Glad We Didn’t Know the Pain that Was Coming

Glad We Didn't Know the Pain That Was Coming

Marriage’s ultimate purpose is to point us to Christ. When things are going really well, marriage mirrors the gracious and selfless love of the Savior. But more times than not, it is the shortcomings in our marriage that illuminate the magnitude of what Christ did for us. This year felt like one major shortcoming for me, and it may have been the first time that I fully … [Read more...]

Finding Something to Celebrate Kept Us Sane

Tiny Buried Treasures

Recently our family went through a really rough season as my husband looked for a new job. Each day felt worse than the last; the light at the end of the tunnel just kept getting smaller and smaller. It was hard to fully enjoy the rare good day because we knew that the next day would bring its hardships crashing down on us. More discouraged and sad each day, I felt we would be … [Read more...]

Navigating the Hardest Season of Our Lives

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“Go ahead and give me my tissues now,” I joked to my girlfriends as we got our Kleenex out and made our predictions about what the ceremony would be like. I thought maybe I’d be a little emotional because we loved this bride and her family so much. But after the brutal season our life had just narrowly escaped, the tears were fresh and free-flowing. I literally began … [Read more...]