As a Christian struggling with anxiety and worry, I cannot tell you how many times people have quoted Matthew 6 to me. Not that I don't love the Word of God, but after hearing Philippians 4:6 and Matthew 6:25-34 over and over again, it seems more like a spiritual band-aid than as loving. While reading Matthew 6 … Continue reading Who (or what) is your master?
This post is not to judge anyone, but people want to get their financial lives in order before marriage so that they can live blissfully when they finally tie the knot. However, this pushes back their union several years, and may cause them to compromise their integrity or to even end the relationship. I'm not … Continue reading Getting your financial life in order AFTER marriage
When we first started dating, we were infatuated with each other. Every kiss sent electricity through every part of my body, and every time I saw him coming from a distance, I wouldn't be able to contain my joy. We didn't even notice each other's imperfections. We had lovey-dovey feelings, and it was beautiful. Then, … Continue reading Marriage is security
A few weeks ago, we discussed abandoning our to-do lists so that we could rely more on God and can have more peace. Some of you have admitted that it's difficult to give up a to-do list, especially with our busy schedules and all the appointments we have to make. So, for those of you … Continue reading What have you accomplished today?
Yep. You read that right. Today, we're going to talk about how to deal with little critters. Most people who have been married less than two years aren't living in a house. Whether you're renting from a friend, you're saving up cash in your parents' basement, or you're in a complex, you're most likely living … Continue reading In Case of Infestations
I always beat myself up for having anxiety, but the truth is: for those of us who have anxiety, we are braver than we know. Franklin D. Roosevelt once said: "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear." Anxiety makes it seem like whatever is … Continue reading You’re braver than you think
We are meant to be a team with our spouses, but how often do we check up on one another? When the Bible describes a husband and wife as "one flesh," the tense of "become" is actually present progressive (Genesis 2:24). That means we are constantly becoming one flesh, and will continue to do so … Continue reading Five questions to become one with your spouse
Anyone who knows my husband knows that he is a man of few words. However, the words he says are so golden, they make you want to stop what you're doing and listen. As a woman with many words, I have learned to listen to him and give him the respect he deserves. But what … Continue reading The power of silence among couples
When I'm around critical people, I become critical. When I'm around negative people, I develop the nasty habit of complaining. However, I'm really not critical and I can't stand complaining. I generally tend to look on the positive side of things. So why can't I help others to be encouraging, instead of letting their negativity … Continue reading Why can’t I change the culture around me?
My husband and I got married after knowing each other for a year. We could have waited until we had our finances in order, but we decided that we'd rather work together to make money than establish our own separate budgets only to combine them in the future. Two and a half years later, we're … Continue reading Finding that work-life balance