Financial & Marital Peace

Apr 7, 2015 by

After years of scrimping, countless setbacks, and a handful of slip-ups, Andrew and I recently hit a major financial milestone in our marriage – completing an emergency fund by setting aside enough cash to equate three months of bare-bones expenses. I can hardly articulate the peace and sheer...

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Lent for the Married

Feb 17, 2015 by

Andrew and I were passing ideas back forth – sweets, alcohol, eating between meals. What should we give up for Lent? While I have one or two possibilities floating around, I think I’ll choose my Lenten sacrifices based on God’s will for our marriage, which will undoubtedly yield a...

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The Holy Blaze of Real Romantic Passion

Feb 9, 2015 by

I relish in St. Valentine’s Day – my favorite non-Christmas holiday the whole year long. It’s a spark of warmth in winter’s chill; a day culturally dedicated to romance. With all the hype about V-Day, the upcoming release of 50 Shades, the chase for surfacey romance and infatuation, do we...

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WoWW: What Breaks a Marriage

Oct 29, 2014 by

We are THAT Family is one of my favorite blogs. What Kristen says is not new, but like all biblically based advice on marriage, it bears repeating. And repeating. I’m grateful this was delivered right to my inbox and into my soul. _______________________________________________________ 2...

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Marital Respect during Pro-Life Month

Oct 6, 2014 by

Happy National Respect Life Month! If there’s any assembly in the world ready to stand for life from conception to natural death, it’s Catholics. We share articles, pray before clinics, and organize events for the noblest of causes. It’s an uphill battle going against societal norms, but one...

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WoWW: 6 Ways to Build Him Up

Feb 26, 2014 by

Pin it. Print it. Paste it. Whatever – this is something we as wives should maintain at the front of our busy minds. Our husbands need us to be tender, sweet, and loving. They need us to be affirming, their #1 fans, and actively smitten with them. Make your encouragement sincere and your...

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Redirect from Social Media for Better Marriage Com...

Feb 24, 2014 by

All three boys occupied with preschool, a nap, and toys respectively. Fresh black coffee. Deep breath. And exhale: a moment of peace. So naturally I’m on Facebook, scrolling the News Feed and Liking along the way – albeit not the best way to savor the quiet, but that’s another...

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Frugal February: Practical Tips for the Temptation...

Feb 4, 2014 by

Happy Frugal February everybody! It’s our annual “celebration” of reining in impulses and money in an effort to return to being excellent stewards of our cash. December involves extra shopping anyway, and January almost always has some residual financial looseness from Christmas...

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WoWW: Tunnel of Parenthood and George Bailey Syndr...

Jan 15, 2014 by

Andrew and I need encouragement in the Parenting Department. Maybe it’s not just being parents of a nearly-4, a 2-and-a-bit, and a nearly-1 year old, or the fact that they’re excitable BOYS; I think just functioning in general is draining us dry. No one cracks me up the way our fellas...

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WoWW: Christ’s hope during Advent, Married L...

Dec 11, 2013 by

Half way through the week! These were all profoundly humbling to read. 1.) “The Birth of Advent” on The Death of Catholicism The author is a classmate of mine from BC. What’s so astounding is the humble combination of deep consideration and anonymous writing. He wants us to...

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