They walk very slowly up the aisle of the church, wrinkled hands clasped, and take their places together every week, front and center. Always together, softly swaying to the music, lifting hands in prayer, never letting go with the other set of hands. They are one. When the music turns lively, their hands swing together to the beat and the man’s feet start a little jig.....Read More
At times, my husband and I have been intentional about making time for dates- and it’s always worth the effort. With two kids and busy schedules, we have to be flexible with what the term, date, actually means. For us, it simply means a time set apart to connect, just the two of us. For instance, this Saturday, our son had to be dropped off for his football game an hour and a half before it started, and since we were in an unfamiliar cute town, we took the opportunity to sneak off, get coffee and explore- nothing fancy, but it was nice to have that time together.
When our kids were younger, the need for a babysitter was what kept us from dating more often. Eventually, we figured out that many of our friends with young kids were in the same boat- so we started trading babysitting services with each other. That was a big win for everyone.
Now that both our kids are tween/teen age, the issue is no longer babysitting. It’s finding enough time to get away when one or the other doesn’t need a ride to or from some activity. Car-pooling has saved the day here.
The point is, I believe that dating your spouse is important and should be a high priority, no matter the effort involved in making it happen. My husband and I have room for improvement here. Lately, we’ve been having a hard time thinking of fun ideas for dates. So I made a list. I’m sharing it here, in hopes that it can inspire you as well.Read More
I have a marriage board on Pinterest where I collect my favorite blog posts, the ones that inspire. encourage, challenge, and make me want to be a better wife. These 20 links that I'm sharing with you today are not only some of my favorites, but they seem to have resonated with a lot of other people, too. You may have already seen some of these popular posts if you're on Pinterest. Now I've gathered them together in one convenient spot. Enjoy!Read More
God shows his love to us through his grace, and grace is an essential ingredient in a strong marriage. If we want a marriage that filled with grace, there are some practical applications we can focus on. Here are six of them.Read More