What We Can Learn About Marriage from HGTV’s Fixer Upper

HGTV'S show "Fixer Upper" offers each of us a weekly reminder of three simple qualities all of our marriages need.

Hope for the Hero in Your Spouse

What do Darth Vader and Saul-turned-Paul have to do with your marriage and your spouse?

Why Snow White Will Always Hold a Special Place in This...

Thoughts on playing dress-up, childhood memories, and why Snow White will always hold a special place in my heart.
3 Simple Ways Couples Can Change Together

3 Simple Ways Couples Can Change Together

If change is inevitable, how can we better embrace it in our husbands and ultimately in our marriages?

We’ll Always Have Paris … and Sushi

What Paris, sushi, and change have to do with marriage.

The #1 Piece of Relationship Advice You Should Ignore

Is there a piece of relationship advice that really gets under your skin? Here's my #1 pick.

5 Lessons on Marriage from Downton Abbey

Here are 5 lessons Downton Abbey has taught us over the years on marriage.

Take a Leap of Faith with Your Spouse

How about the next time you suspect your spouse may be sensing God’s direction, you decide to take a leap of faith and say, “Okay!”
What To Do When You're Married To The Grinch

What To Do When You’re Married To The Grinch

Every year in December, there are moments when I feel like my husband Ted is a regular Grinch compared to my Buddy the Elf.

You + Me = Family

There's an important shift newly married couples need to make and it involves their concept of "family."
How to Make the Most of Your Time as a Parent

How to Make the Most of Your Time as a Parent

Have you been hoodwinked into believing motherhood is a rat race? If so, here are 3 fun ways you can slow down and parent in real time.

How to Stop Competition from Fueling Your Parenting

Are you allowing competition to fuel your parenting decisions?

What Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?

Does absence really make the heart grow fonder? Or is it something else?

How to Have the Best Kind of Open Marriage

What are some specific areas you can work hard to have a transparent and open marriage? Here are four.

Reflections on Nichole Nordeman’s New EP

Read my thoughts on Nichole Nordeman's new EP "The Unmaking."

When Your Spouse Works Too Much

How can you and I be supportive of our spouse’s career without sacrificing our marriages? Here are three things I’m learning to practice.

Go Ahead, Brave Your Marriage

Maybe like Alexander, you’ve had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day recently. Maybe it’s left you grumpy with your spouse too. If so, why not choose to be brave today?

3 Great Ways to Keep Your Marriage Strong

Read about three techniques that Ted and I use to help us score high on the Strength-O-Meter of marriage.

A Hobbit Lesson on Conflict in Marriage

What if in marriage we stopped running from conflict and instead started viewing it as an adventure?
4 Great Books on Marriage for Your Reading List

4 Great Books on Marriage for Your Reading List

Here are four great books on marriage to add to your reading list.