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Busy, Busy Mommy: Don’t Forget to Love On Your Husband

Romans 12:10-12 “Honor one another above your selves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” 1Corinthians 7:3-5 “The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife’s body does not […]


3 Lessons for Moms on Marriage

This week I’m celebrating twenty-five years of marriage. It hardly seems possible. Just yesterday my high school sweetheart and I got married. Being a wife and mom was all I dreamed of as a young girl and teen. Within the first two years, we were blessed with our baby girl…ten years later, we gave birth […]


Why Marriage and Motherhood is a Partnership

There’s a lot of information on how to have the perfect marriage and how to be the best wife and mom. After reading material like this, moms often feel more discouraged than encouraged. You feel more like a failure than a good wife. I spoke recently on marriage to a MOPS group.  One of the […]


3 Keys to a Junk Free Marriage

When did things get so complicated? Marriage is supposed to be about two people who love each other, who commit to one another, and share a life together. Marriage is supposed to be fun, right? Well, why after a few years does marriage get so hard? Why does communication seem more difficult instead of easier? […]


Catch Your Husband Doing Good

One of the best bits of advice given to me as a mother was to “catch your kids doing right” – positive reinforcement.  So often we catch them doing wrong and are quick to point out their mistakes, but it is just as important, if not more important, to be on the lookout for that […]


When The Spotlight on Intimacy Shifts

When we first meet our special someone we are swept off our feet and transported to some fairy tale la-la land where birds sing and colors seem brighter; all of which have this seemingly magical ability to make us smile. We feel invincible. Untouchable. We are head over heels in love and nothing and no […]


Relationship 101

I’m MAD!!  I’m SAD!!  AND I’m Glad!! Mad at the enemy for tearing apart marriages, SAD for the lovers who stop loving each other in tangible ways on a regular basis.  Sad for the casualties left behind because one person put their own selfish desires above all else. If you look to another, other than your […]


What is Love?

Pride and Prejudice: ___ I am such a romantic at heart. I grew up snuggling next to my mom while she watched, My Fair Lady, An Affair To Remember, and all of those Turner Movie Classics on TV. I would dream of what I wanted my husband to be like. He had to be […]


Who Do You Love?

You meet the boy.  You fall in love.  You have the baby. Who do you love? It’s your valentine.  Right? You have another baby, and maybe another. Who do you love? I was reminded this week how easily family life takes over romance and love.  Once kids come along, it’s easy for idols to creep […]