4 Ways to Be United as Parents Even When You Disagree

 Are you frequently frustrated by how your spouse disciplines or treats your children?  Try out these four rules to be more united as parents. This month’s theme is parenting TOGETHER. In the first post of the series, I gave you permission to prioritize your spouse over your children. Last post, our marriage panel discussed how to blend two very different parenting styles. I’ve mentioned on this blog’s Facebook page and in an email to our email subscribers, but I haven’t officially announced on the blog yet that I’m writing a book!  The topic is based on a series we held a… Read More

Blending Two Very Different Parenting Approaches

Do you have a more strict or more laid back parenting style than your partner? . . . Great!  Our marriage panel is taking on the question of how to blend different parenting styles. This month’s theme is parenting TOGETHER. Last week I gave you permission to prioritize your spouse over your children. This week, we’ve got our amazing marriage panel answering the question of how to agree on parenting tactics?  Hope you enjoy their wisdom as much as I did! Reader Question: “I would love to pick your panel’s mind about how to blend very different parenting styles. My spouse’s… Read More

I Give You Permission to Prioritize Your Spouse Over Your Children

Do your children demand the majority of your time and attention during the day so your spouse gets the dregs at night? You’re not alone. Sometimes we need permission to let go of the parenting “shoulds” for the sake of our marriage.  Welcome to a new month and a new theme!  This month’s theme is PARENTING TOGETHER.  Back when I surveyed my readers, many cited parenting as an area of struggle in their marriage. Its a tricky one.  We can often come to a place in our marriage where we are tolerant of our spouse’s faults, but when their faults come in… Read More

5 Easy Ways to Support Your Spouse in a Healthy Lifestyle

Sometimes we unintentionally sabotage our spouse’s health ambitions.  By figuring out the root of unhealthy habits, leading by example, making it fun, and being patient you’re well on your way to supporting your spouse’s healthy lifestyle. By Paige Johnson I am so happy Paige reached out to me with this guest post.  The balance between genuinely helping your spouse to be healthy and nagging them (which breeds resentment) is a fine line, and Paige’s suggestions are on target for being helpful instead of judgmental.  Paige blogs for LearnFit.org.  If you’re interested in learning how to make fitness work with your lifestyle,… Read More

How Should Newly Weds Handle Their Finances?

How to Handle Your Finances as Newlyweds

By being honest, creating a strict budget and discussing financial goals together, you will be well on your way to successfully handling your finances as newlyweds. By Ainsley Selene Allow me to introduce you to Ainsley- a guru of finances and investments.  Today she is talking to us about how to figure out what to do with your finances as newlyweds.  It can be a big step to suddenly be responsible and accountable to someone else with your spending, but Ainsley is here to help us ease that transition.  Wise words.  Thanks Ainsley!   – Celeste   A new chapter in… Read More