Talking about Sex with Your Spouse

Talking About Sex with Your Spouse

My husband and I used to fight about sex. A lot. It was an ongoing war with many battles. If you had told us when we were dating that one day sex would be a hot-button issue in our marriage, we would have thought you were crazy. It was all we could do to NOT have sex back then, so surely when we got married it was going to be incredible. Sex all the time. (Give me a minute … [Read more...]

MarriageRoots Conversation Card Family Edition :: 20 Questions to Discuss with Your Spouse and Kids [FREE Download]

MarriageRoots Convo Card :: Family Edition

Of course we talk to our kids and spouse. We talk all. the. time, actually. In fact, there are times we'd prefer to talk to them a little less, if we're being honest. Lots of conversations about schedules, practice, grades, work, obligations, and what's for dinner. It's easy sometimes to forget that it's been a while since we've had a real conversation about their lives or, … [Read more...]

What Hospitality Looks Like in Real Life

Hospitality In Real Life

Growing up in the South, I often pictured hospitality with Sunday potlucks, front porches, and bridal showers decorated with sprays of flowers and giant crystal punch bowls. I thought hospitality required being more like Martha than Mary. And it all seemed pretty exhausting. However, one of my greatest discoveries in the last five years of marriage is that hospitality … [Read more...]

15 Ideas for Starting a Christmas Tradition with Your Spouse

15 Ideas for Starting a Christmas Tradition with Your Spouse

Decorating the tree. Attending the Christmas Eve service at the church. Driving around and looking at Christmas lights. Making holiday candies and goodies for parties. Family traditions get ramped up at Christmastime. And rightly so, there are so many fun things to do! So many, actually, that it can be difficult to fit everything into what seems like a short and fast … [Read more...]

MarriageRoots Conversation Card :: 25 Questions to Discuss with Your Spouse [FREE Download]

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Kids, bills, kids, work, kids, bills, kids, home repairs, kids, errands, kids, bills. Sure, you and your spouse talk all the time but if you're like many of us, you talk a lot about a lot of things, the least of which is your actual marriage. How often do you really take the time to sit with your spouse and think about how far you've come, what your dreams for the … [Read more...]

He’s My Husband, Not My Girlfriend

My Husband Is My Best Friend, Not My Girlfriend

I recently sent my husband, Jason, a novel-length text about how my morning was going. I told him two of the kids' school lunches were left at home that morning, along with one binder containing a science assignment that was due the day before. The next text shared my experience with one of the school's secretaries who clearly saw me at the security window with the … [Read more...]