Life Changes

Life Changes

"We didn't plan for things to go this way, but can you even imagine what life would be like if this weren't happening?" I said this to my husband last night as we stood in the kitchen and I showed him the baby books I had just bought (our child will definitely not have a [...]

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For Better, For Worse

For Better, For Worse

For better, for worse. For richer, for poorer. In sickness, in health. Till death do us part. Marriage is pledging to be with another person no matter what: in the hard moments, in the joyful moments, in the scary moments, in the exciting moments. It's often messy and tear filled, beautiful and rewarding. As a [...]

Love Isn’t All Romance and Glass Slippers

Love Isn’t All Romance and Glass Slippers

I am a huge Disney fan. I love Disney movies, Disney World, Disney in general (my husband and I even have Mickey and Minnie Christmas stockings, and I'm totally wearing my Mickey pajamas while writing this post). The downfall to Disney is that it distorts our view of love. Have you ever noticed that couples in [...]

Dear Seventeen-Year-Old Me

Dear Seventeen-Year-Old Me

Dear Seventeen-Year-Old Me, I know. I know your world is shattered, but I promise you, things will get better. I know that right now it doesn't feel that way, but it's true. You're going to cry yourself to sleep so many nights. You won't always. You're going to wonder if your heart will ever heal. [...]

More than a Physical Act: A Story of Grace

More than a Physical Act: A Story of Grace

Luke Holter in his book Filthy Fisherman says, "Nearly every Christian I know has an amazing story of God's grace and redemption. None of us are above His grace; we all badly need it. Once we have been redeemed, our job is to tell that story of redemption" (Emphasis added). And here, in the final post [...]

I Don’t Need to be Right

I Don’t Need to be Right

At this point my husband and I have been married for five months, and as of this week, we've been together for two years! Our relationship has had its ups and downs as all relationships do, and we've matured so much since the beginning of our relationship. Where we are now is so much more [...]