3 Ways to Invest in Your Marriage

I didn't want to write this post. In fact, I've avoided it for longer than I'd care to admit. But here's the thing, my stomach hurts over this. I have agonized and prayed and wept for hours ... because marriage is seriously under attack! Over the past few years, twenty marriages of people we know have either ended in divorce or come dangerously close. For every year we have been married, the marriage of someone we know has ended. I recently read a popular blogger's explanation for her ... [Read More]

Marriage Prayers, Twenty Years, and Becoming One

We managed to write the full #MarriagePrayers series ... and we still like each other. Today is our twentieth anniversary and I really wanted to write one of those posts that goes viral because it's so funny or heartfelt but the truth is, I'm still trying to figure out how we're even old enough to have been married twenty years. {I mean, when I look in the mirror and see the wrinkles and stretch marks it's clear I'm not that 24-year-old, size 0 girl who walked down the aisle ... but how did we ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: 1 John 4:7

Can you believe it? The last post in our #MarriagePrayers series. Thank you so much for joining us ... we've loved sharing these stories and verses and prayers with you. To those who have shared these posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, we give our deepest thanks. To those who have left comments and sent emails to let us know how the prayers have impacted you, we are humbled and grateful that God would use us. To those who are struggling to find a shred of hope to hang on to in your ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: 1 Peter 1:13

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. — 1 Peter 1:13 ********** We've both mentioned in previous posts about facing infertility. Those were truly some of the hardest days of our lives. We spent countless nights holding each other in the dark as we cried silently, feeling our dreams of a family slipping farther and farther from our grasp. During that time in our ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: James 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. — James 1:5 ********** If there is one verse I pray more than any other, it's this one. Rarely a day passes that I don't beg God to help me be wise in one area or another. With a 16-year-old daughter, I find myself asking for wisdom more times and about more situations than I ever imagined possible. I also consistently pray for Scott to have wisdom as he leads our home and ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: Philippians 3:8

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ. — Philippians 3:8 ********** After nearly 20 years together, you would think Scott and I would know each other pretty well. And in some ways we do. But even after all this time, there are still things we learn about each other. For example, until just a few months ago, I thought ... [Read More]