Marriage, Struggling Faith

Maybe Being Angry in your Marriage is a Good Thing

Sometimes I get so angry with my husband that I can’t even begin to explain what that anger feels like. I get incredibly frustrated. Like I just want to pull my hair out. Literally. Anything to take my mind off how angry I am. Sometimes I play these scenes over and over in my head. Husband comes home from work. I yell at him. He sort of yells and responds, we hug and forgive and then...
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Best of, Marriage

A Love Letter to My Husband

Early in the morning, rolling in bed, fluffing the covers, your soapy husband scent tickles my nose and wakes me. I inhale the familiarity and think to myself, “home.” Comfort. My home is where my heart is and you hold my heart. You’ve held my heart since I was a teenage girl.   Sure we’ve had our movie romance moments with flower-filled gestures, candle-lit nights and poetic star...
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Marriage

Why I Quit Rolling my Eyes at My Husband’s Sports Obsession

The NFL theme song echoes up from our basement, signaling the start of the game. My husband has his traditional caffeinated beverage (usually Mt. Dew, but sometimes it’s this tea he makes that is his grandmother’s recipe) and he sits in his chair, eyes wide, anticipating the kick off. I am upstairs, rolling my eyes because I know what’s coming next. Passionate hollering at the TV,...
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Best of, Marriage

When Your Spouse Starts to Feel Like a Roommate

Exhaling loudly, I let myself fall onto our couch. I scan the room for the monitor to check if Mike is still praying with our toddler upstairs. I glance in the kitchen and see the dishes that have yet piled high again. The dogs are whining, needing to be let outside. I roll my eyes, annoyed that no one thought to let them out before dinner. It’s the end of the day and my patience has...
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Marriage, Struggling Faith

Is it OK to love on my husband when I don’t feel like it?

Spices are in the air. The heat from the oven overwhelms me as I take out the rolls for dinner. Clanking from the corner as Asher decides a spoon is the best for banging against his plate. Dogs are licking up flying food. Steam from the stove top as my potatoes bubble, telling me they're done. It's just occurred to me that I haven't pee'd since this morning. Now we're crying from the corner...
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I Am Not my Husband’s Holy Spirit

I've been wanting to write about this for a while now. I know some friends of mine who would love to change things about their husbands. Don't get me wrong. We love them and there are so many things we wouldn't ever want to change, but I know we can all relate to the things we wish were a little different. And I'm sure there are many husbands out there who would say the same thing about their...
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Marriage

Marriage: Laughter Instead of Anger

Ken Davis cracks me up! I've always appreciated his humor and enthusiasm for life. If you've never heard of him, you should check him out. This video makes me think of Mike and me later down the road. Shoot, we're about like that now when we're trying to argue across the house!

A few years ago I started making a "Top 10" list. I reflect on the past year, how I've grown, things I...
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Best of, Marriage, Struggling Faith

Marriage Is Hard

Marriage is hard.
This sounds like the Biggest. Understatement. Ever.
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I recently have been reading the book of Matthew in The Message Bible (Eugene Peterson's translation). I'm a big Peterson fan and have loved reading this Bible. If you're unfamiliar with The Message and are...
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Marriage

Secret Power of Speaking God’s Word–Confessions for Wives

 

I started getting frustrated with Mike. Like it was his fault or something. So the little time we did see each other was turning into bickering and annoyance. The fifteen minutes in the morning was turning in to who can get the last word in! I was listening to Joyce Meyer and if you've ever read any of her books or heard her, you know that she emphasizes the power of your thoughts and...

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