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Marriage

The Good Wife: 3 signs you are nagging wife (+what you can do to change)

When are you going to pick up your socks? You bought all these groceries but didn’t pick up the one thing I wanted. Why am I the one who is always helping the kids with their homework? That’s not how it’s done. Blah, blah, blah, blah. Does this sound like you? Oh, it sounded like me, alright. Even though I desired to be a loving wife, I didn’t realize somewhere along the way I became the nag. Every day I woke up decided today I would be loving, I would be kind, and I would NOT fuss. I would make up[...]

Building a marriage: 3 signs you’re sabotaging your marriage (+ what you can do about it)

Building a marriage: 3 signs you're sabotaging your marriage From the moment my hubby asked me to marry him, I was on cloud nine. I couldn’t wait to start my life as Mrs. Mamie L. Pack. I practiced signing my name. I flaunted my ring whenever I had the opportunity. Oh yes, I could not wait for our lives together to start. We started off doing all the right things. We did pre-marital counseling, often talked with our pastor, and loved talking to each other all the time. What I didn’t prepare for those b[...]

No Drama: 3 way to prioritize your marriage and avoid stress during the holidays

Oh, just thinking about the holiday season gives me all the feels. From gathering around the table with family and friends at Thanksgiving to dancing around to the hubby’s Christmas playlist, I look forward to this time of year. But with all that excitement, there might be a little Grinch hidden behind all your joy. That lingering feeling is stress. From celebrating birthdays, school performances, end of the semester, playoffs, parties and traveling, our days and nights through the holiday season is quit[...]

Everyday moments: 3 quick ways to refresh your marriage today

Let’s be honest! Any marriage can become stale and stagnant. It takes effort to refresh your marriage and keep it growing.. From the demands of my husband’s work schedule, our boys’ extracurricular activities, and my full-time job, some days we are just trying to get through the day. There’s homework, check.Laundry, check.Bills, check. The list may be done, but connecting as a husband and wife becomes a little trickier. Making our marriages stronger, more intimate and more secure doesn’t have to fee[...]

Work it out: Five ways to resolve conflict in marriage

Recently, I asked my readers what would they like to see covered on the blog. One major topic came up several times—How to fight fair in marriage? So, I started to spend some time truly reflecting on what does “fighting fair” look like in my marriage. Is this a topic I could even address? Because, my husband and I don’t really “fight”, not in the traditional sense. In our 14 years of marriage, we have never yelled at each other, called each other names, or said things with the intention to hurt t[...]