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Daughter of the King of Kings, wife, mom, friend, and bookworm. I am so glad you are here! I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy reading these blog posts.
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You would think by now I would have it all figured out. I would meet my husband Jonathan’s love language every day. Each day, I would take time to pray for him. Oh, and I would definitely always respond in a respectful way. After almost 20 years of marriage, I still don’t have it figured…Continue Reading
In the book Keep Showing Up: How to Stay Crazy in Love When Your Love Drives You Crazy author Karen Ehman takes a look at what it means to keep showing up in marriage. Today, I will share three things I learned from Keep Showing Up.Continue Reading
As wives, we have the privilege of praying for our husbands. I love how Sharon Jaynes states it: “The most important work we can do for our husbands is on our knees.” This year, I encourage you to make a commitment to get on your knees and pray for your husband. In today’s post, I share 8 scriptures to pray for your husband and an example prayer to go with each Scripture.Continue Reading
Before a plane takes off, the flight attendants review the protocol about what to do if there is an emergency. They remind you that you must put your mask on first. Why? So you can take care of others. This reminds me of being a Mom. In order to take care of our kids and love our husband well, we must take care of ourselves first.Continue Reading
Hocking Hills, OH, Ludington, MI, Fort Wayne, IN or a hotel across town. These are just a few of the places we have gone for our anniversary getaways. This past weekend, we took time away as a couple. I believe that getaways are vital for the marriage relationship. Here are four reasons why.Continue Reading
18 years full of ups and downs. But, I wouldn’t trade those years for anything. Jonathan and I have grown closer than ever before and I can honestly say I love and respect Jonathan more. These past 18 years have been a lot of work but so worth it. How have we stuck with it? I firmly believe we have a stronger marriage because of these 5 habits.Continue Reading
In June, Jonathan and I will be celebrating 18 years of marriage. There have been many ups and downs. But, I can honestly say it has been the best 18 years of my life. Besides keeping God at the center, I firmly believe that our marriage thrives because of our weekly date nights. Today, I am going to share the truth about date nights and why married couples need them.Continue Reading
A night without your kids or other people. A night for just you and your spouse. Doesn’t this sound amazing? This is what we call a Date Night. Date Nights are a priority in our house. It’s our time away to focus on each other.Continue Reading
The end of 2017 is almost here. Is it just me, or did this year go fast? Honestly, it has been a great year. I am not who I was in January of 2017 and for that I am grateful. God has worked in my heart to help me be more like Jesus. I am also thankful for the many fun memories of this year. Today, I am going to share a year in review; a final update on my 2017 goals.Continue Reading
Always be joyful. Never Stop Praying. Be thankful in all circumstances. Say what? How in the world do you do this? When I read these commands in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, I really wondered if they were doable or impossible. After spending time studying these verses, I realized they were doable.Continue Reading