Psalm Cuddles 101 (Or, Why Reading the Bible with your Spouse is Important)

I used to think that people who said they read the Bible with their significant other were lying, or had achieved a level of super-holiness that I could never hope to reach. It wasn’t something that I’d ever seen happen, and even though I was convinced that time in God’s word alone matter heaps, the… Continue reading Psalm Cuddles 101 (Or, Why Reading the Bible with your Spouse is Important)

Marriage Isn’t Completion

I remember the Monday after James and I got engaged. I was walking out of the dining hall at college and someone declared, “you finally found someone! You must be so relieved to find your other half!” I remember stopping for a moment, then responding in a much too graceless tone, “I was complete before… Continue reading Marriage Isn’t Completion

Marriage is… Hard

(We’ve already talked about how marriage is good, so if you’ve missed that, start there!) Marriage is hard. The reality is that when two people get married, it’s two sinners from different backgrounds becoming one household. Two people who grew up in two families with two different ways of doing things and two different ways… Continue reading Marriage is… Hard

On The Eve of Discounted Chocolate

Tomorrow, friends, there will be discounted chocolate in the stores. It’s an exciting day for us all, isn’t it? The anticipation of discount chocolate that’s emblazoned with cheesy slogans or wrapped in red aluminum foil is killing me! But with the discount tomorrow comes the spectacle that is today, and the spectacle that is Valentine’s… Continue reading On The Eve of Discounted Chocolate

Engaging with the Mirror

I remember a conversation we had during marriage prep about our bodies. The minister asked us how comfortable we were with the thought of being naked around each other. The James shrugged and said, “not worried at all, what’s there to worry about?” and I sat there silently as I listed off each and every… Continue reading Engaging with the Mirror