The last key of marriage growth is one of my favorites! I'm a big advocate of resting and playing with your spouse. It's so easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day activities of keeping your household and family running and it's hard to set aside time to relax. But it's important to spend time … Continue reading Eight Key of Marriage Growth: Rest & Recreation
In The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World, John Mark Comer writes that "hurry is a form of violence on the soul." Lately, I've been interested in the term "hurry sickness", which Psychology Today defines as "a behavior pattern characterized by continual … Continue reading Seventh Key of Marriage Growth: Responsibilities
I'm sure many of you have romance and intimacy on the brain after Valentine's Day this weekend. Maybe you had a wonderful date night with your spouse, or maybe your Valentine's Day fell short of your Hollywood love story expectations. I've been there, too. It took a while for my husband and I to find … Continue reading Sixth Key of Marriage Growth: Romance & Intimacy
It's easy to view faith and spirituality as solely personal, individual things. Much of our culture's mentality toward faith is: "I'll do me, you do you." But when it comes to your relationship with your spouse, I believe nothing is more important than sharing your faith and spiritual beliefs. Many couples I've talked to struggle … Continue reading Fifth Key of Marriage Growth: Faith & Spirituality
Finances can be a big trigger for arguments in a marriage, but they don't have to be! Once you have your values and goals set, you'll likely have much more productive conversations about your finances, because you can see the bigger picture. As you'll read in my book, finances have not been easy in our … Continue reading Third Key of Marriage Growth: Finances
Friends, I can't believe this day has finally come - you can now purchase Rhythms of Relationship on Amazon!!! In case you missed my earlier post, this book is for married couples who want to grow rather than plateau in their relationship. It's great for every stage of marriage but is especially geared towards millennials … Continue reading Rhythms of Relationship is Here!
Once you have a good rhythm for communication down, it's time to work on values and goals! This is one of my favorite keys of marriage growth, because I'm a firm believer that it gives you and your spouse a unified vision for how you want to live your life and the legacy you want … Continue reading Second Key of Marriage Growth: Values and Goals
I've always had it in the back of my mind to write a book someday, but I was content to leave it on the back burner as a faraway, likely unrealized dream. The main thing holding me back was that I had no idea what I would write about. I didn't think I had anything … Continue reading Why I Wrote A Book