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7 Affordable Date Night Ideas

7 Affordable Date Night Ideas to Help You Make Date Night a Priority This blog post was first published by Michigan First Credit Union. I was honored that they asked me to write a guest blog post sharing affordable date night ideas. “A successful marriage is not something that just magically happened. It’s something that… Continue reading 7 Affordable Date Night Ideas

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Sometimes Marriage is Hard

Have you ever wondered if you're the only one struggling in your marriage? Quick reality check:  you are NOT alone. Nick and I want to share our story to provide hope and encouragement to others! Check out our "Sometimes Marriage is Hard" series by clicking the links below. Part One "The cuddling before bed began… Continue reading Sometimes Marriage is Hard

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3 Ways to Improve Your Marriage [Guest Post from Brett Ray]

If you read my latest marriage blog post, then you've already heard about Brett and Carol Ray. They are the incredible couple that Nick and I are blessed to call our marriage mentors. We first met Brett when we attended a Family Life "Weekend to Remember" marriage conference. He was the speaker and we LOVED… Continue reading 3 Ways to Improve Your Marriage [Guest Post from Brett Ray]

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The D-Word, Shame and Restoration

Before diving into this last post in my "Sometimes Marriage is Hard" series. I want to let you know, my dear readers and friends, that this post was hard to write. It's real and vulnerable. It's opening up a dark, hard place we've been to and come out of by the grace of God.  Nick… Continue reading The D-Word, Shame and Restoration

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Sometimes Marriage is Hard: Part I

Sometimes Marriage is Hard: Part I Before we had kids, my husband and I went to bed all snuggled up each and every night. I liked rolling in toward him and being embraced by his big, strong arms. It was a warm, comforting way to fall asleep at night. Goodness, I know! So sappy. Those… Continue reading Sometimes Marriage is Hard: Part I