Setting Boundaries in Marriage: What Does that Look Like?

Setting healthy boundaries in marriage? How do you do that? What does that feel like? Click through to read more.

What does setting healthy boundaries in marriage look like? We’re often good at getting mad or resentfully accommodating, but usually not so good at setting healthy boundaries. Boundaries. That is a topic I’ve never really addressed on the blog because in all honesty I don’t really know how to think about them. Oh I know how to lay down my desires to get what I want, but I’ve never really had a firm grasp on what setting healthy boundaries looks like exactly. That is, until I’ve spent a lot of time researching it for my upcoming book about mixed-faith marriages (sign… Read More

February Love Experiment Recap: Words of Affirmation

What would happen if you sent your partner a love note everyday for a month? Try an experiment and see! Click through to read more.

What happens if you send a loving note or text full of words of affirmation to your spouse everyday for a month? Good things friends. Good things. So we’re done with our February love experiment which to send a nice text, email or note to your spouse everyday.  This challenge was based on Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages book, specifically the words of affirmation love language. Time for a re-cap! Confession- the first half of the month went WAY better than the second half.  For the first half of the month I was doing the 14 Days of Love Letters… Read More

40 Loving Texts to Send Right Now To Make Your Spouse’s Day

Loving texts to send your partner. Click through to read thinking about you texts, sappy texts, apology texts and humorous texts.

Sample loving texts to make your spouse smile, including thinking of you texts, sappy texts, intimate texts, apology texts and humorous texts. I’ve been trying to text something nice to my husband everyday this month since that is our love experiment of the month. And I gotta say . . . . its getting hard to come up with original material!  This has nothing to do with my husband’s boundless awesomeness and everything to do with my lame, directionless texting. So, just some advice before we dig into sample texts, I would say if you want to give your relationship… Read More

Marriage Hack: Mastering Gottman’s Magic Ratio

Marriage Expert John Gottman is able to predict divorce with 95% accuracy with his magic ratio of 5:1 positive to negative interactions. Click through to learn how to cultivate more positive interactions.

Marriage Expert John Gottman is able to predict divorce with 95% accuracy with his magic ratio of 5:1 positive to negative interactions. Sounds like we should  learn how to cultivate more positive interactions. Our theme for the month is marriage hacks- helpful tips and tools for your marriage.  Recent posts: Marriage Hack:  Put Yourself Through Therapy  Marriage Hack: Write a Marriage Manifesto Marriage Hack:  Fill Yourself Up With Love This hack comes from John Gottman, king of marriage research.  Astonishingly and against all odds in social science, Gottman is able to predict divorce with 95% accuracy.  That does not happen in… Read More

The Power of Giving Up Having Things My Way

Do you want to be right or do you want to be married? I learn that lesson the hard way frequently because I tend to always think my way is the best. But really love is the best way. Click through to read why.

Do you want to be married or do you want to be right?  In this post I go through some situations were I wanted to be right and my marriage reaped the consequences. The theme for the month of September will be all about my personal marriage wins.  Each month I send my email subscribers a “win” I’ve had for the month, so the posts this month are taken directly from those emails I’ve sent out.  My email list is where I get pretty personal, so if you want in on this (and duh, you definitely want in on this), just  sign up right at… Read More