Why I Don’t Have Sex with the Lights Off

Why I Don't Have Sex With the Lights Off

I am not a supermodel. If you knew me, that statement would probably make you laugh out loud. I am extremely average: average height, average weight (size 12ish, on a good day), and average beauty. I think. So when I say that I never have sex with the lights off, I want you to know that it’s not because I think my body is so rockin’. When I first got married my body was … [Read more...]

Missing Opportunities by Worrying

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The other day I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, Urban Achiever. If you listened to alternative Christian music in the 90’s, then you should check out this great podcast hosted by Billy Power. In an interview with Mike Lewis, Mike talked about how he and his wife went on a mission trip to Africa. In his words, he said Africa landed on him. Because of the … [Read more...]

I’ve Been Lying to My Wife for Years

I've Been Lying to My Wife for Years

A few months back, a co-worker made the remark, “I saw a couple of pictures of you and your wife on Facebook yesterday. Y’all are so cute and funny together! I hope I have something like that someday.” It was a sweet compliment, but with it brought a reminder of the very thing I was hoping my job would help me forget that day. Facebook has a tendency to highlight all the … [Read more...]

Marriage, Past Sins, and Our Journey of Grace

Marriage, Past Sins, and Our Journey of Grace

We are called to respond to others with the same grace that God has given to us (see Colossians 4:6, for starters). As you undoubtedly already know, few relationships teach more about giving and receiving grace than the one you have with your spouse. Josh and Ashley know all too well the fear that comes when you have to fully disclose the past to your fiancé or … [Read more...]

I Don’t Stress When My Wife Comes Home with Shopping Bags

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Creating a family budget is a lot like taking your vitamins. Everyone knows they need to do it, but it’s the kind of thing that gets pushed to the back burner in the chaos of life. Why is it so easy to procrastinate the things that will make our lives—both individually and as a couple—better, easier in the long run? Probably because budgeting requires discipline, and who in … [Read more...]

Married and…Paying Off Debt

Married and...Paying Off Debt

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in our “Married and…” series where we will interview couples from all walks of life. It is our hope that you are encouraged by the stories of people who have similar journeys as you, who share the same dreams you have, who face the same obstacles you do, and who can remind you that your marriage isn't the first one to experience the … [Read more...]

How I’m Finding Freedom in Submission

How I’m Finding Freedom in Submission

The flowers were in place. The candles were lit. The bridesmaids were beautifully adorned in their navy dresses with their hair all in up-dos and ready to precede me. I, in white dress and white face, anxiously awaited the moment I would walk down the aisle. During the ceremony, our overzealous young preacher friend (who had preceded us in marriage by a whole 6 months) … [Read more...]