The Myth of the 50/50 Marriage & Battling Bit...

Jul 22, 2014 by

A lesson I’ve been relearning since Andrew and I tied the knot is that marriage is no 50/50 gig, and I’m not sure that it’s ever going to be. In any instance when a task is taken on by two, people delegate even the smallest details to balance the yoke. It’s the American way – you...

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beginning with the End in mind

Jul 17, 2014 by

____________________________________________________ Simple advice that has a way of giving me drive and focus. So often considered in light of some big project or fitness goal, this phrase struck me as the ultimate mission statement for marriage. While most would think of “the end” as...

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Reaping Grace from a Generous Sower

Jul 14, 2014 by

______________________________________________________________________   FACT #1: Life is easier when I decide to be happy. FACT #2: Misery abounds when I pick discontentment over joy. I don’t know what my gig was – maybe I felt like the only human trapped in the monkey house,...

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5 Rules for the Romantic Staycation

Jun 25, 2014 by

Our 6th anniversary is comin’ right up! I had big fabulous hopes to leave the kids and get away for a weekend on a gorgeous lake with my gorgeous husband and have a gorgeously lazy time. But the short of it is that we had to buy a new oven instead (how’s that for heating things up??),...

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The Wild Nature of Fatherhood

Jun 9, 2014 by

My most recent column for Shreveport’s Catholic Connection – if a man wants to be manly, he will find plenty of opportunity in fatherhood. Click through for the rest of the article and a {Pin-worthy} graphic perfect for the fridge or your...

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