I’ll admit to being a little bah-humbug about Valentine’s Day, but a friend once told me that a holiday centered around love is always a good thing. So with that in mind, I try to find thoughtful things to do for my spouse instead of material gifts. I also don’t usually plan gifts very far… Read More 15 last minute (cheap) Valentine gift ideas
This year my Valentine’s Day present to my husband is to pray for him specifically every day for the month of February. Want to join me? I’ve got a printable calendar of prayers for us, and you can even print it off and give it to your hubby. When I told Marcello what my present will… Read More Praying for your spouse 1 month printable
You’ve been married for years. There have been ups and downs, good times and bad. The secrets have been exposed and the perfect dating facade has long been lifted. Maybe you feel more like roommates than lovers. Now what? In this final post in my marriage series I want to talk about how to rekindle… Read More Part 4: How to fall in love with your spouse again
This is the post in the marriage series that I don’t want to write, but I’ll warn you, I’m passionate about it all the same. I’m serious about these topics because they have safeguarded my marriage and given me such a security that I can only thank God for his guidance. That said, the points… Read More Part 3: How to protect your marriage
Last week I started a four-part series on marriage, starting with how to make your marriage last. (Go back and start with that post if you haven’t read it yet.) This week we’re going to talk about fighting — how to prevent it, how to argue fairly and how to resolve it. Conflict is inevitable in… Read More Part 2: How to stop fighting in your marriage
Marcello and I have been married 10 years. That’s a short amount of time to some and a long amount to others, but either way a lot happens in the first 10 years of marriage. You go from being a “me” to a “we,” and that doesn’t come without challenges, compromise and work. The past… Read More Part 1: How to make your marriage last
If you follow me on Instagram maybe you saw that Marcello and I have started date nights twice a month! We paid off our minivan with our tax refund and money we had saved. (Insert the Carlton dance.) Little savings add up and now we have an extra $300 a month. Keep getting those deals and stashing the… Read More Date night ideas and ways to save
What does your spouse do that fills your heart to the brim? What do you do that makes your child’s eyes light up big and bright? We each receive love differently, so if we speak each other’s language we’ll get farther faster. Marcello and I were introduced to Gary Chapman’s book “The Five Love Languages” as… Read More Are you speaking your family’s love language?