Why a 5 yr Marriage Plan Could Benefit Your Relationship

I remember telling my boyfriend, now fiance (and father to our child) that he had 5 years to propose. See, we were only 23 and 24 years old when we met, so there was no rush to get married anytime before that....more

My Husband and I HIGH FIVE... and it's awesome!

 My husband and I have been dishing out high fives left and right lately. And... it's awesome.We have become a well oiled machine with our kids. We are a team. And I am realizing how important this is....more

Marriage Contracts: Should We Have Marital Term Limits?

Last year marked my thirteen-year wedding anniversary. I love the legal protections of marriage -- no one argues that my husband can't visit me in the hospital or shouldn't be able to pick something up for me or inherit my money. ...more
As a bachelor,  I've been proposing this exact same concept for over 20 years. I've yet to find ...more

Should Married Couples Have Separate Bank Accounts?

There’s really no ideal way for couples to merge their finances together once they’ve said their “I do"s (or even before the vows have been said), however to avoid future financial communication issues it’s important to have the conversation about how you two plan to handle the household finances going forward....more
I've always thought that married couples should share everything, but situations change and ...more

We Got Married to Drive Each Other Crazy

We Got Married to Drive Each Other CrazyOriginally posted on http://www.myhousefullofboys.com/we-got-married-to-drive-each-other-crazy/ Please tell me that you and your spouse have these constant battles?? (and yes, I am the offender on several of these)...more

What Happens After You Say 'I Do'?

Recently, my girlfriend and I were chatting about our kids and our husbands and she shared how she wished her marriage was as perfect as mine.  I was taken aback because my marriage is a lot of things, but perfect it is not!  If she knew me and my husband right after we were married, she certainly would not characterize my marriage as 'perfect'.During that first year, past relationship baggage and my idealistic expectations of what a husband is supposed to be, had us both wondering if tying the knot had been the right thing to do....more
The last line of this really is the most important part - being committed to each other will get ...more

My Mother Says...continued

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7 Things You Should Never Say to the Wife of a Pornography Addict

Since my husband’s pornography addiction has reared its’ ugly head again, I have reached out to others for encouragement because this is something you do not want to face alone. Well, not all the encouragement has been positive or even nice.  Some people, even Christians, just don’t know how to comfort someone who is facing this problem. Well, to start here are some things not to say. Yes, these things have been said to me by Christians and non-Christians alike....more
I have a very close friend whose husband struggles with a pornography addiction. I'm very glad ...more

She needs that 22 year old to be a man!

I had an interesting conversation with my brother which prompted this post. We were discussing relationships, more specifically his relationship with his girlfriend. They have been seeing each other for about a month, most of that time he was also seeing other girls. In his opinion that’s beside the point. They’re together now....more

Why Unification is the Death of a Marriage

Recently I met with a couple who literally showed up wearing almost matching outfits.  They talked a lot in the framework of “we”.“We like salsa dancing.”“We like Tudor style architecture.”“We call ourselves ‘independents’ politically.”“We are Southern Baptist.”“We decided on cornflower blue for the bathroom.”...more