Becoming One by Honoring the ONE

Sarah Ho Featured 0 Comments

    About five years into our marriage, my husband and I went through two years of turmoil.  The big “D” word even came up.  We are both Christians and believe that divorce is not an option but were pushed to the point of consideration.  It was that bad.     We were basically living as roommates who happened to sleep in the same bed.     When I got married to him it certainly was not what I had envisioned for my life.  …

5 Tips to a Happier Husband

5 Tips for a Happier Husband

Heather Harris Featured 0 Comments

My hubby and I are celebrating 19 years of wedded bliss choice today. Truly, loving someone is a choice you make. Daily. Because although the euphoria of “feeling in love” is typically what leads a couple down the aisle, that feeling never lasts. Somewhere between mortgages, diapers, laundry and sick days, it gets lost. You won’t spend your entire life “feeling in love”. There will be days you would rather walk away, scream, or throw something at your spouse than …

Am I Lovable

Lisa Brown Featured 4 Comments

It was my Birthday and my husband took the day off. It’s always a treat to have fun days planned with him. He bought me this gorgeous sweater that fit just right! It was a big deal! I was having morning after morning breakdowns in my head because my clothes didn’t look right on me. Everything was too tight and I was so done with my maternity clothes. My baby boy at the time was seven months old. It was my first Birthday …

5 Ways to Make Him Significant Again

Marva Smith Featured 10 Comments

It was a quiet Sunday afternoon, and we were doing the usual things to prepare for the week. I was in the kitchen washing dishes when I heard a loud crash. My husband had fallen from a ladder in the next room! Knowing how high the ladder was, my mind immediately started racing. A flood of ‘what-ifs’ rushed over me. What if he’s seriously injured? What if he has to go to the hospital? What if the worst has happened? Thankfully …

How to have a perfectly imperfect marriage

How to Have an Imperfectly Perfect Marriage

Aimee Imbeau Featured 3 Comments

Several years ago, my neighbor was having a difficult time in her marriage. Her husband was leaving her and she could not stop crying. I remember finding her scrunched up in the corner of her sofa. My heart broke for her. I sat with her and I cried alongside her. I tried to offer some encouragement, but much of the time I just didn’t know exactly what to say. What are the right words? And then I began sharing with …

How to Be a Good (Second) Wife

Melanie Pickett Featured 0 Comments

Marriage is wonderful. Marriage is also hard. When getting married, we all bring some things from our pasts into the marriage. But what if some of those “things” are remnants and products of a previous marriage? I’m a second wife to a second husband. I never thought I’d marry twice. When I married the first time, it was forever and I committed like it was. It didn’t quite work out that way. The marriage wasn’t solid (though I thought we …

Worthy of Love: A Perfect Groom and His Imperfect Bride

Amanda Bealle Featured 5 Comments

My imperfections were glaring when I met my husband. At 19, I had already been divorced from an abusive man and endured indescribable difficulties. My young son had just turned one year old, and I assumed no one would ever truly love me. There was too much in my life that made me unworthy of love. I was working in a grocery store, assisting in running the front end, when a new bagger came to clock in. He was quiet and unassuming, and by …

6 Ways to Cultivate a Happy Marriage

Ruth Visser Featured 0 Comments

  1. Serve each other. If you are anything like us, our lives can be pretty crazy busy at times. We have 8 children who usually need attention in one way or another. It is really easy for me as a mom to get so caught up in caring for them and to put the needs of my husband last. Make a conscious effort to put your husband first! The kids can wait a few minutes for their breakfast while …

Dear Self

Sarah Heywood Featured 1 Comment

Dear Self, (A letter to myself on my wedding day, February 20, 1993) The day you’ve been dreaming about since you were little has arrived! Best of all, you and Paul can finally be together without saying good-bye. You won’t be dependent on the post-office and long-distance phone calls to make your relationship work. By the way, you are going to be so jealous of your own kids in a couple of decades – there won’t be such a thing as a long distance …

Living With Expectations

Nancy Kay Grace Featured 1 Comment

The expectations we carry into marriage influence us in many ways. If those ideas and assumptions are met, the relationship is happy and peaceful. If expectations are not met, disappointment with the other spouse and disillusionment in the marriage sets in. Early in our marriage, I wondered why my husband wasn’t doing things I thought he should do, like take out the trash, clear the table after dinner, or even pray with me. Didn’t Rick know that I wanted him …