Just Hold My Hand

Yesterday was Scott's and my eighteenth wedding anniversary. {And yes, I was a child bride! Ha!} I can't begin to wrap words around the depth of love I feel for this man who listened when I told him we were supposed to be together forever. I'm reading this incredible book, A Praying Life, by Paul Miller.  The book is all about hesed, the steadfast love we see offered by God in Scripture. Miller describes hesed this way: Sometimes hesed is translated "steadfast love." It combines ... [Read More]

Happy Valentine’s Day, Scott!

He leans over to kiss me on the back of my neck as I wash the dishes. His arm slides across my shoulders as we sit on the front pew. He gently turns off the iPad and removes the earbuds after I've fallen asleep to another episode of The West Wing. He fixes dinner {again} because I've been working all day to launch this new website. He puts gas in my car and makes sure I have Pepsi to drink. He saves the words we've written to each other. He tells me I am the only beautiful woman he's ever ... [Read More]

16 Tips for Lifelong Marriage … In Honor of Our 16th Anniversary

Today marks 16 years since I became Mrs. Scott Underwood.  What a gift to marry my best friend and a man whom I deeply admire.   I've been thinking, as we've watched some marriages fall apart lately around us, what makes ours last.  And so, here are 16 tips to a life-long marriage. Remember the covenant ... this isn't just you and your husband, it's also between you and the Lord. Talk ... every day.  About something other than the kids and your finances.  Words build a relationship that ... [Read More]

The Husband’s Favorites: Day 1 {on Forgiveness}

{So, in the midst of this bloggy break while I finish an exciting project, my husband suggested that he share some of his favorites from the archives of my blog.  I thought that sounded fabulous and am reminded how thankful I am to have a supportive and encouraging husband on this writing journey.  So, here it is, the first of Scott's favorite posts along with his commentary.  Enjoy!} My wife writes most of the drama for our church and this is one of the pieces she did to accompany a series we ... [Read More]

My Valentine

I write often about my husband and our marriage.   In fact, I had planned to just pick a post I'd shared previously and use it today ... but there were so many and each one brought me great joy to read again ... and reminded me again of the great blessing that is my husband. I'm overwhelmed by my love for him ... as we near our 15th wedding anniversary (yes, I was totally a child bride! LOL), I realize that first love, that flutter in my heart when he walked into the room, has grown deeper in ... [Read More]