Medi-Share Review :: One Family’s Experience

Medi-Share Review :: One Family's Experience

My wife and I have been using Medi-Share since January 2015. Since then, we’ve had a lot of other Christian families ask our opinion on Medi-Share. Like many families out there, we don’t have group health insurance at our jobs because I am a small business owner and my wife works PRN shifts as a nurse. When researching healthcare plans, we were shocked by the increased cost of … [Read more...]

VidAngel Review: Stream Edited Movies and TV Shows for $1

VidAngel Review

So I have a confession to make: My wife and I have watched dozens of R-rated movies and TV shows with TV-Mature rating. (All with zero profanity and zero nudity.) When we were dating, like most couples, we enjoyed going to see movies. One conversation that came up early on was about the boundaries for our entertainment. … [Read more...]

13 Not-So-Cheesy Valentine’s Ideas [Plus, a Giveaway!]

13 Not-So-Cheesy Valentine's Ideas [Plus, a Giveaway!]

We see you rolling your eyes over there. Hear us out: We’re not saying you have to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We know the argument for it being just another day on the calendar. Some of us on the MarriageRoots Team don't officially celebrate Valentine's Day either. But what does it hurt to do something special for your spouse on a day that’s specifically set aside to celebrate … [Read more...]

How to “Be Present” This Holiday Season

How to "Be Present" This Holiday Season

I’ve been fighting a rising sense of panic this fall. Maybe that’s an overstatement. (Me? Never!) But whenever I glance ahead at the calendar and the looming *gulp* holidays, I feel overwhelmed…and tired…already. This is not normal for me. I am an extrovert with an addiction to holiday decorations. I love big, messy, loud family and friend gatherings from Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

MarriageRoots Reviews: John and Stasi Eldredge’s Love & War

MarriageRoots Reviews: John and Staci Eldrege's Love & War

Love & War is a very in depth and eye-opening book that focuses on what marriage truly is, “a love story, set in a great and terrible war.” John and Stasi Eldredge are transparent and share private experiences and thoughts on how “war” came into their lives and the lives of others. We loved this book because sometimes we feel the battles we personally face in marriage do … [Read more...]

MarriageRoots Reviews: Gary Chapman’s The Four Seasons of Marriage

MarriageRoots Reviews: John and Staci Eldrege's Love & War

Gary Chapman’s The Four Seasons of Marriage: Secrets to a Lasting Marriage is a great book for all married couples to read together, regardless of length and season of marriage. In it, Chapman explains how a marriage can basically be classified into one of the four seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. He defines each season, provides a short survey for your spouse … [Read more...]

10 Marriage Podcasts to Check Out

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With around 39 million people listening to podcasts a month, podcasting is seeing a Great Awakening. There are so many marriage podcasts available now. And with apps like Stitcher, gone are the days of having to download them to your phone. The ease of streaming podcasts and the more time Americans spend in their car means more people are listening to them. The crazy … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Date Night Guide

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What’s the best night? Date Night, of course! A chance to get away with your sweetheart and spend quality time together is necessary in every marriage. But life can be hectic, and it can be difficult to squeeze a date night into the calendar. Honestly, if we can schedule a day and find a babysitter it’s a miracle. Then when it’s time for date night, I’m almost out of gas … [Read more...]

Shining the Light on Things We’d Rather Leave in the Dark

Shining the Light on Things We'd Rather Leave in the Dark

In our recent Let’s Talk About Porn post, we shared some resources for anyone struggling with pornography. We shared online tools, but also brick and mortar resources. As you set down roots where you are planted, we want you to know the local ministries that serve your region. The internet is a great tool for connection, but it’s important to know who is down the road ready to … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk About Porn (Resources)

Let's Talk About Porn

In high school, college, and men’s bible studies, I’ve heard many a guy work up the nerve to confess that he’s been looking at some “stuff” and then trail off. All around the room heads will imperceptibly nod and then the topic changes. In accountability partnering, my wife has heard about the silent battles college girls fight against pornography. It’s a very real issue for … [Read more...]