When we talk about intimacy in a marriage, emotional and physical are the first two types that come to mind. They’re important, absolutely, but they’re not everything you need. Recreational intimacy isn’t given much publicity, but your marriage needs it!
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Having a date night in is sometimes your only option as a parent, especially if you have very young children. You want your time together to be meaningful, so why not turn your date night in into a faith night in?
When two people become as close as they do in marriage, there are bound to be a few frustrations here and there. If you want to deal with them calmly and lovingly, there a few things that you should NOT do!
Your wedding is one of the happiest days of your life, and of course you want it to be as beautiful as possible! But believe me, a beautiful wedding doesn’t have to mean going into debt! When Caleb and I got married in March 2016, we spent under $3,000 on our wedding, and that included EVERYTHING from clothes to flowers to invitations. I’m here to tell you, you can have a beautiful wedding on a budget! To make that happen, first you have to prioritize. From my own experience, I want to share with you 3 big things to splurge and save on for your dream wedding!
I’ve never been a New Year’s Resolutions kind of person. I tried calling them goals one year; I set 3 goals, accomplished 1, and threw the paper away sometime around June. 😉 As I was thinking about the coming year, one that will be filled with new adventures and excitement, I came across an idea that I like much better than resolutions: a focus word of the year. After talking to my husband and praying over it, we chose a word for 2017: intentional. Let me tell you a little bit about why we chose this word, how we’ll live it out, and how you can join us in living intentional in 2017!
I’m a list maker. I love lists. I have a list of blog posts that are coming, a list of baby items that we need, a to-do list for the day and the week, but somehow, I’ve never been the person to make a thankful list. To be honest, it seemed ridiculous; I know what I’m thankful for, so why do I need a list? But this year, my heart is just too full. It’s bursting with joy and thankfulness, and I just can’t keep it inside. So for the first time ever, here is what I’m thankful for.
People say that marriage is hard, but we haven’t experienced that. We’ve been in difficult life situations, sure, but marriage is the good part of it.
We were at a wedding not too long after we got married and there was a place to write advice for the couple. Caleb wrote one simple piece of advice, and it suddenly made sense why our marriage is so good, so beautiful.
Caleb and I have been married for a little over 6 months. Time has flown by and it has been an absolutely wonderful adventure. Time and again, I’ve heard people say that marriage is hard, and I disagree. But one thing that I do think is difficult is remembering to tell your spouse how much you appreciate them. Sure, they know you love them, and that’s a vital part of marriage. But do they know how much you like them? How great you think they are? How much you appreciate them? Maybe not, and it can be easy to forget to tell them, especially in the midst of a busy season. But after much thought, I’ve come up with the perfect way to make your spouse feel appreciated every day.