Six Ways To Strengthen Your Marriage When You Rarely See Your Spouse

By Jessica This post is part one of the series: How To Keep Your Marriage Strong When You Never See Your Spouse. First up in our series, we’ve got Jessica.  The first thing you need to know about Jessica is that she is superwoman.  I’m not sure how any one woman can do so much in a day- homeschooling five kids, volunteering, cooking, cleaning, befriending strangers.  Super powers is the only explanation I can come up with.  Oh and she’s done all this while her husband Ben has been working crazy hours finishing up his medical residency/med school/MBA.  Superwoman.  I… Read More

Weekly Marriage Tip:  Put Your Spouse On Your To-Do List

This week’s marriage tip was inspired by my friend Michelle over at the blog Motherhood in the Major Leagues.  She posted about this video clip Spouse vs Kids:  Finding Balance in Marriage: The speaker here is Matt Townsend, whom I had never heard of, but apparently he is a relationship expert (according to his website), so I guess we should all listen to him.  Also, how do I acquire this title? Anyway, I likes what he has to say.  Here are his four tips on finding the balance in your marriage: 1. Find the compliment not the critique. 2. Lose… Read More

How to Make Valentine’s Day Romantic When You’ve Procrastinated Planning Valentine’s Day

By Celeste If you’re anything like me, your week went something like this: Monday:  Grocery shopping- am I forgetting something this week? Tuesday: Oh look Valentine’s Day is this week.  It’s so far away, I’m sure I’ll think of something to do for it. Wednesday:  Wasn’t there something I was supposed to be planning? Thursday:  Oh shoot, Valentine’s Day is in two days!  Ok, I’ll get on this first thing tomorrow. Friday:  Dangit!  It’s tomorrow.  Let’s google this thing.  Pinterest!  Why are all of your ideas so crafty?!?! Saturday:  Right, ok, it’s today.  What’s something I can do/make that looks… Read More

Weekly Marriage Tip:  The 15 Second Kiss

By Celeste I thought it might be fun to share a short little marriage tip every week that I find online or elsewhere. This week, it’s the 15 second kiss from the blog Fierce Marriage.  The challenge is pretty much what it sounds like. . . kiss your spouse for 15 seconds everyday for a week. Pretty simple right? The thing about kissing is, as it says in the article, “It’s nearly impossible to kiss for an extended period of time and not feel closer.” Long kissing- it’s good for marital bonding.  Read what Ryan and Selena learned from their… Read More

A Year of Creative Dates: Thinking Outside the Box

By Shelly Lopez If you have come seeking creative date ideas, you have come to the right place.  Shelly and Jershon are the most fun, creative couple I know.  It is a pure delight to hang out with them and participate in some of their creative genius.  I feel like most date nights Rich and I are “too tired” to think of something creative.  Good thing we have such great friends to remind us that creativity does take more energy but it is so worth it to have fun and awesome memories with your spouse. Also Shelly is all-knowing about… Read More