Do I Need My Anger?

Do I Need My Anger? Anger can be a great spark to incite action, but clinging to it can poison you. Click through to read more

Recently it was my choice to pick our monthly book for my book club. I chose Loving What Is. Shocker I know. Not everyone loved it, which is totally fine because truth be told,  I don’t love the writing style and I find the tone a little pandering. BUT the ideas in it are golden. Golden I tell you! I can’t tell you how much this book has helped me (I mean, I’ve tried . . . and tried). But anyway, in our conversation during this book club, several people took issue with the book because wouldn’t loving what is… Read More

Using The Color Code Personality Test to Understand Your Spouse

Color Code Personality Test | Understanding your partner's motivations, strengths and limitations is key to any relationship. Click through to read more.

I first encountered the Color Code personality test in high school at a church camp. After we each took the test, we made little felt people in our color and made them into necklaces to wear all week in an attempt to get to know each other and serve each other better. Sometimes I wish everyone I meet would wear these little colored necklaces so I would better be able to tell what their strengths, limitations and most importantly, motivations are.  Understanding each other’s personalities and motivations help any relationship, but especially a marriage!  Megan Christensen is here today to… Read More

The Very First Step Toward Your Happy Marriage

Happy Marriage | The Secret to your happy marriage is all about your mindset. Click through to read more.

A happy marriage. We all want it. Sometimes its there in abundance and sometimes it feels so darn elusive that we’ll never have it. Why is that? Before we can understand how to have a happy marriage, we have to understand a few key things about happiness itself. Because sadly, we humans are notoriously TERRIBLE at understanding what makes us happy and what doesn’t. We become fixated, convinced that happiness lies juuuust ahead of that promotion or that 20 pounds we want to lose or when we find our soul mate. We’re convinced. BUT studies show over and over that… Read More

4 Ways I Unintentionally Harm My Relationship: A Review of Jennifer Finlayson-Fife’s Relationship Course

How I Unintentionally Harm My Relationship | Jennifer Finlayson-Fife's Relationship Course

Before we dive in here I want to let you, my readers know how much I value you. I try to listen to your emails and comments and let your ideas dictate my post topics. And I don’t try to sell you junk. Although, I could. Last week I was offered $200 to promote an electric razor in a post. These opportunities come frequently- whether its a mattress or pizza rolls or various other products. But I don’t pitch those products in my posts because I know it wouldn’t bring you, my readers any value whatsoever and I care about valuing the… Read More

14 Days of Love Letters

14 Days of Love Letters {Marriage Laboratory}

Introducing our love experiment for February as well as our 14 days of love letters challenge. Alright, it’s time to introduce our Marriage Laboratory Experiment of the Month (MLEM if you like- you can remember it because it sounds like phlem). This year all our experiments are based on Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages book and February will be all about . .. . . . WORDS OF AFFIRMATION! Here’s the experiment explained scientific method style: Problem: We feel disconnected from our spouses when we forget to make an effort to connect. Studies have shown our positive to negative interactions… Read More