Why We Schedule Date Nights in Advance

Why We Schedule Date Nights in Advance

At the end of January, we celebrated 16 years of marriage. We dated for three years before we got married, so at this point in our lives I have been with him for almost half of my life. Just yesterday we were planning our lives together, and now we have three children who are 12, 10, and 8. Time moves so quickly, so we want to make sure that we are wisely investing our time in … [Read more...]

MarriageRoots’ Low-Stress Christmas Guide [FREE Printable Checklist]

Christmas Checklist

Christmas is coming! If that statement sends a bit of excitement up your spine and then is immediately followed by a brief shudder of anxiety, then read on. Christmas is that unique time of year where Christian couples have an amazing opportunity—to fall into a trap. One of the biggest traps of the enemy in the modern Christmas-era is distracting and stressing out … [Read more...]

Our Kids Go to Bed at 7:30

Our Kids Go to Bed at 7:30

My husband and I have three kids—now 7, 9, and 11 years old—and I would describe them as typical: they love sugar, puppies, and pushing boundaries. We decided early on to establish some boundaries to protect our relationship and our sanity. One of these was a sleep schedule for our kids, so from the time they started sleeping through the night, we put them on a 7:30 pm … [Read more...]