Remembering the reasons we chose our spouse and focusing on the joy we can experience with them are good ways to start recovering from stressful seasons of life.
During those moments when your spouse is acting rude, can you extend grace in spite of how they’re showing up? Can you protect your marriage by not reacting or not engaging in an unkind way?
Over the years, my husband and I have learned to navigate times of marital strife. I call tough seasons like those “relationship winters.”
In my youth, many women mentored me through their God-given gifts and talents. And now I feel my calling is to pass on these strengths to brides-to-be everywhere. After all, in order to borrow, someone else must be willing to share!
While I realize that Noah and I have plenty of mountains and valleys to travel in the years ahead, we’ve experienced growth and victories even in the start of our journey. Here are a few highlights that have stood out as we’ve walked through the beginning of our marriage.
My husband, Russ, and I are the parents of 12 kids through birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. While having a big family brings lots of joy, it also means there is a lot of work just to keep everyone functioning. Some of our children experienced trauma in their early lives, which …
Growing together as a couple is like growing a garden. Your spouse and your relationship need daily encouragement.
If you find yourself married to your opposite, rejoice! You have access to a whole new set of skills and strengths that can make life a whole lot more well-rounded.
I wasn’t fully on board with my wife’s dreams to adopt. But we finally found ourselves on the same page. We have some suggestions for aligning your dreams so that you’re headed toward the same goal.
The sign of a healthy marriage is not the absence of conflict, but the love and respect shown amid the conflict.