10 Things to Know Before Getting Married

My husband and I are coming up on our first marriage anniversary on October 20th and today, I'm sharing what we've learned about relationships over the last 11 years of being together.

Never Stop Dating

In previous posts, I’ve shared that a few years ago my husband (then boyfriend) and I went through one of the most difficult times in our relationship. We had been dating for about 8 years and had become so distant, we weren't sure what to do. We weren't communicating with each other or working on [...]

Self-Love – I Am, I Can & I Will

As long as I can remember, I always had negative thoughts about myself. It's like a little voice inside my head that wouldn't shut up and would just continually tell me how I wasn't good enough. I wasn't smart enough, pretty enough, "__" enough, however I filled in the blank. Always criticizing and comparing myself [...]

8 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Men

If you are like me, it can be hard trying to figure out any gift for your significant other, especially on a day like Valentine’s Day. The day usually seems to be geared towards what to do for women, which leaves us women wondering what to do for our men. Over the years, I have [...]

Playing Offense & Defense in your Marriage

This Sunday is the big game, the Superbowl, and it's being hosted in my home state of Minnesota. In light of the upcoming game, I found this week's topic to be very fitting: defensiveness, communication, and playing on the same team within your marriage. It's so easy to become defensive when communicating with your spouse. [...]

Our Honeymoon

Three days after my husband and I got married this past October, we headed off to Monterey, CA to enjoy our honeymoon for a week. My husband planned most of the trip and it was my first time in California, I had always wanted to go since I was just a little girl and was [...]

The 5 Love Languages – Learn How to Love

A few years ago, my sister gave me a book for Christmas called The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman. I do not read a lot of books but read the back and thought it sounded very interesting. The synopsis on the book reads "Between busy schedules and long days, expressing love can fall [...]