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...]

When Your Job Impacts Your Marriage

When Your Job Affects Your Marriage

I quit my job a few weeks before I got married. It wasn’t a good separation on my part. I wouldn’t even call it a “conscious uncoupling.” I felt disrespected by my bosses, so I reacted immediately and quit. And it felt great! I channeled my inner Johnny Paycheck. Did I mention this happened a few weeks before I got married? Looking back, this was one of the dumbest … [Read more...]

Men, We Are Not Babysitters

Men, We Are Not Babysitters

As the dad of 16-, 11-, and 9-year-old children, my wife and I have often had the need/want for babysitters, so please know that I am grateful that sitters exist. They have provided great help when we needed it and allowed my wife and me to spend quality time together when we wanted it—so this will not be a rant against babysitters! As a matter of fact, I am fairly certain that … [Read more...]