Why Payback in Our Marriage is Optional

I love when my husband Ted introduces me to aspects of his pre-Ashleigh world.

5 Things to Tell Your Husband This Father’s Day

Here are five things to tell your husband this Father’s Day.

3 Ways to Better Parent Together

Here are three things I’ve discovered go a long way toward helping Ted and I better parent together.

3 Lessons from History’s Most Infamous Duo

While these two are often remembered as the world's most scandalous fruit eaters, when it comes to our marriages, we can learn a lot from this original duo.
The Secret to a Successful Marriage

The Secret to a Successful Marriage

How can you have a successful marriage? Here is one secret you may not be practicing in your marriage, but should be.

Practice Patience with Your Spouse

Here are four practical ways we’ve learned to practice patience for the old habits as we work together toward the new.

3 Steps Towards Creating Teamwork in Your Marriage

We’ve learned how to work together and compromise when it comes to cooking. For us, it’s boiled down to three ingredients.

A 30-Year Echo

With our words, we can squelch life, tear down, deflate, demean, and bring a kind of death that doesn’t kill the body, but disfigures the soul. Or we can choose to speak life.

Feed Your Spouse Praise

The good news is that, as much as food speaks love to Ted, I know a more direct — not to mention less labor-intensive — way to his heart.

Easter Mourning Together

The suffering Ted and I experienced together ultimately made our marriage stronger.

Everybody’s Workin’ for the Weeknight: 4 Reasons to Love Weeknight Dates

Not only are weeknight dates best for our calendar, I’ve come to prefer them. Here are four reasons why.

When a Friend’s Marriage Falters

Even if you feel unqualified, you can still be there for your friends. Here are three things I’m learning normal, non-counselors like you and me can do.
When to Take a Mommy Time Out

When to Take a Mommy Time Out

How to do you know when it's time to take a mommy time out? Here are some not-so-subtle signals that warn, “System Overload!”
When Marriage Feels Too Messy to Cleanup

When Marriage Feels Too Messy to Cleanup

Sometimes marriage can feel too messy for cleanup. But here’s why we shouldn’t give up.

Work Beautifully

When we faithfully and cheerfully carry out the work God has given us, our efforts can benefit and add beauty to someone else’s day.

Solving the World’s Problems, Together

If solving problems together has been difficult lately, then maybe it’s time for you to start a new date-night tradition.

The Princess in Need of Rescue

A lesson some new modern princesses seek to nullify and voidify is this: My daughters do need rescue. Desperately.
The Beauty of a Lived In House

The Beauty of a Lived In House

There's beauty in a lived in house, one that encourages us to let our guard down and engage in authentic conversation with each other.

The Process of Marrification

Marrification -- or growing into the united state of marriage -- takes time.

When Marriage Meets Busy: A Game Plan

Do you ever struggle to stay connected with your spouse when life hits a busy season? Here are three practical ways to stay connected.