you probably…

3 Reasons Marriage Didn’t Solve My Body Image Issues

Today I’m diving into the topic that I have a lot to say about…yet it’s the topic I’m the most hesitant to discuss — and you know how I have no problem talking about the hard things here! In fact, I’m usually pretty difficult to shut up about those types of things! My approach today…

How I Prayed for My Love Story

One of my favorite stories of God’s grace in my life is the story of how I met my husband. It was a total God thing and I have told it to many single friends to encourage them. But, I was not always a believer in praying specifically for the husband I wanted or even…